Madison, WI
Sep 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 92208-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 92208-AS

Working Title: Cash Management Accountant



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: NOVEMBER 20, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

ANNUAL (12 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
CPA and/or Master's Degree

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Required: minimum of 2 years of accounting, finance, or business administration experience

Preferred: 2 years of experience in government and higher education
1 year of experience in cash management, banking, or treasury

Knowledge and Skills
1. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and theories.
2. Knowledge of or ability to interpret the State of Wisconsin statutes, federal regulations, and administrative rules.
3. Knowledge of or ability to learn the university, college, and department policies, including the UW System account code structure.
4. Knowledge of banking systems and applications, along with understanding banking rules and regulations.
5. Knowledge and skills in working with a variety of financial accounting systems for querying and reporting. Systems may include web based reporting tools, general ledger financial applications, QuickBooks, SFS Accounts Payable, WISDM, and JET tools.
6. Knowledge of or ability to understand research subject studies financial reporting needs, expenditure reporting, revenue recording, cash receipt collections, and use of departmental deposits.
7. Knowledge and understanding of the life cycle of custodian funds beginning with the campus request, use of funds, reporting of funds, and closure of the advance. Excellent understanding in both the functional and technical aspects of the transaction life cycle.
8. Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
9. Excellent organization, detail-orientation, problem-solving, and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and to handle pressure.
10. Strong ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff within a diversity campus community.
11. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
12. Strong skill set in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, in addition to knowledge of automated accounting systems and general financial applications
13. Knowledge of training and presenting techniques.

Position Summary:

UW-Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System, is a major land-grant university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and public service, with a campus environment that facilitates cross disciplinary collaborative research, revenues of $2.8 billion, a student body of approximately 43,000, and faculty/staff of approximately 22,000. The Cash Management function is a centralized, campus organization within the Accounting Services unit in the Division of Business Services and is responsible for accounting for cash, check, ACH, wire, and centrally received revenue receipts.

Under the general supervision of the Cash Management Supervisor, this position is primarily responsible for overseeing the Custodian Fund accounts, such as processing Custodian Fund requests for research participant studies, setting up bank accounts, ensuring proper internal controls for Custodian Funds, and providing training for Custodian Funds. This position is also responsible for processing various journal transactions on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis and performing reconciliations. This position requires knowledge and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), broad variety of University funding sources, Federal regulations, State of Wisconsin, UW System, and UW-Madison campus rules, regulations and guidelines.


Kyle Brown
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 submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, one of which should include your current supervisor or manager. The application materials should include a brief description of your accounting experience, along with how it relates to cash management, treasury, and/or business administration. Professional references will be held confidential and will be used in the final stage of the recruitment process.

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: Sep 25 2017 Central Daylight Time

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


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