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Apply now Job no: 106674-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Office & Administrative Support, Other

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Working Title:

Financial Specialist

Official Title:


Hiring Department:





This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $16.00

Job Summary:

The Financial Specialist position is located in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) on the UW-Madison campus. WCER is the largest education research center in the United States and currently houses more than 100 research and fee-for-service projects supported by approximately 500 faculty and staff. The center generates more than $60 million of revenue in awards and services annually.

This position will serve as a travel and supply procurement cardholder in WCER and is responsible for providing the required documentation and accurate funding for all procurement card transactions per university and state financial policies and procedures. The financial specialist is also responsible for other financial and auditing activities such as processing invoices with Accounts Payable, receiving/ verifying checks for WCER's revenue producing projects, entering financial information into WCER's encumbrance management application, and providing assistance with WCER custodial funds. This position also provides backup support to the Office Operations Associate and will assist with general office communications, managing the key checkout system, and conference room bookings.

The decision-making is in accordance with department, School of Education, and University procedures. The individual must exercise good, independent decision-making, and have the ability to handle adverse or difficult situations. The financial specialist is a resource to a staff of approximately 500 employees including faculty, academic staff, university staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and post docs. The ability to deal with people in a pleasant and professional manner is required. The employee works under general supervision.



Additional Requirements:


Schedule Comment:

7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with a 45-minute lunch break


Mary Hegge
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:

To apply for this position please send a cover letter addressed to Mary Hegge, Human Resources Manager, a current resume, and a document with the names/contact information for three professional references.

Your cover letter should answer these questions:

1. Please describe your experience and/or training with purchasing supplies and services such as travel or registrations.
2. Please describe any previous experience you have with accounting, cash-handling, or entering financial data into a financial software system.

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

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