The Financial Accounting Office at Shenandoah University handles the financial functions of the institution and is centralized under the vice president for administration and finance. The most important functions of the Financial Accounting Office include assisting in preparation and control of the institutional budget; establishment and operation of a system of accounting and financial reporting; procurement of supplies and equipment; control of inventories; and receipt, custody and disbursement of institutional funds.

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Accounting Office Mission Statement

As a team, we support Shenandoah University in achieving its educational mission by providing superior customer service to those seeking higher education. We strive to maintain the fiscal integrity of the University’s financial data by assuring financial transactions are accurate and reconciled with the appropriate documentation. We are committed to implementing the university’s policies and procedures in a responsible manner. Our staff is trained and empowered to effectively communicate with the university community to provide efficient and proactive approaches to satisfy customer expectations.

We define superior customer service as follows:

  • To communicate in a clear, prompt, courteous and responsive manner
  • To act with integrity and respect
  • To focus on customer needs in our actions and decisions
  • To deliver quality services in a timely manner
  • To creatively and innovatively improve services