Staff Accountant

Coe College seeks a strategic and knowledgeable Staff Accountant to join the Business Office team.  

The Staff Accountant works in partnership with the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Controller to advance the academic mission of the college. The successful candidate will be responsible for the accurate and timely compilation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial data.  Work closely with the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Controller to track and monitor all endowments, annuities, investments and other financial instruments.  Serve as a resource for other departments related to budget questions, transfer requests and account information. Provide excellent customer service in person, over the telephone and in writing. Assist and provide backup coverage for the front desk.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance or related field required with a minimum of three years of recent related accounting work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience in nonprofit and/or higher education preferred.
  • Personal computer experience in word processing, spreadsheets and database programs.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to

Coe is committed to fostering a multicultural environment and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and diverse perspectives and aim to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about Coe College, our commitment to a multicultural educational environment, and requirements for employment click here.

Coe College, a highly selective private liberal arts college, offers superior academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. With 1,400 students, Coe's attractive campus is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a vibrant metropolitan area of 267,000 residents in Iowa's Creative Corridor, providing a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.