Madison, WI
May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90662-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Terminal

Position Vacancy ID: 90662-AS

Working Title: Accountant



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JUNE 26, 2017

Term: This position will end on JUNE 25, 2018.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $43,000 Maximum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Associate's degree in accounting or a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Required Qualifications:
* Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
* Knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
* Ability to prepare, analyze, and interpret financial data.
* Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
* High level of attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience with University of Wisconsin, non-profit or governmental accounting.
* Knowledge of financial systems.
* Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel.

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Accounting Services Manager, this position serves as a staff accountant within the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) within the University of Wisconsin- Madison. The position is responsible for assisting in the reconciliation of DoIT's general ledger; creating financial reports; providing financial and budget analysis; assisting with the annual DoIT budget and year-end processes; serving as a functional and technical specialist for project costing, billing and time entry; and assisting with monthly invoice processing.

DoIT maintains accrual basis financial reports on its own general ledger system. DoIT is composed of nine departments and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Chief Operating Officer's (COO) office with approximately 900 employees and an annual budget of approximately $100 million. Nearly 70% of DoIT's funding is generated by selling products and services to UW-Madison, UW System Administration, other University campuses and colleges. DoIT receives limited General Purpose Revenue (GPR) funding for specific student related and academic activities.

Additional Information:

This position is initially expected to last one year, with the possibility of extending the position up to a maximum of two years and/or it may turn into a renewable appointment based on funding availability.

Please Note: DoIT is unable to provide sponsorship for this position.


Vickie Arneson
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:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter. Your cover letter should specifically address the Required Qualifications listed in the Relevant Work Experience section.

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: 09 May 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 23 May 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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