The accountant will be responsible for payment and tracking of invoices from a variety of vendors, both US based, and international. They will also be responsible for collection and processing of tax documents, both US and International for new vendors. The accountant will review and advise on a variety of complex financial transactions. They will create financial reports to be used for inclusion in grant and other funding applications. The accountant will also maintain financial records and provide customer service for staff, faculty and outside vendors as well as assist with financial reimbursements. This position will also include advising our faculty and staff with strategic plans on spending of funds.
Performs general accounting duties following generally accepted accounting principles and procedures. Prepares financial reports and assists with budgeting. Ensures the accurate recording and reporting of the business unit's financial transactions.
10% Organizes, prepares, and updates basic 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
10% Prepares and analyzes financial data, reports and records, identifies discrepancies, investigates, recommends, and implements basic solutions as needed
20% Assists with accounting and reviewing reconciliations, journal entries, schedules, and reports
10% Answers questions and provides accounting related information to internal and external stakeholders according to established policies and procedures
10% Assists in preparing budgets and financial projections
25% Prepares and/or approves financial transactions and payments
10% Assists with e-reimbursements
5% Other duties as assigned
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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.
Highly preferred: Ability to manage work load during periods of high volume. 2+ years of financial work experience. Prior experience working in higher education. Experience with creating and monitoring budgets. Experience using financial software such as ShopUW+, E-reimbursement and WISER. Knowledge of accepted accounting principles and procedures.
Required skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proven experience in taking initiative and working independently. Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with people at all levels of the organization.
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 $50,000 Maximum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications Actual pay will depend on experience and 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.
How to Apply:
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To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.
Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the qualifications listed above.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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.