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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 270135-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contract Administration (Post-Award)

Job Summary:

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Post Award Accountant Manager to join our friendly, supportive and dynamic team and provide post-award grants administration leadership and support to faculty, researchers and trainee investigators in the Department. This position will supervise 3-4 staff, and will provide leadership and support in managing the sponsored projects funding portfolios of Department of Pediatrics (DOP) investigators and staff. Responsibilities include working with principal investigators and research staff to budget, monitor expenditures, and reconcile financial data for sponsored programs, including processing and/or approving accounting transactions such as cost transfers, procurement, sub award management, and financial processing related to sponsored project management. This position will also have the opportunity to develop workflows and processes to streamline and improve support for DOP research, with a focus on providing exceptional customer service and compliance with university policies, procedures, and regulations. Your work will directly support our exciting research in a culture where people and ideas thrive!

A successful candidate will demonstrate dependability, flexibility, and maturity. Candidates should be effective communicators, have an outgoing and energetic service-oriented approach, be skilled at building interpersonal relationships with constructive interactions, have strong multi-tasking abilities, and work independently using initiative and good judgment.

SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.

Responsibilities: Manages post-award research administration activities or personnel related to financial transactions, audit, sponsored project payments, and/or compliance. Develops and oversees implementation of operations and strategic planning to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements within a unit.
  • 15% Develops, implements, and evaluates post-award research administration operational policies and procedures including financial, administrative, staffing, and compliance
  • 20% Reviews and/or approves financial transactions and reporting and ensures compliance with policies and procedures for sponsored grants and contracts
  • 20% May supervise activities of research administration staff
  • 20% Serves as a key resource to leadership and staff in the unit as well as a liaison to partners and stakeholders
  • 5% May be responsible for new account setup
  • 20% Manages funding portfolios for a set of PIs in the department
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


Bachelor's Degree


- 2 years of experience working in post award financial research administration in a higher education environment
- Effective oral and written communication skills, independent problem solving and analytical skills, attention to detail and organization, and an outgoing and energetic service-oriented approach

- Experience in UW-Madison Research Administration
- Experience supervising, leading, and/or training others
- Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, university administrators and funding agency representatives is critical.
- Ability to manage multiple projects, think critically, and effectively train and mentor others

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require 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:



Minimum $82,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.


Kelsey Scholtens
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Post-Award Res Financial Mgr(SC019)



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.

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:

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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