University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 240676-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Property Control, this position supports the campus-wide policy and procedures associated with capital equipment recognition on the annual financial statements. The Property Control team members are part of the Financial Information Management Group of Business Services. This group works to support the proper accounting and attestation of financially recognized capital equipment values including guidance on capital cost valuations, physical inventories, loans, transfers, audits, dispositions, training, and analytics. The team is responsible for the consistent evaluation and maintenance of the asset management module of UW Madison's financial software in accordance with GAAP, Federal, State and UW System reporting requirements.

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 required. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance is strongly preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

2 years of accounting, finance, or business administration experience.

Preferred experience in the following:
- Demonstrate knowledge and experience with the principles and practices of governmental accounting, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Experience working with large volumes of data records and related database systems.
- Exposure to university, state, and federal accounting and administrative rules, regulations and procedures.
- Asset related accounting and reporting principles and practices
- Financial management, reporting and analysis experience
- Asset management related data gathering and analysis
- Experience in complex and diverse operating environments requiring analysis of process, process change and risk review, assessment, and development.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Demonstrated problem solving decision-making ability within a team environment.
- Skills in managing multiple, complex activities and projects simultaneously.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in developing, applying, and interpreting policies and procedures.
- Strong Microsoft Office Suite experience.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.

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%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, click the "Apply Now" button.
Please upload a cover letter and resume. In these materials, include your experience with accounting, finance, or business administration, and your qualifications related to the areas listed in the "Relevant Work Experience" section of the position description.


Michele Blakeman
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:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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.

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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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