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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Financial Affairs
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Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job no: 239008-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Office & Administrative Support

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for developing and maintaining financial data and all appropriate recordkeeping systems for the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, which have budgets totaling approximately $25 million. The two departments are made up of approximately 300 employees in a diverse mix of categories and roles.

Specifically, this position performs exact accounting, recordkeeping, and analytical services, and is responsible for proper controls and the accuracy of all transactions. This includes financial management of federal and non-federal grants, state funds, and revenue producing accounts associated with instructional, extension, and research operations, faculty research laboratories, departmental gifts/grants, animal operations on-campus and off-campus, and trust/foundation activities. Ongoing contacts are maintained with a variety of UW personnel in the offices of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP), College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), UW Extension, Graduate School, and a variety of Departments in CALS and other Colleges, in addition to individuals outside the University (funding agencies, external vendors, clients, general public, etc.) This position also prepares and signs purchasing requisitions, deposits funds, compiles data for various reports, implements operational and procedural changes, resolves problems relative to departmental financial matters, and serves as back-up site- manager for departmental credit card users.

In addition, this position provides separate animal operations fund accounting and accounting services for thirteen farm or animal units. This includes audits and deposits for cash sales of milk, cattle, other animal operations and program revenue, as well as a wide variety of other departmental cash operations/activities, in excess of $20 million annually. As a financial specialist for animal care operations, expedited processing of some requisitions/expenditures will be expected.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

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:

Associate Degree or higher in Accounting - Preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least 2 years Accounting work experience - Preferred
1 year Customer Service Experience - Preferred
6 Month Payment Processing: Cash, Check and Credit Card - Preferred



Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 7:45am-4:30pm

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $18.76 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position.


Nancy Hilmanowski
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:

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: Aug 19 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 29 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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