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Accounting Manager

University of Wisconsin La Crosse
La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 3, 2024

Posting Details

Position Information

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Number of Vacancies


Working Title

Accounting Manager

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Proposed Salary to be Offered

$80,000-$90,000 dependent upon experience

Appointment Percentage (Budget)


Position Summary

The Accounting Manager works in Business Services under the general supervision of the Controller and is responsible for managing staff who utilize the university’s financial systems to process accounting transactions. This position oversees grant accounting, 501©(3) accounting, capital equipment inventory, banking, account reconciliations, and financial reporting for the university.
The Accounting Manager’s responsibilities include reviewing journal entries, reconciling accounts, maintaining ledgers, developing procedures, preparing reports, and updating records in the university’s financial systems. The Manager is also involved with establishing internal controls and serves as a campus liaison for issues related to financial systems and transactions.
Candidates are expected to have a strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ( GAAP ) and to acquire knowledge of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse ( UWL ), Universities of Wisconsin (UW) Administration, and State of Wisconsin financial policies and procedures.

Position Type


Pay Basis




Contingent Upon Funding


Is this position eligible for employment sponsorship, (H1B or PERM)?


Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a business-related field from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum five years of professional financial experience with demonstrated increasing responsibility.
  • Knowledge of GAAP .
  • Strong aptitude for understanding and analyzing accounting systems.
  • Strong ability to review, analyze, and interpret financial data, policies, procedures, and regulations to create reports, complete reconciliations, prepare projections, and provide advisement.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people with diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to conduct oneself with personal integrity and to perform work with high ethical standards.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in accounting or business administration from an accredited institution.
  • Certified Public Accountant ( CPA ) licensure.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Knowledge of governmental or fund accounting.
  • Proficient in the development of computer queries to extract accurate data and reports.
Physical Demands
  • Ability to sit for extended periods.
Working conditions and environment
  • Occasional overnight travel for training seminars.
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed.
Miscellaneous Information

Redbook Position



Administration and Finance Division

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

Business Services provides a challenging and dynamic work environment for professionals to serve the diverse stakeholders of the university. We seek out highly qualified individuals and develop them into results-oriented leaders. As part of an institution of learning, we encourage the personal and professional growth of our staff by providing engaging projects and development opportunities. Additionally, the unit fosters a supportive climate by encouraging team members to work collaboratively, and we provide flexibility through an attractive leave package and a hybrid remote work model.

The Division of Administration and Finance is committed to providing quality campus services to faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies to support the university’s mission of teaching, research, and public service. The division includes Facilities Planning & Management, Budget, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, and Police & Parking Services.

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Special Instructions

Application deadlines
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION : Priority consideration is given to those candidates who apply by the listed ‘First Review Date’. 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.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWL is a state agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWL 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.

Position Contact Name

Mark Haakenson

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Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
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