Madison, WI
May 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90859-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: EDUC/WCER

Location: Madison

Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Management/Supervisory, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Terminal

Position Vacancy ID: 90859-AS

Working Title: Finance Manager


Hiring Department: A177500-SCHOOL OF EDUCATION/WCER

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 01, 2017

Term: This position will end on JULY 31, 2019.

Advertised Salary:

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree required in Business or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

* 5-7 years of successful finance and project management experience.
* Capacity to work with diverse populations.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills with proven capacity to translate complex ideas into clear prose.
* Excellent interpersonal skills.
* Excellent MS Excel Skills, MS ACCESS a plus.

* Experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, statement reconciliation, journal entries, general ledger and quarterly and year end reporting.
* Experience in financial modeling of new product development.
* Experience in financial modeling and budgeting.
* Experience managing large and complex projects, preferably revenue generating projects.
* Working with contracts a plus.

Position Summary:

The World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium is a consortium of 37 member states dedicated to the design and implementation of high standards and equitable educational opportunities for English language learners (ELLs). WIDA's Finance and Operations team is responsible for managing the fiscal, strategic planning and contractual activities of the project. The Financial Manager's primary responsibility will be documenting, modeling, and reporting against the constructional obligations of WIDA's flagship ACCESS assessment. The Financial manager will also be responsible, in conjunction with the CFO, for developing and variance reporting of department and project budgets. This position will also be responsible for assisting in the commercialization of products and services outside of the university. The ideal candidate for this role is a proven self-starter with strong analytical skills and an attention to detail. This position will encompasses both the contractual and financial domains, along with close collaborations with outside organizations.

Additional Information:

This position may be made renewable after 2 years pending additional funding and department need.


Franchesca Beswick
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 position please upload a cover letter addressed to Kelly Krahenbuhl, a current resume, and the names and contact information 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.

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Advertised: 25 May 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 28 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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