JOB NO.: 91815-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91815-AS

Working Title: Accountant



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: NOVEMBER 20, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $45,000 Maximum $85,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Accounting highly preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Associate Accountant: Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience
Accountant (No Prefix): 3-7 years of relevant work experience
Senior Accountant: 7+ years of relevant work experience

License or certificate:

CPA License or CPA candidate preferred

Position Summary:

The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 450 career staff members and over 2,000 students. University Housing provides an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development. University Housing operates nineteen residence halls across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, providing a home to over 7,400 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 3,000 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage seven dining venues across campus, and provide conference group and youth camp housing throughout the summer months.

University Housing is divided into five main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, and University Apartments. Whether we're launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housings goal to be, "The place everyone wants to live."

This is a professional level accounting position performing accounting functions under the general supervision of the Accounting Manager. This position is responsible for providing analysis, interpretation, and preparation of complex financial data for management at all levels. A person in this position will design and prepare financial statements including monthly and annual reports using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This position is also responsible for reconciling accounts with complex transactions involving multiple subledgers and working with Campus accountants to reconcile the Housing general ledger to the Campus general ledger. The accountant will assist in the development and ongoing maintenance of a cost allocation system to ensure accurate estimates of the profitability of various business segments. The accountant is expected to be well grounded in internal controls and be able to recognize weaknesses, recommend improvements and implement changes that are needed to ensure a strong internal control environment. The accountant will also be responsible for providing direction and mentoring to other accountants and financial specialists in the accounting division. The incumbent will provide support and assist as needed in the implementation of plans and procedures in the event of an emergency.

Business Services is committed to demonstrating our Division of University Housing Core Values: Care in how we approach people and our work; Creativity in solving problems; Integrity in our interactions with staff and customers; Optimism, focusing on opportunities and positive outcomes; Respect for the differences, strengths, and potential in people; Stewardship of human, financial and natural resources; and Excellence in customer satisfaction and communication.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.

Additional Information:

Primary schedule below; schedule alterations as operation and position expectations demand.
Office hours are Monday to Friday, 7:45am-4:30pm


Taree Ryan
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 online, applicants must submit a resume, work history, cover letter and references within the online application system.
-Within the work history, please complete all fields, including dates of employment.
-Within your cover letter please include a description of a specific example of a project that you participated in that demonstrated innovation, process improvement or outstanding customer service. Explain your role, the scope of the project, who else was involved, results, and lessons learned if appropriate. (250 words or less)

Please identify three professional references that will be able to speak towards your
performance in your current and/or most recent positions. University Housing requires
that at least two of the three references be either your current or most recent supervisors.
When listing your references to contact, please include the following information:
-Title of their position and relationship to you
-Phone number
-E-mail address

Online applications must be received by 11:55pm on Monday, September 18, 2017.
Failure to submit complete application materials will result in ineligibility for this
position. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. The salary range for this position will be $45,000 - $85,000 annually, based on qualifications. Applications for this position may be considered for future vacancies within this department.

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: Aug 18 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Sep 18 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time