This position will function under the general supervision of Department Leadership. This position will prepare, review, and conduct complex financial processes and procedures. This position requires understanding of numerous policies and procedures, including University of Wisconsin (UW), School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), UW Foundation (UWF), and UW Health (UWH). This person will assist with post-award processes, procurement transactions, payroll, budgeting, and other duties as assigned.
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.
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.
15% 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
15% Assists with accounting and reviewing reconciliations, journal entries, schedules, and reports
15% Provides and prepares budgets and projections based on existing data and established policies and procedures
15% Answers questions and provides accounting related information to internal and external stakeholders according to established policies and procedures
15% Prepares and/or approves financial transactions and payments
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 Associate's Degree Degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent experience in accounting or related role preferred
Experience Required: - Proficient in Microsoft Office; specifically, Excel. - Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). - Proficient in accounting systems.
Experience Preferred: - Prior accounting experience in an academic medical setting. - Prior experience at UW Health, School of Medicine and Public Health, or UW Madison.
Knowledge and Skills Required: - Attention to detail, work well under pressure, and deadline driven. - Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. - Demonstrated independent critical thinking and decision-making skills.
Knowledge and Skills Preferred: - Knowledge of University of Wisconsin (UW), School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), UW Foundation (UWF), and UW Health (UWH) policies and procedures. - Knowledge of HIPPA requirements.
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/)
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.
How to Apply:
At UW School of Medicine and Public Health, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role, we encourage you to apply even if you're not sure you meet all of these qualifications.
The Department of Neurology and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, religion, and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position, and a document listing contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notice.
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.