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Official Title: Controller (Inst) (B)
Business Title: Controller
Employment Class: Limited
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $106,300 - $124,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Limited
Position Summary:

Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration, the Controller is responsible for the technical accounting functions of the university including maintaining the general ledger and chart of accounts, internal controls, accounts payable/receivable, cash management and procurement. The Controller provides day-to-day leadership of a team of financial professionals. Additionally, the Controller represents the institution on finance-related administrative matters, establishes and maintains a consultative and collaborative working relationship with institutional units, and guides the development of strategy, processes, and policies to ensure accuracy and compliance in the institution's accounting functions.

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  • Reconciles and maintains the general ledger and chart of accounts
  • Directs the maintenance, monitoring and preparation of university-wide financial records and reports and disseminates information to the appropriate stakeholders
  • Develops, implements, maintains, and monitors finance-related institutional policies, internal controls, and accounting standards.
  • Serves as the unit liaison and consultant among internal and external stakeholder groups providing organizational information and representing the interests of the unit
  • Performs financial analyses, accounting and finance procedures in accordance with established best practices, policies and procedures, and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Has supervisory responsibility for the staff and functions within Purchasing/Contracts, Accounts Payable/Receivable, General Accounting and Grants Accounting, and Student Financials.

  • Masters Degree in Business Administration or related area of study
  • Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years of direct, operational experience in each of the following functions: maintaining the general ledger; ensuring internal controls; and overseeing accounts payable and cash management.
  • Thorough working knowledge and application of GAAP and GAAS
  • Ability to exercise discretion in all matters and adhere to applicable policy and legal constraints
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Certified Public Accountant certificate highly preferred
  • Experience with PeopleSoft ERP or equivalent
  • Experience in Universities of Wisconsin financial systems and software applications

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application: cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by February 27th are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see , or call UWO Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.

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