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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job no: 240725-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Position Summary:

The La Follette School is highly ranked among graduate degree public policy programs and enjoys a worldwide reputation for research and teaching. This position is responsible for providing complex financial support to the La Follette School by providing funds management and oversight. This position provides financial oversight of School and faculty accounts to ensure compliance with budgets and with university, state, and granting agency guidelines and regulations. The position works both independently under general supervision and as part of a team to manage multiple priorities and perform responsibilities accurately within time deadlines.

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. Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a finance-related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least two years of experience monitoring and auditing financial transactions.

Required Skills:
-High attention to detail
-Ability to multi-task and work quickly and accurately within strict time deadlines
-Computer literacy with experience with a wide range of financial computer software, specifically Microsoft Excel
-Proficiency in developing and maintaining financial spreadsheets
-Ability to monitor expenditures and apply policies and procedures to ensure appropriateness of charges

Preferred Skills:
-Proficiency using web-based financial software to monitor and maintain financial records
-Proficiency developing and preparing financial reports
-Knowledge of higher education accounting and financial policies and procedures, including records management
-Knowledge of process improvement techniques
-Excellent problem-solving skills, including ability to correct issues when expenditures post to the incorrect fund



Work Schedule:

Full-Time M-F. This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $21.93 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process.

For questions on the position, contact: Megan Stritchko or 263-2409.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Megan Stritchko
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: Sep 16 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 29 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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