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ACADEMIC AFFAIRS ACCOUNTANT

Apply now Job no: 92757-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department:SMPH/ACAD AFFAIRS/EDUC&ACAD
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Health Care, Medical, Social Services

Position Vacancy ID:

92757-AS

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS ACCOUNTANT

Official Title:

ACCOUNTANT(R10DN) or ASSOC ACCOUNTANT(R10FN)

Hiring Department:

A530300-MEDICAL SCHOOL/ACAD AFFAIRS/EDUC&ACAD

FTE:

100%

Anticipated Begin Date:

JANUARY 08, 2018

Term:

This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

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

Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor's degree in accounting or closely related field such as business or finance is strongly preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

At least 2 years of relevant experience as well as demonstrated knowledge and experience with the principles and practices of governmental accounting, including federal grants and GAAP.

Preferred
Specific experience with PeopleSoft, WiSDM, WISPER, HRS, and UW purchasing tools are highly desirable.
Knowledge and experience with UW and UW Foundation financial transactions and systems.

License or Certificate:

 

Position Summary:

The individual in this position serves as fiscal manager and accountant for all units and programs within the Office of Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH). Academic Affairs provides leadership and administrative support for the health professions curriculum, recruitment and admissions, program accreditation, student support services and academic enrichment programs, student scholarships and awards, community outreach, and professional development. The position manages funds from general program operations, academic student fees, program revenue, gifts, trust funds, federal and private grants, and foundations. This position manages approximately $30 million in revenue and expenditures each year, including additional funds management support for AHEC, Faculty Development Affairs, Ebling Health Sciences Library, and other program funds such as summer session and credit outreach.

This individual requires the knowledge to apply advanced accounting theories and principles while adhering to UW System accounting guidelines and policies. The position involves a broad variety of complex fiscal management and accounting activities including, but not limited to: budget operations and management, monitoring expenditures and reconciling fund balances, monitoring and coordination of fiscal year-end closing, assisting with grant budget preparation, interpreting grant and endowment requirements, and recommending action on various accounting and budgetary questions for the programs and unit leadership within the Academic Affairs office.

The position also serves as a business operations resource for accounting policy interpretation and implementation. The individual in this position demonstrates exceptional written and oral communication skills; prepares clear spreadsheets for financial reports, budget summaries, budget projections, and ad hoc requests to distribute and present as needed for fiscal and related meetings; works effectively independently as well as in teams; meets program and university deadlines; and maintains confidential information.

This individual is expected to work closely with program and unit leaders across Academic Affairs and with leaders in Fiscal Affairs within UWSMPH Administration to address fiscal matters in a highly professional and responsive manner. Duties will be performed under the general supervision of the Administrative Coordinator for Academic Affairs.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

All UW School of Medicine and Public Health staff are responsible for upholding the highest standards for professional conduct and ethical behavior in pursuing the School?s missions of patient care, education, research, and service. Professionalism includes: 1) demonstrating honesty, integrity, inclusivity, accountability, and fairness; 2) treating everyone, including patients and visitors, colleagues, staff, and learners, with kindness, compassion, and respect; and 3) making a commitment to altruism in all interactions. Faculty are responsible for personally modeling professional conduct and inspiring and expecting professional behavior by others. The department expects all faculty to abide by these principles of professionalism, and associated laws and university policies, in the performance of their responsibilities.

Additional Information:

All UW School of Medicine and Public Health staff are responsible for upholding the highest standards for professional conduct and ethical behavior in pursuing the School?s missions of patient care, education, research, and service. Professionalism includes: 1) demonstrating honesty, integrity, inclusivity, accountability, and fairness; 2) treating everyone, including patients and visitors, colleagues, staff, and learners, with kindness, compassion, and respect; and 3) making a commitment to altruism in all interactions. Faculty are responsible for personally modeling professional conduct and inspiring and expecting professional behavior by others. The department expects all faculty to abide by these principles of professionalism, and associated laws and university policies, in the performance of their responsibilities.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Contact:

Brianna Quam
blquam@wisc.edu
608-265-4335
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. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online at https://jobs.wisc.edu. Search for job 92757. Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Please upload a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address your experience with the knowledge and skills of the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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