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Academic Department Associate - Accountancy

Employer
University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Faculty Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Position Information

Recruitment Number

1217

Working Title

Academic Department Associate - Accountancy

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100%

Division/College

College of Business Administration

Position Summary

UW-La Crosse invites applicants to the Academic Department Associate opening in the department of Accountancy.

The Academic Department Associate ( ADA ) exercises discretion and independent judgment in matters of significance to the operations of the Department and is delegated responsibility for the administrative matters internal or external to the Department. Independently and with minimal supervision, the ADA is responsible for administrative support in the following areas: policies and procedures, budgets and expenses, class scheduling and enrollment, and ongoing day-to-day operations of the department. The ADA may be responsible for coordinating, training and supervising student workers within the Department. Support to all students, faculty, and staff members within the Department is expected.

This position has a starting wage of $16.67/hour with full benefits, (see the Miscellaneous section for more information). Normal working hours for this position are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The College of Business Administration is one of four colleges at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The CBA consists of six academic departments and one non-academic department which is the Small Business Development Center.

Six of the college’s seven academic programs are housed in an academic department (Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, and Marketing) except for the International Business program which is managed by the CBA International Business Advisory Committee ( IBAC ). There are eight majors and seven minors in the undergraduate curriculum. The college also participates in the University of Wisconsin online consortium Master of Business Administration ( MBA ).

The CBA has an outstanding reputation for the high quality of its faculty, programs, staff, and most importantly its students. The CBA is fully accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) – the premier national and international accreditation authority. The college maintains active collaborations within the region and community and with numerous educational institutions in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere.

The College of Business Administration maintains an active Assurance of Learning Program to ensure both the undergraduate and graduate programs are assessed and evaluated on a regular basis to foster successful student learning. The planning and assessment efforts are guided by a task force of knowledgeable and enthusiastic faculty and instructional academic staff. Assurance of Learning supports the AACSB accreditation principles of accountability and continuous improvement.

Required Qualifications

• Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.
• Administrative support experience.
• Demonstrated experience in the use of software including Microsoft Office Suite, email, and electronic calendars.
• Demonstrated bookkeeping experience, especially pertaining to budget, travel, and procurement records.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, respectfully, and effectively in face-to- face, oral, written, and electronic forms.
• Excellent organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills with an attention to detail despite frequent interruptions.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively, and set priorities to meet the demands of the position.
• Demonstrated ability to use discretion and good judgment regarding confidential information.

Preferred Qualifications

• 5+ years administrative support experience.
• Experience in higher education, particularly in the UW system.
• Associate degree or professional certification.
• Office management experience.
• Proficiency with software and web-based applications, Office 365 and UW System utilized software.
• Knowledge of budget and appropriation structure, inventory/record keeping.
• Knowledge of and experience with procedures regarding purchasing, purchasing contracts, and purchasing cards.
• Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others (student supervision).
• Willingness to maintain and enhance professional competencies by participating in professional development workshops, seminars, and training sessions, related to current position responsibilities.
• Ability to meet and work effectively with people across multiple levels of the organization.

Physical Demands

Reasonable Accommodations
UWL 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 contacthrinfo@uwlax.edu or 608.785.8013. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

All position descriptions are required to provide physical demands and working condition/environment and may not be published in the job announcement. For information on the physical demands and/or working conditions/environment for this position, please contact Human Resources athrinfo@uwlax.edu or 608.785.8013.

Working conditions and environment

Must value precision and efficiency, particularly in matters related to admissions and student records. Should enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, eager to contribute ideas and learn new technologies.

Miscellaneous Information

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR BENEFITS

Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
  • paid vacation for 12-month positions.
  • excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
  • paid holidays and sick days. after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
  • benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at:https://www.uwlax.edu/globalassets/offices-services/human-resources/benefits-info/2022-quick-guide-us.pdf .

Benefit eligibility is determined at the point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.

Information about UWL and the Surrounding Region
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.

For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on theU.S. News & World Reportlist of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs through the following three colleges, the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Science and Health, as well as the School of Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 84 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available atwww.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan .
The UW-La Crosse campus is in southwestern Wisconsin, nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse and positioned as part of a larger metro area with a population close to 140,000. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation. More information about the La Crosse metro area can be found here:Choose La Crosse .
Learn more about UW-La Crosse here:https://www.uwlax.edu/human-resources/services/talent-acquisition-and-employment/finalist-welcome/

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 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. UWL, 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
UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ -Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org ( ACO ).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWL Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, seehttps://www.uwlax.edu/police/annual-security-report/ or contact the University Police Department at 608.785.9000.

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Office Management and Administrative Support

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Represent and act as first point of contact for Accountancy department.
• Serve as a resource for faculty, staff and students regarding university rules, regulations, policies, forms and procedures.
• Manage the departmental office, including processing mail and ordering supplies.
• Make arrangements for meetings, lectures, interview candidates, workshops, and department events.
• Assist faculty with their service obligations related to their university roles (second to primary support for teaching and scholarship), including communication with accounting majors related to events and advising.
• Assist with the collection of information/data for departmental reports and Promotion, Retention and Tenure committee as needed.
• Manage and coordinate other office activities as they relate to departmental faculty/staff, including travel.
• Assist chair of Search & Screen Committee with work related to the recruitment of faculty/academic staff members.
o Keep appropriate documentation of budgetary needs during hiring process.
o Assist in the orientation of new faculty and staff to the department and division.

Percentage Of Time

30

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Budget and Records Management

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Manage department financial transactions in consultation with the department chair.
• Maintain control on the usage and tracking of the department procurement card and reconcile monthly billing statements.
• Oversee all accounts, including grants and faculty start-up.
• Establish and/or maintain proficiency with the software associated spreadsheets and budgeting software.

Percentage Of Time

20

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Registration/Curriculum Management for the Department

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Assist Chair in creating class schedule and scheduling classrooms for the semester in response to various parameters, i.e. room availability, course conflicts, faculty schedules, enrollment management, etc.
• Identify and verify which course materials are required for courses each semester and that quantities are available. Serve as liaison to textbook rental and bookstore, including assisting faculty with ordering course materials.
• Serve as the department liaison for the administration of the student evaluation of instruction. Complete Teaching Assignment Information and misc. forms.
• Establish and/or maintain proficiency with the software associated with classrooms, course materials, curricular and catalog changes and development.

Percentage Of Time

20

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Miscellaneous

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Assist faculty, in collaboration with department chair, in numerous areas associated with instruction and creativity and scholarship including scheduling rooms, computers/software requests, grant support, etc.
• Occasional administrative support for college-level needs if departmental time demands allow for flexibility.
• Establish and maintain department files.
• Assist with department events and public relations by updating web site, brochures, help with department scholarship banquet, etc.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Percentage Of Time

20

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Supervision of Student Workers

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Hire, train, schedule tasks/hours, and supervise student workers.
• Verify and submit hours on appropriate software and review budget regularly.

Percentage Of Time

10

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Posting Detail Information

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.

Posting Date

05/18/2022

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

06/13/2022

Position Contact Name

Dr. Will Maas, Department Chair

Position Contact Email

hrinfo@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. * Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  3. * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life-events/empcha/ra/). Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
    • LinkedIn
    • Indeed
    • WinonaDailyNews.com, LaCrosseTribune.com, ChippewaHerald.com, Journaltimes.com, Kenoshanews.com, Madison.com
    • Department of Workforce Development (WISC)
    • Other


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