Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 24, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 228908-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: SMPH/EMERG MED
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Dean, Director, Executive

Position Summary:

Over the last five years, the UW Department of Emergency Medicine has undergone an impressive period of expansion and prosperity within all of its missions (education, research, clinical, and advocacy). The department employs over 50 faculty and fellows, in addition to 18 advanced practice providers, and 36 residents, to provide emergency clinical services at three local hospitals. Staff count is approximately 30, and the combined annual budget for the Department of Emergency Medicine is well over $20 million (clinical and academic). This position provides leadership in the areas of financial analysis, faculty compensation, gift and endowment account management, university funds oversight, contract management, accounts payable, and policy and procedure development and training. Due to the highly complex nature and variety of automated systems, this position provides direction, policy guidance, technical assistance, and financial expertise. The Financial Director will play an integral part in the financial and operational management, and their role as a member of the administrative leadership team will contribute significantly to the success of this complex clinical department.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

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 required; preferred in Accounting, Business Administration, Health Care Administration or closely related field; Master's preferred. CPA is highly desirable.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Five or more years of progressively responsible financial management experience is required. Knowledge and experience with the principles and practices of governmental accounting, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Experience in planning, developing and managing budgets.
-Experience in a health care setting with demonstrated participation in the financial management of a clinical specialty department or program is preferred.
-Experience in an academic medical setting is preferred.
-Effective oral and written communication skills, independent problem solving and analytical skills, attention to detail and organization, and an outgoing and energetic service-oriented approach required.
-Advanced working knowledge of the full Microsoft Office Suite.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to independently communicate and interact effectively with faculty, residents, advanced practice providers, staff, learner and leaders external to the department, but integral to the department's success. It is imperative that this individual demonstrate professionalism, creativity, innovation, and a sense of personal responsibility and maturity. This position will report directly to the Department Administrator and the Department Chair.

Additional Information:

The Department of Emergency Medicine is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload your resume, cover letter and contact information for three references. For maximum consideration, your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications and include the following:
1. Please describe your experience in planning, developing and managing budgets, including research budgets.
2. Please describe in detail the electronic data systems you have experience with for the following activities: account summaries and reconciliation, purchasing and expenditure reimbursements.
3. Please describe your level of experience with Microsoft Excel, including examples of reports or spreadsheets you use(d) and how the spreadsheet helped you do your work.
4. Please describe your knowledge and experience with Federal expenditure guidelines including reconciliation and management of grant balances.


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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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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: Nov 24 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Dec 8 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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