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ASSOCIATE, NO PREFIX, or SENIOR ACCOUNTANT At University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Job Description

Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff Appointment Type Ongoing/Probationary FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100 Posting Type Staff Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

If you want to be part of an organization that is playing a vital role in crafting the future of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is the place for you. UWM is seeking an Accountant for our Business Unit Accounting Department. If you are passionate about being part of a dynamic and talented team of finance professionals who value integrity and excellence and want to help take us to the next level, then look no further.

Who We Are:
UWM, a doctoral/research intensive university, is Wisconsin’s premier public urban university and offers a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to over 29,000 students. UWM takes pride in being a student-centered institution that is deeply committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff, and programs. Our tree-lined, 104-acre campus is located on Milwaukee’s upper-east-side, one of the city’s most attractive residential areas and home to many faculty, staff, and students. For more information, please visit our website at www.uwm.edu

Job Summary

Reporting to the Business Unit Accounting Lead, this position serves as a key member of Accounting Services, with the primary focus on accounting, reporting, and analyzing revenue received by Auxiliary Units at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Auxiliary units and student organizations account for the generation of $80 Million dollars annually. This position will work closely with the Directors and Business Managers of the auxiliary units and acquire an in-depth knowledge of their operations. This position will serve as a liaison between the auxiliary units and central business services on campus.

This position requires the knowledge and application of professional accounting theory and practices and considerable knowledge of budget principles and procedures. The knowledge is required for maintaining, interpreting, analyzing and developing complete accounting records, reports and financial statements. This position consults campus departments on the appropriate accounting action needed to meet their needs. The individual coordinates the collection, input, and reconciliation of all data and the closing out of accounts at the end of the fiscal month and makes appropriate original and adjusting entries. In consultation with the manager, this individual helps develop procedures that increase the unit’s efficiency and service level.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting, or related field by date of hire
  • Demonstrated experience working with Excel on a regular basis
  • Experience providing customer service in a client facing capacity
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience performing fund accounting
  • Experience working with Peoplesoft ERP System or other accounting software systems
  • Experience analyzing, interpreting and summarizing financial data
  • Experience working in higher education
  • 2+ years of professional experience in accounting or related position
  • CPA
Application Instructions

This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of February 10, 2020. Applications received after February 9, 2020 may not be reviewed.

Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide:

  • A cover letter addressing education/experience as applicable to all minimum and preferred qualifications
  • A resume, and
  • A document listing the names and contact information for three professional references.

UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.

Questions about this position should be directed to Paris Reed, reedpr@uwm.edu

Application Deadline