Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 08, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227961-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Position Summary:

This position provides professional level support to the centralized Business Services Office (BSO) in the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). The School consists of 4 academic departments (basic science and clinical), the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Care (UWVC) teaching hospital, complex animal research and teaching facilities, and several auxiliary and chargeback units supporting research and teaching activities. In FY20, the School expenditures exceeded $70 million and included funds 101, 133, 135, 136,142, 144, 145, 150, 161, 233, and 403.

The Business Services Office is responsible for the accounting, invoicing, financial reporting, purchasing, cash management, payment processing, accounts receivable, travel, and financial training functions for the School of Veterinary Medicine.

This position involves a broad variety of complex fiscal management and accounting activities including: monitoring and coordination of fiscal year-end closing; interpreting fund requirements and deadlines and ensuring expenditures are in line with these requirements; recommending action on various accounting questions; serving as business operations resource for State, University and School policy development, interpretation and implementation. The person in this role will functions independently and performs highly responsible professional accounting functions requiring the knowledge and application of accounting theories and principles for the University of Wisconsin and the SVM.

Successful performance of responsibilities requires knowledge of School, University and State purchasing and accounting policies and procedures, as well as all granting agency guidelines and regulations. Duties are performed under general supervision.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

2 years of experience in academic accounting and purchasing in a higher ed institution is strongly preferred.

General knowledge of University, State, Federal and/or non-federal government accounting.

Strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.

Ability to independently determine priorities and to interpret and analyze financial data.

Ability to interpret policies and regulations and apply them to practical situations.

Ability to exercise good judgment, recognizing where deviation from standard policies or processes may be needed.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and work with individuals of different backgrounds and financial literacy.

High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

Strong working knowledge of computer applications and willingness to learn and adapt to new systems.

Knowledge of University's Shared Financial System and WISER electronic reporting system.

Ability to multi-task to support multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $44,748 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on Apply Online to begin the application process. You will be required to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Tami Flock
at For questions regarding the position, please contact Fariba Kiani at


Tami Flock
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. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

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).

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Applications Open: Oct 8 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 8 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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