Accountant ( Deadline Extended )
Code: 16169 Posted: 12/09/2019
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Accountant.
This multi-functional role is responsible for ensuring accurate recording and reporting for various areas within Business Services and the Budget Office. Responsibilities include non-student accounts receivable management, maintenance of fiscal records, creation of financial reports, completion of various campus reconciliations, and creates and processes journal entries and uploads. Performs general accounting duties following generally accepted accounting principles and procedures. This role will be responsible for monitoring program revenue budgets, budget information requests and compilation into the budget software. This position reports to the Controller.
Essential Job Functions
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate oversees the reconciliation and reporting on the non-student account receivable function, reconciles and reports discrepancies and completes year-end financial reporting. This position, provides end-user training on the accounts receivable function, it’s reporting requirements, and assists in implementing the ERP system. This role creates reconciliations; and processes, audits and monitors financial activity for Business Services. This position assists in monitoring budget information , processes budget entries and maintains budget schedules and assists in overall budget support.
Essential Knowledge And Abilities
- Strong financial, analytical, and critical/problem solving/thinking skills
- Effective organizational and management skills with high level of attention to detail and ability to coordinate and prioritize work and activities.
- Intermediate level of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects, and still meet strict deadlines.
- Excellent customer service skills
- Demonstrated ability in applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and a working knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting or closely related field
- Experience with PeopleSoft ERP or other related ERP system
- Experience with Accounts Receivable
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.
Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
HOW TO APPLY:
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
- Names and contact information of three references upon hire.
Review of Applications
Applications received by 11:59p.m. Wednesday January 15th, 2020 are ensured full consideration.
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.
Legal Notices and Important Information
Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)
Note: Criminal Background Check – The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applications should relate to the duties of the job.
UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.
In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available here. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.
Transcripts will be required upon hire.