Madison, WI
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90234-LI

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Dean, Director, Executive, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Quality, Risk Management and Compliance

Employment Class: Limited

Position Vacancy ID: 90234-LI

Working Title: Chief Financial Officer

Official Title: DIR, BUSINESS SERV/M(J96DM)


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JUNE 01, 2017

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary: Minimum $90,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization: Minimum of a Master's degree in business, business administration, accounting or related field is required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Minimum of 8-10 years with progressive responsibility and experience with a record of significant accomplishments. Previous experience in a Not for Profit, University or State setting is beneficial. Well qualified candidates will have 3-5 years' experience in a leadership and management role. Demonstrated skill and experience with budget planning, preparation and management, process improvement, as well as skill and experience with automated financial systems is required. Knowledge of and demonstrated fiscal accountability experience in a diverse organization with multiple missions and management of multiple revenue streams is required. Knowledge of GASB. Knowledge of fiscal accountability, QA/QC, accreditation and certification requirements and standards a plus. Demonstrated skill and experience leading and managing a professional staff with diverse responsibilities. Superior oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate and interact with senior leadership, managers, supervisors, staff and internal and external stakeholders.

Position Summary: This position is responsible for the planning, directing, managing and oversight of all fiscal activities and operations related to finance, accounting, purchasing, budget and grant administration within the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH). This position will plan and coordinate the budget priorities and activities within the WSLH, engaging other divisions and outside agencies and provide a high level of administrative support to assigned supervisory and management staff. Additional duties will include oversight of the day-to-day operation of the fiscal unit within the WSLH. This position functions at the senior management level to ensure exceptional business practices are established and followed across the WSLH and the fiscal implications of future policies and strategic decisions are shared with senior management. This position will be responsible for ensuring the laboratory remains fiscally sound, that fiscal policies and financial management procedures are formulated and executed and appropriate controls and reports are used to manage the WSLH's approximately $45,000,000 budget. The Chief Financial Officer will communicate to and coordinate with the other WSLH Division and Office Directors. As a member of the Director's Strategic Leadership Team, this position will serve with other Directors to develop and implement the WSLH's strategic plan. This position will develop lab wide policies that ensure that all University, State, and Federal fiscal compliance laws and regulations, including Medicare, are followed. This position entails a high level of complexity, requires a high degree of initiative, creativity and personal responsibility.

Additional Information: Ability to set a positive, effective, inclusive and engaging climate for the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.

Skill and experience leading and participating in committees, taskforces, and executive-level meetings.

As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employee must be able to perform the essential job functions as outlined in the position description with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Contact: Cynda Demontigny
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: To apply for this job, please upload a resume and cover letter (including title and Vacancy ID#) as well as a list of references. If you have questions, you may email

Additional Link: Full Position Details

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: 05 Apr 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 5 May 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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