Accountant II (Financial and Administrative Specialist) OPEN
Position is Open Until Filled

Code: 18333 Posted: 05/10/2022

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals.

Business Services and the Controller's Office's mission is to support the educational mission of the University of Wisconsin Parkside by providing superior financial and customer service to the University community. 

Business Services and the Controller's Office is responsible for assuring the financial integrity of University of Wisconsin Parkside through development and implementation of policies and procedures, transactional analysis and review, internal and external reporting and ensuring compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

This is a place where engaged learning happens. We are an institution that values diversity and lives out our values through our various community and business partnerships. 

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Accountant II (Financial and Administrative Specialist) (2 vacancies)

Employment Type: Full time, Academic Staff, Salaried

Reports To: The Financial and Administrative Specialist will report to Controller and Financial Manager/Assistant Controller

Pay Range: $48,000-$50,000

UW-Parkside is seeking 2 collaborative and skilled Financial and Administrative Specialists in the office of Business Services. As a Business Services team member, this position performs advanced accounting duties following generally accepted accounting principles and procedures. The Financial and Administrative Specialist is a member of the Campus Operation Support Team, requiring a high level of knowledge and expertise, and works daily with a variety of funding sources. A wide range of job duties includes preparing and reconciling financial transactions; recommending controls and process improvements; troubleshooting advanced financial errors; maintaining financial records and providing customer service to staff and customers in an assigned program area to support financial management. 

Essential Job Functions

This position requires the ability to work independently, and as part of a team and to exercise sound judgment and discretion, in applying and interpreting UW financial policies and procedures. 

  • Organizes, prepares, and updates financial statements, monthly and year-end journal entries, accounts, ledgers, and reports for various financial needs within an automated financial system to ensure accurate recording and reporting of financial transactions
  • Prepares and analyzes financial data, reports and records, identifies discrepancies, investigates, recommends, and implements solutions as needed
  • Develops and maintains automated financial systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity
  • Assists with accounting and reviewing reconciliations, journal entries, schedules, and reports
  • Provides and prepares budgets and projections based on existing data and established policies and procedures
  • Answers questions and provides accounting related information to internal and external stakeholders according to established policies and procedures
  • Prepares and/or approves financial transactions and payments
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • 1-3 years of experience in the accounting field.
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References

Review of Applications

Applications received by Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 will be given full consideration; Position is open until filled. 

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Amanda Joncas
Available Until: 07/21/2022

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