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Apply now Job no: 98488-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Management/Supervisory

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Finance Manager has primary roles in the financial activities of the statewide, multi-faceted media organization including developing and monitoring station and project budgets, managing financial aspects of grants, and overseeing the financial tracking and reporting of WPT's project and production activities. This position requires facility with financial management and the ability to engage with people in understanding a complex financial system. This person is an excellent communicator and problem-solver; works in a timely and responsive manner and has a key role in helping station leadership make decisions. The Finance Manager supervises staff and works closely with WPT's fundraising partner, the Friends of Wisconsin Public Television. The Finance Manager reports to WPT's Chief Operating Officer (COO) and is responsive to Wisconsin Public Media's (WPM) Director of Business Services.

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:

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- At least five years of business and financial management experience, ideally in a university or non-profit setting.
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with management, partners, and staff at all levels.
- Superb financial judgment and analytical skills; knowledge of finance best practices; experience with complex financial policies and processes; ability to develop budgets that have multiple income sources/streams; and discernment to review, analyze and detect anomalies in project and other proposed budgets.
- Effective leadership and management skills
- Knowledge of computer applications, automated accounting systems and general financial applications. Strong Microsoft Office skills
- Helpful nature and strong problem-solving skills and experience.

- Past experience with financial management or administration in a public media organization.
- Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Additional Information:

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.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, click the Apply Now button. You will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume addressing your qualifications as they relate to this role, and a list of at least 3 professional references.


Betsy Nelson
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. )

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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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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).

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