Madison, WI
May 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 101757-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Human Resources, Payroll

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 101757

Working Title: Financial Specialist Senior



FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $18.03

Job Summary:

Starting pay is based on experience, with a minimum starting rate of $18.03 per hour.

Responsible for the day-to-day administrative activities, including payroll, benefits, e-reimbursement; manage fund accounts and provide support for faculty and student employees. Provide advice regarding the regulations, policies, rules and guidelines to faculty, staff and graduate assistants pertaining to accounting services within the University System. This position monitors and maintains a computer-based accounting and financial reporting system that is responsive to the needs of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and all of its associated programs. This position provides financial management, purchasing and reporting for the Department's various accounts, including GPR (101), gifts and endowments (233) and UW System Trust Fund accounts.

Provide general administrative assistance in support of Departmental operation. The Department is a busy one with faculty who generate many projects, including grant-driven ones. This position requires advanced multi-tasking skills and collegial interaction with a range of staff in an extremely busy office with many interruptions.

This department had expenditures in fiscal year 2016 of $3.3 million.

Schedule Comment:

Regular office hours, somewhat flexible.


Michelle McCrumb
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 click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

For questions on the position contact: Michelle McCrumb, or (608) 263-2305

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best qualified applicants. Thus, your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to this position including your work experience in the following, if applicable, and where it was performed:

- Coordinating, processing, and tracking financial transactions.
- Applying policies and procedures as they relate to payroll.
- Interpreting and applying policies and procedures related to financial transactions for grants, purchases, and travel.
- Processing financial transactions through a web-based reimbursement system.
- Managing multiple projects and deadlines.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required

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

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Advertised: 03 May 2017 Central Daylight Time

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


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