Madison, WI
Mar 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90058-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90058-AS

Working Title: Gift Management Accountant



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 15, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary: Negotiable
ANNUAL (12 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance is strongly preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Preferred experience in the following:
- Knowledge of or ability to interpret state statutes, federal regulations, and administrative rules.
- Knowledge of computer applications, automated accounting systems, and general financial applications.
- Ability to prepare, analyze, and interpret financial data using Excel.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all staff.
- Good oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to create and run PeopleSoft Queries.
- Experience in preparing presentations and presenting.
- Proven ability in initiating change and process improvements.
- Professional work experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and theories.
- A minimum of three years of work experience in accounting.

Position Summary: UW-Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System, is a major land-grant university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and public service, with a campus environment that facilitates cross disciplinary collaborative research, revenues of $2.8 billion, a student body of approximately 43,000, and faculty/staff of approximately 22,000. The Gift Management area is located under the Division of Business Services, Accounting Services, Asset Management and is responsible for the accounting for the University's gift tracking and reporting, including gift-in-kind donations.
Under the supervision of the Asset Management Director, this position oversees the day-to-day administration of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's gifts which total over $280 million annually. The person in this role is responsible for monitoring and the management of 10,000 projects that spread across 700 campus departments. This includes centralized oversight of the receipt of all monetary donations made to the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA), subsequently reported to the University Of Wisconsin System Board Of Regents, which is used to support the University of Wisconsin-Madison's higher education mission. The person in this role is expected to maintain collaborative relationships with campus units as well as our campus partners who include the WFAA and external donors. This position is responsible for maintaining campus-wide policies and procedures; developing and implementing training for campus participants; and assisting in developing auditing and monitoring procedures for the Delegated Divisions to ensure compliance with complex Federal, University and WFAA reporting requirements. Further, this position is responsible for providing assistance with audits conducted by UW System Internal Audit and the Wisconsin State Legislative Audit Bureau, along with providing financial reporting data to be included in the UW System Annual Financial Report and various reports for the WFAA.

Contact: Meghna Shah
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants: Please upload a cover letter addressing your qualifications and work experience, a resume detailing your
educational and professional background, and a list of three professional references.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: 24 Mar 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 25 Apr 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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