Financial Specialist II
Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 18468 Posted: 06/16/2022

Position Title: Financial Specialist II

Employment Type: Full time, University Staff, Hourly

Reports To: The Financial Specialist II will report to Financial Manager and Controller

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

UW-Parkside is seeking a collaborative and highly skilled Financial Specialist II in the office of Business Services. As a Business Services team member, this position primarily reviews, approves, advises and completes a variety of advanced financial transactions. The Financial Specialist II supports the accounts payable and travel functions, and centralized managed programs, 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 financial transactions and reconciling 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. This position also provides administrative support to the Financial Manager and Controller, as well as other general office support for the unit.

Essential Job Functions
  • This position requires the ability to work independently, as part of a team and to exercise sound judgment and discretion, in applying and interpreting UW financial policies and procedures. 
  • Audits, monitors, organizes, and updates fiscal records, reports, and affiliated materials
  • Creates general reporting for financial transactions
  • Audits or processes advanced transactions and assigns funding codes in accordance with established rules, regulations, and policies
  • Audits or reconciles original purchase documents with payments
  • Reallocates expenses to appropriate funding strings
  • Drafts communications and advanced reports and maintains organization of varied records to provide administrative support within a specified work unit
  • Answers advanced fiscal questions and provides information based on set materials and standards to various audiences
  • Reviews transaction processing internal controls and recommends policies and procedures
  • Administratively supports Financial Manager and Controller
  • Associates Degree in Accounting or related field
  • At least 2 years of experience in the accounting field

The successful candidate will possess; excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to communicate in a clear, business-like, and courteous manner with a diverse internal and external customer base, ability to work independently, prioritize work duties, and demonstrate effective time management skills to meet Accounts Payable, Business Services Division, University, state, and/or federal deadlines.

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/

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
  • The names and email addresses for three References

Review of Applications

Applications received by Friday, June 30th, 2022 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.


Amanda Joncas
Available Until: 07/21/2022

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