Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 232145-US
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Position Summary:

The Financial Specialist manages procurement and provides fiscal and accounting services to the faculty and staff of the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) as part of the WEI Business Operations Team. On a day-to-day basis, this position oversees the purchase of necessary research supplies and processes financial reimbursements. In line with UW Business Services schedules and policies, this position is responsible for ensuring accurate transactions; interpreting,communicating and staying up-to-date on complex processes; and acting as a first-in-line auditor by compiling and maintaining exact records. An integral part of the WEI Business Services team, this role contributes to process improvement by identifying and mitigating challenges that arise.

The successful candidate will provide excellent communication and customer service, be regularly engaged with the WEI Business Services Team, broader WEI staff, and counterparts around campus with the goal of making Institute fiscal services simple, efficient, and compliant.

The Wisconsin Energy Institute is helping to solve one of the most critical challenges of our time: the transition toward new, cleaner energy systems and solutions. WEI is led by scientists and engineers committed to making major breakthroughs in the way we source and use energy. Specifically, WEI seeks to: 1) foster collaborative energy projects across sectors and disciplines, 2) prepare energy leaders of today and tomorrow, and 3) enhance public understanding of energy issues. Within the Wisconsin Energy Institute is the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, a U.S. Department of Energy-funded Bioenergy Research Center led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The mission is to create biofuels and bioproducts that are economically viable and environmentally sustainable while reducing society's dependence on fossil fuels.

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:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1 year of experience in financial services or purchasing; knowledge of or ability to learn UW purchasing and travel procedures and policies

Additional Information:

Must be self-motivated, dependable and have a good work ethic with a high attention to detail. Strong communication and customer service skills are a must.



Work Schedule:

Standard business hours, Monday to Friday

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $19.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online per the instructions at . A resume and cover letter are required.


Emily Hickey
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:

University Staff-Ongoing

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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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: Mar 26 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 9 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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