FINANCIAL SPECIALIST



JOB NO.: 102396-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: L&S/PSYCHOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY


Location: Madison

Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 102396

Working Title: Financial Specialist

Official Title: FINANCIAL SPECIALIST SENIOR(00162)

Hiring Department: A487400-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/PSYCHOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY

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.

The primary purpose of the Psychology Department Financial Specialist position to provide fiscal support to the department faculty, staff, students, and others. It supports post award Federal and non-Federal research activities for all members of the Department, one of the largest departments in the College of Letters and Science. This position is responsible for fiscal management of the Psychology Department extramural resources, developing and maintaining financial data and all appropriate record keeping systems for multiple grants and for all funds in the Department including GPR (101), Hilldale (161), Grad School (135), Federal grants (144), Foundation Gift Accounts (233), and the revenue producing accounts (136).The Psychology department has financial operations and activities totaling more than $12.5M.

This position performs exact accounting, transactions, record keeping, and analytical services for the Department. This position is responsible and accountable for proper controls and the accuracy of each transaction. This position provides fiscal management of the federal, state, gift and foundation supported accounts within the Department of Psychology. This position requires a thorough knowledge of university, school and internal departmental operating procedures; application of
established accounting principles and interpretation of ever changing federal state, university, and donor regulations in the maintenance, reconciliation and analysis of accounts. Extensive knowledge of established accounting and bookkeeping principles and practices as well as of UW-Madison purchasing and travel rules and regulations is also required. Must be extremely well versed in the use of computerized spreadsheet programs, particularly Microsoft Excel.

This position trains, provides advice, interprets rules, regulations, policies, and guidelines to faculty, staff, graduate assistants, subordinates, and the general public. On-going contacts are maintained with a variety of UW personnel in the offices of Research and Sponsored Programs, UW Graduate School, UW Foundation, College of Letters and Science Business Office, Purchasing Services, Cash Management, Physical Plant, Car Fleet, Stores, Risk Management, and Property Control in addition to individuals outside the University (funding agency personnel, external vendors, banking institutions, travel agents, general public, etc.).

How to Apply: Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

For questions on the position, contact: Elizabeth Rose erose3@wisc.edu 608-265-5504

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 advanced 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
- Developing and preparing financial reports
- Interpreting and applying policies and procedures related to financial transactions for grants, purchases, and/or travel
- Monitoring expenditures and applying policies and procedures to ensure appropriateness of charge.



Schedule Comment:

Typical schedule is 8-4:30. Some flexibility.



Contact:

Elizabeth Rose
erose3@wisc.edu
608-265-5504
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: Elizabeth Rose, erose3@wisc.edu

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:



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: 05 Jul 2017 Central Daylight Time


Application Close: 26 Jul 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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