The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) is responsible for administration of the extramural research grants and contracts to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-System. RSP currently manages an open portfolio of over $4 Billion with annual awards over $1 Billion. The Audit Coordinator will oversee responses to audits of grants and contracts awarded to the University of Wisconsin-Madison by Federal and Non-Federal sources.
This position will lead entrance exam conferences, collaborate with campus representatives to fulfill audit requests, interpret and explain complex information, respond to potential findings, interact directly with project sponsors and subrecipients related to financial reporting, invoicing, payments, and auditing on behalf of the university to ensure compliance.
Oversees and carries out compliance activities related to research at a program, department, divisional, or institutional level. Develops and executes the implementation of operations to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
15% Develops, implements, and evaluates policies and procedures related to compliance with federal, state, local, and/or university regulations
15% Assists principal investigators, researchers, administrative staff, leadership, and others to ensure institutional compliance with applicable regulations
40% Ensures institutional compliance related, but not limited to: audit coordination, conflict of interest, intellectual property, and institutional review boards, export controls, effort, or other policies
15% Serves as a key resource to campus regarding research administration compliance areas and may supervise staff
10% Complete central subrecipient risk assessments and communicate any adjustments to subrecipient monitoring to RSP accountants and department staff
5% Manage a small portfolio of NSF awards and help other RSP accountants with their portfolio 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.
Required Bachelor's Degree Degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business related degree is preferred.
Five (5) years of business, accounting or financial management experience preferred, which includes grant and contract experience. Audit experience strongly preferred.
Skills - Ability to analyze, interpret and implement Federal, State, and University policies and procedures. - Ability to analyze and interpret University accounting systems operations and data. - Excellent communication, planning, problem-solving, organizational, project management and customer service skills. - Ability to clearly communicate complex situations and ideas through written communication and oral presentation. - Ability to influence and build working relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels. - Possess a proven ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders. - Possess an aptitude and curiosity toward changing technologies that impact business processes.
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 $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications The ideal hiring salary for this position will be within $70,000 to $80,000 for experienced candidates. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.
A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.
How to Apply:
To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. You will be required to upload a cover letter and resume.
Your resume and cover letter should include all relevant education and/or work experience as it relates to this position, where it was performed if applicable, and should specifically address your experience and knowledge of accounting systems, auditing processes, communications, and project management. Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best qualified applicants.
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 University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.