Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program) The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is seeking applications for an Accountant to support the Division of University Relations & Communications and the Division of Academic Affairs.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers a comprehensive and professional education at undergraduate and graduate levels across 15 schools and colleges to its more than 24,000 students on three campuses (83% of whom are from Wisconsin), which include two 2-year campuses in nearby Waukesha and Washington counties. UWM has achieved high standards in its unique role as the only public, urban, access and research university in Wisconsin as noted by its R1 Carnegie Research Classification and Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement. With approximately 200,000 alumni, UW-Milwaukee has a $1.5B impact on the state economy and produces about 5,300 graduates a year who fill jobs in high-demand fields including architecture, business, computer science, education, engineering, health care, information technology, urban planning and water.
Job Summary This position is a joint position between University Relations & Communications and the Divisional Finance Office for Academic Affairs and General Education Administration.
For University Relations, this position will maintain the unit's finances, create all requisitions and purchase orders for the unit, pay invoices, reconcile accounts, monitor sales credits and conduct transfers as needed. This position will also help conduct financial analysis. This position will own the financial functions of the unit and help managers track their budgets to actuals.For the Divisional Finance Office, this position will monitor and reconcile the monthly financials for units in Academic Affairs and General Education Administration. The position will support the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin, Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, Northwestern Mutual Data Science Initiative, and Connected Systems Institute. This includes creating financial reports for the units, as well as managing the related project accounts and UWM Foundation accounts for the units.
This position requires both attention to detail and strategic thinking, a thorough understanding of fund accounting, and knowledge of UW System and UWM financial rules.
Minimum Qualifications Qualified applicants must have:
Associate’s Degree or higher
Experience with financial management and reporting systems
Preferred Qualifications Preference for applicants who have:
Experience working in higher education, government, or large business financial operations experience
Grant Accounting experience
Experience within UW System or UW System schools
Demonstrated ability to problem solve
Application Instructions Interested candidates should submit a letter of application detailing how they meet the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae or resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
UWM will not consider paper, e-mailed or faxed applications.
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.
Application Notes For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.
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Title and Total Compensation Project
The University of Wisconsin System 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 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/