The Department of Bacteriology has been known for outstanding research and teaching for more than a century, and we are committed to a future in which this excellence will continue. Our faculty, staff, and students have created a vibrant place to learn, teach, and conduct research, a place rich in opportunity, ideas, creativity, and resources, and a place where people can flourish and discover their own potential. Because we engage people with widely differing backgrounds, talents, perspectives, and styles, we achieve excellence through diversity.
The Accountant II will function under the general supervision of the Academic Department Manager. This position will prepare, review, and conduct complex financial processes. This position requires understanding of numerous campus policies and procedures. The Accountant II will assist with post-award reporting processes, procurement transactions, budgeting, and payroll. The person in this position serves as a key point of contact for Bacteriology on financial matters and must have excellent customer service skills. Candidates with academic fiscal services and/or payroll experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
Performs advanced accounting duties following generally accepted accounting principles and procedures. Prepares and reviews financial reports and assists with budgeting. Ensures the accurate recording and reporting of the business unit's financial transactions.
45% Organizes, prepares, and updates financial statements, monthly and year-end journal entries, accounts, ledgers, and reports for various financial needs within an automated financial system to ensure accurate recording and reporting of financial transactions
15% Prepares and analyzes financial data, reports and records, identifies discrepancies, investigates, recommends, and implements solutions as needed
10% Develops and maintains automated financial systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity
10% Assists with accounting and reviewing reconciliations, journal entries, schedules, and reports
5% Provides and prepares budgets and projections based on existing data and established policies and procedures
5% Answers questions and provides accounting related information to internal and external stakeholders according to established policies and procedures
5% Prepares and/or approves financial transactions and payments
5% Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Preferred Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's Degree preferred or at least 3 years of relevant professional experience required in lieu of degree
Required: - A minimum of two years of accounting experience.
Preferred: - Experience with UW-Madison accounting systems.
Key Skills: High-level ability to remain focused, attend to details, meet deadlines and perform efficiently and effectively under pressure. Ability to prioritize competing tasks, both independently and in consultation with team members.
Well qualified candidates will possess: - Knowledge of computer applications, automated data analysis and data entry techniques. - Excellent organizational and time management skills. - Exemplary communication skills in a professional work setting - Demonstrated computer expertise with a variety of software programs. - Experience interpreting and analyzing financial policy and procedure. - Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment - Experience in taking initiative and working independently - Experience in providing a positive customer experience - Knowledge of University, State, Federal and/or Nonfederal rules and regulations. - Familiarity with University systems such as WISER, ShopUW+ and e-Reimbursement. - Advanced working knowledge of the full Microsoft Office Suite strongly preferred.
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some remote work may be possible but is to be determined based on the evolving business needs of the unit and is subject to change.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff. At CALS, we acknowledge that bias, prejudice, racism and hate have historically occurred in many forms that cause significant and lasting harm to members of our community. We commit to taking actions each day toward a college that is inclusive and welcoming to all.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice to applicants.
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.