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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 223362-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Grant, Research, Contract Management

Position Summary:

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Wisconsin Partnership Program is committed to improving the health and well-being of the people of Wisconsin now and for years to come. The Partnership Program was established to manage and distribute funds from the conversion of Blue Cross and Blue Shield United of Wisconsin to improve the health of the public.

In alignment with the Wisconsin Idea, the Partnership Program achieves its mission through investments in innovative research and education programs and community partnerships. Since its inception in 2004, over 450 grants totaling more than $205 million have been awarded to community organizations and to UW System faculty. Currently, the Partnership Program, through its two governance committees, the Oversight and Advisory Committee and the Partnership Education and Research Committee, allocates approximately $15 million annually.

As a member of the financial management team and under the supervision and direction of the Assistant Director for Finance, the Financial Specialist provides support for the financial functions of the Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP). Areas of responsibility include reviewing financial information from applicants and grantees, preparing financial reports and documents, and tracking spending. The Financial Specialist interacts with grantees regularly to ensure that required financial reporting and compliance requirements are met and to provide excellent customer service to grantees.

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. The Wisconsin Partnership Program has an explicit focus on advancing health equity through its grant making.

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:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Well-developed analytical, organizational, and time management skills. Attention to detail critical.
-Strong oral and written communication skills.

-Completion of an Associate's or higher in Accounting or closely related field, such as business, or at least two years of relevant work experience.
-Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the principles and practices of governmental accounting.
-Demonstrated database experience, including running reports.
-Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, in particular Excel.
-Knowledge of grant accounting and management.
-Experience in working with automated accounting systems and processes.

Additional Information:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.



Work Schedule:

Regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. Schedule will be determined upon hire.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.73 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click "Apply Now" to start the application process. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications for maximum consideration.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.


Kim Mcfarlane
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:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

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:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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.

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