Madison, WI
Jun 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 101594-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Office & Administrative Support, Other

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 101594



Hiring Department: A349100-VCRGE/SPACE SCI/SPACE SCI

FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $18.03

Job Summary:

The University of Wisconsin Space, Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) is a research and development center with an international reputation for developing instrumentation for both terrestrial and space flight applications. SSEC's mission includes the support of faculty and academic staff led research, development, fabrication and implementation of space flight experiments, as well as the development of new meteorological research tools for national and international use. To find out more about SSEC please visit:

The Financial Specialist hired to work at SSEC will function under the general supervision of the Assistant Director for Administration. This position will analyze, process, and audit a variety of complex center financial transactions connected to a diverse set of funding sources in an evolving set of rules, regulations and business practices required by the University, granting agencies and center policies. This position requires initiative in the timely and accurate preparation and processing of financial transactions and reporting.

This position is responsible for tracking, reconciling and reporting on accounts, encumbrances, and balances which requires expertise in using spreadsheets, word processing documents, email programs, and related software knowledge to accomplish goals. Comprehensive application of accounting and bookkeeping practices and principals will be utilized and extensive familiarity with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc) and related financial software is required. Duties will be completed according to University and SSEC rules and regulations and in compliance with granting agency requirements.

Schedule Comment:

7:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. with some flexibility based on work needs.

Position is posted at 100% time, however, there is flexibility for a 75% - 100% time appointment. Schedule to be determined upon hire.


Denise Weidner
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 Online" button to start the application process. To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter and resume.

* Position is posted at 100% time, however, there is flexibility for a 75% - 100% time appointment.

* Pay will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

* For questions on the position and application process please email Denise Weidner at:

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: 24 Apr 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 21 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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