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JOB NO.: 97052-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 97052-AS

Working Title: Accountant


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: FEBRUARY 01, 2019

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $57,500 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Minimum two-year degree in accounting/finance related field. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major studies in accounting, business, or related field preferred. An Associate's Degree is required, every two-years of relevant professional work experience as in accounting/finance related field equals one year of applicable university-level requirement.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

- Minimum of two years of accounting/finance experience.
- Knowledge of financial reporting and budgeting.
- Knowledge of cash and accrual-based financial reports, GAAP, government accounting, and cost allocation.
- Knowledge of policies and laws related to accounting/finance.

License or certificate:

CPA preferred.

Position Summary:

This position is a part of UW-Madison Facilities Planning and Management's (FP&M) Budget and Financial Reporting team. FP&M is a campus organization with an annual combined budget of approximately $250 million. This position is responsible for helping to ensure the FP&M Finance team can deliver accurate, relevant, and timely financial information to its internal and external stakeholders. Required attributes for this position are: being detail oriented, having excellent Microsoft Excel and system skills, demonstrating ability to document work tasks for use in cross-training efforts, and a willingness to learn and take on additional tasks with increasing responsibility. Project cost accounting experience is also strongly preferred.

Additional Information:

- Knowledge of or previous experience with construction / project cost accounting
- Experience with modern financial systems
- Motivation to learn and willingness to take on additional responsibilities
- Demonstrated ability to respond to daily challenges while staying focused on long-term goals
- Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including an ability to partner with team members and internal customers to understand issues, brainstorm solutions, and implement improved processes
- Familiarity with internal controls


Dawn Bierman
[email protected]
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 be considered, applications must be submitted online. Applicants must upload a resume and cover letter. Your cover letter should specifically address the Required Qualifications listed in the Relevant Work Experience section.

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: Dec 20 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Jan 25 2019 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 12/21/2018
Application Due: 2/19/2019
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