Financial Manager
Position is Open Until Filled

Code: 17804 Posted: 11/22/2021

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.

Department Description

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: Financial Manager

Employment Type: Full time

 Non- Instructional Academic Staff


Reports To: The Financial Manager will report to the Controller

Pay Range: $75,000-90,0000

Essential Job Functions

The Financial Manager guides and oversees financial and or accounting staff performing work in multiple finance functional areas and participates in day-to-day financial operations to ensure accuracy of financial transactions and reports. This position participates as a working manager, supervises staff, and recommends and implements fiscal policies and advises on development of processes in support of efficient and compliant reporting.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plans, directs, and engages in financial and/or accounting operations for multiple areas; coordinates data management, budget preparation and management, and financial reporting efforts
  • Identifies, verifies, and audits financial charges, credits, and authorizes payments
  • Recommends, interprets, disseminates, and implements unit-focused fiscal policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with established rule, regulations and financial guidelines
  • Participates in the development, maintenance, and monitoring of automated financial information systems
  • Analyzes financial information and makes recommendations to unit leadership
  • Serves as a subject matter expert to unit leadership regarding financial operations, status and reporting, and recommends process improvements
  • Develops and documents business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls; ensures quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Coordinates and assists with the preparation of regulatory reporting including annual and periodic program review audits
  • Serves as a liaison to external auditor

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited institution plus six years of demonstrated progressively responsible experience in accounting management
  2. Demonstrated supervisory experience over professional staff members
  3. Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation, Master’s degree in business (MBA), accountancy, or related field. Experience utilizing the PeopleSoft Finance system.

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:

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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
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

Review of Applications

Position 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: 03/10/2022

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