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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Grants & Contracts
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Full Time
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Job no: 241588-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Position Summary:

Responsible for a variety of professional level work across an assortment of administrative service areas with impact throughout the university in support of unit or institutional goals.

Within our program, we have Associate Financial Specialist - Job Rotation Program roles that will rotate through four 6-month assignments over a two-year timeframe throughout financial departments/functions at the University.

The program allows you to rotate through areas such as, but not limited to: Campus Budget Office, Procurement, Accounting, Bursar, auxiliary units (e.g., housing facilities), and schools/colleges (Business, Letters & Science, Medicine, Engineering).

UW-Madison is currently accepting applications for the July 2022 program start.

The Job Rotation Program is a two-year, early career rotation program that supports development of technical and leadership skills. Rotation employees are hired and onboarded at the same time as a cohort. You will move through this experience and engage in training and information sharing with your cohort members. Though you will be in different rotation assignments, the cohort will attend program orientation together, have regular meetings, and participate in group professional development opportunities. The program offers a strong, dynamic team environment and interaction with senior managers and key leaders across the university. The Job Rotation Program consists of four components of meaningful work, mentoring, community and training and development that are integrated and woven throughout the program providing employees with a well-rounded work experience. In addition, rotation cohort members contribute to the development and growth of the program overall. The cohort consists of both Human Resources and Finance track cohort members.

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:

Possesses or will obtain an Associate's degree by start date

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Strong financial acumen
- Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; ability to prepare, analyze and interpret financial and other data
- Learning agility and desire for experience across the diverse domains of Finance and Accounting, including financial statements
- Proficient in MS Office, with emphasis on Excel familiarity such as formulas and pivot tables
- Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
- Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks, and meet strict deadlines
- Detail oriented and strong problem solving and decision-making skills
- Able to work with all levels of employees and management within the organization

Preferred Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in Finance, Business, Accounting, Economics, or related field by start date
- Prior relevant internship or entry-level work experience
- Demonstrated comfort in a dynamic environment
- Knowledge of financial budgeting principles, practices, and procedures
- Experience with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau)
- Experience with projects and transactional work
- Ability to analyze financial and business information and metrics to make logical forecasts, projections
- Presentation skills
- Comfort and ability to work within ambiguity

Additional Information:

The UW-Madison's Job Rotation Program is a highly competitive two-year program designed to accelerate professional growth by providing training, exposure, and experience in a variety of key functional areas that impact our business. You, as a participant, will work directly with leaders and mentors who can contribute to your career development in addition to helping you build technical and leadership skills. The rotation assignment has the possibility to transition into a permanent position upon the participant's successful completion of the program as well as current business need. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

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.

There are multiple positions available.

Contact Info: Sara Hanson /;



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:

Terminal, 24 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


$50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, please click the '' button. You will be asked to upload a resume and provide answers to the following questions:

Why are you interested in the Rotation Program at UW-Madison and what do you hope to achieve from this experience?

What parts of Finance fascinate you and why?

What has been your biggest accomplishment in school or work that demonstrates your experience and/or interest with Finance?

Applicants with varied work and education backgrounds that have interest in a Finance career path are encouraged to apply.

This position has the possibility of becoming a fixed-term renewable position, based on employee performance and funding availability.

To ensure consideration, application must be received by: October 24th, 2021


Sara Hanson

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

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 27 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 24 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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