Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 233753-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Position Summary:

The Financial Specialist Senior provides support for financial activities within International Academic Programs (IAP), a unit in the International Division, which serves as the largest study abroad office at UW-Madison. IAP, a fund 128 auxiliary unit, administers more than 240 campus-wide study abroad and exchange programs. Annually sends over 1,600 UW-Madison students abroad. Further information about IAP can be found: http://www.studyabroad.wisc.edu

Diversity and inclusion are primary values for IAP and are integral to achieving our strategic goals. We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion across all spectrums.

This position is a member of the IAP financial team that includes the Financial Specialist Supervisor and other Financial Specialists within the unit to maintain financial records and budget tracking systems for the office. The Financial Specialist Senior will process a variety of financial forms, oversee study abroad program budgets, and will assist the office with interpreting financial rules and regulations.

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:

Understanding of accounting principles necessary to manage program budgets and process accounts payable and receivable transactions.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word. Experience or ability to use databases.
Ability to interpret and apply UW and State accounting policies and procedures.
Excellent customer service skills necessary to interact with diverse IAP stakeholders.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to make independent decisions to resolve issues.
Positive, team-orientated attitude.



Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 a.m., but can be flexible.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $21.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a cover letter, a CV/Resume, and a list of three professional references through the online jobs portal by the assured consideration date.


Judy Humphrey
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.

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. 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: Apr 27 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 19 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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