Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 29, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 229553-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Grant, Research, Contract Management

Position Summary:

This is an advanced professional level budgeting and accounting position with varied responsibilities in the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Deans Finance Office. The principle components of this position are budget development and analysis, fund management, financial projecting and reporting, being a liaison, and training and process improvement. The SMPH has total expenditures of over $700 million annually. The funding for these expenses comes from federal and non-federal grants, gifts and endowments, state and campus support, and other outside sources. The incumbent will be required to gain a thorough knowledge of State, University and SMPH policies and procedures and apply them to situations within SMPH.

This position requires strong financial management and organizational skills and will have a significant degree of independence in this role. The incumbent will be working with campus administration, departmental administrators and their fiscal staff and with our affiliate health system finance colleagues.

The SMPH 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.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-At least two years of relevant experience in accounting or budgeting is required.

-At least three years relevant experience in accounting or budgeting is preferred.
-Comprehensive knowledge and application of professional accounting and auditing theories and principles.
-Experience working with complex automated accounting systems and processes, including databases or queries.
-Experience providing technical assistance to diverse audiences with a range of accounting backgrounds.
-Strong organizational skills and oral and written communication skills.
-Experience creating and monitoring annual operating budgets.
-Experience generating financial models for projecting revenues and expenses.

Additional Information:

A minimum of 7 years' experience is required for appointment at the senior level.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the "List of Duties" link above.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click "" to start the application process. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications for maximum consideration.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.


Joy Benz
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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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

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 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Dec 29 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Jan 26 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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