Deadline for Applications is 08/16/2020

Code: 16567 Posted: 07/31/2020

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Accountant.

This multi-functional role is responsible for ensuring accurate recording and reporting of 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 student, budget journal entries and uploads. This role is responsible for general accounting duties, monitoring program revenue budgets, budget information requests and compilation into the budget software. This position reports to the Controller.

Essential Job Functions


The successful candidate oversees the reconciliation and reporting on the non-student account receivable function, reconciles and reports discrepancies and assists in monthly and year-end financial reporting. This position, provides end-user training on the accounts receivable function and 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 and limited term employee requests; audits student authorizations; 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. 

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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:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Names and contact information of three references upon hire.

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59p.m. Sunday August 16,2020 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.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 08/17/2020

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