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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 14, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
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Full Time
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Job no: 242957-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contract Administration (Post-Award)

Job Summary:

The primary responsibility of the Research Administration Accountant is to work with principal investigators and research staff to budget, monitor expenditures, and reconcile financial data for sponsored programs within the School of Pharmacy. This position may directly process and/or approve accounting transactions such as cost transfers, procurement, sub award management, and financial processing related to sponsored project management which requires day-to-day activities to monitor spending.

About the Job:

Post-Award Sponsored Programs, Grants & Contracts Accountant (S/C/D) (SC025)

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



Minimum of three years of experience in the following areas:
- Post-award grants accounting providing research portfolio management/support to faculty
- Financial systems such as WISER and SFS Accounting Data Warehouse
- Computer systems, including developing/maintaining spreadsheets in Excel and accounting applications.

Additional work experience and skills required:
-Ability to work effectively with different constituencies (i.e., faculty, staff, students, university administrators and funding agencies).
-Strong analytical and effective problem-solving and oral and written communication skills
-Ability to interpret UW, State, Federal and other Granting Authority regulations.
-Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize, manage, and coordinate multiple complex projects, and strong attention to detail.
-Ability to provide consultation for faculty and staff regarding overall portfolio management and/or closeout.
-Ability to analyze accounting data and advise others on the appropriate action to be taken as a result of the analysis.
-Knowledge of and ability to produce a wide variety of clear and accurate financial reports.
-Ability to apply established accounting principles and interpret a wide range of agency, state, federal and donor rules, regulations and expense allowances in the maintenance, reconciliation and analysis of accounts.
-Knowledge of UW operating policies and procedures.

Preferred skills:
-Thorough knowledge of UW and State of Wisconsin budgeting and appropriation regulations and processes; regulations and restrictions on a variety of account types such as revenue, gift, GPR, UW Foundation Endowments and Restricted funds, UW Trust funds, etc.
-Knowledge and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).

Additional Information:

The School of Pharmacy embraces the values of diversity and inclusion, as they are essential in achieving related goals outlined in our School's strategic plan. We aspire to integrate diversity and inclusion behaviors into teaching, research, and our service mission to advance our priorities of creating and sustaining an inclusive and welcoming environment. Further, we believe these values are critical in preparing our students to address and eliminate health disparities.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who have awareness, commitment, and practice of diversity and inclusion behaviors, and we especially encourage women and people from underrepresented minority groups to apply.



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:



Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click the "" button to begin the application process. To apply for this position, you are required to submit a cover letter and resume/CV.


Calvin Phomsena
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:

Post-Award SPGC Account(S/C/D)(SC025)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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:

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: Oct 14 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 11 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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