Job no: 237111-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Position Summary:

UW-Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System, is a major land-grant university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and public service, with a campus environment that facilitates cross-disciplinary collaborative research, revenues of $3.4 billion, a student body of approximately 45,000, and faculty/staff of approximately 24,000. The Cash Management function is a centralized, campus organization within the Accounting Services unit in the Division of Business Services and is responsible for accounting for cash, check, ACH, wire, and centrally received revenue receipts.

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Cash Management and Financial Control, this position is primarily responsible for centralized financial activities related to cash and revenue, preparing and accurately recording journal entries, account reconciliations, development and maintenance of cash related policies and procedures, and oversight of the financial database used to record bank deposit transactions between US Bank and UW-Madison. The Cash Management Accountant will also assist with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) while working closely with the PCI Merchant Senior Manager.

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, Finance or Business Administration

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of 2 years of accounting, finance, or business administration experience.

1) Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and theories
2) Experience in a treasury or cash management role or ability to handle large volumes of banking transactions, perform daily deposits, account reconciliations, journal entries, unidentified research, and other assigned duties
3) Excellent organization and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and to handle pressure
4) Strong ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff within a diversified campus community
5) Demonstrates extensive detail-orientation, research and problem-solving abilities
6) Excellent verbal and written communication skills

1) Knowledge of or ability to interpret the State of Wisconsin statutes, federal regulations, and administrative rules
2) Knowledge of or ability to learn the university, college and department policies, including UW System account code structure
3) Familiarity with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) and understanding of the life cycle of credit card transactions in both functional and technical aspects from web store fronts to third party providers
4) Knowledge and skills working with a variety of financial accounting systems for querying and reporting. Systems may include web-based reporting tools, general ledger financial applications, SFS, WISER, JET tools, banking systems and applications

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, click the "" button.
Please upload a cover letter and resume. In these materials, include your experience with accounting, finance, or business administration, and your qualifications related to the areas listed in the "Relevant Work Experience" section of the position description.


Michele Blakeman
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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:

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: .

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: Jul 13 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 28 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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