Financial Specialist III (Internal Only)
Deadline for Applications is 08/09/2021

Code: 17441 Posted: 08/03/2021

The Financial Specialist III primarily reviews, approves and advises on a variety of complex financial transactions, including travel expenses and moving allowances. Reporting to the Controller/Director of Business Services, the Financial Specialist III will monitor financial transactions and fund balances, and generates and reconciles complex reports and statements in accordance with established rules and regulations. Maintains financial records, provides administrative processing support, and provides customer service for staff and customers in an assigned program area to support program financial management. Recommends controls and process improvements and troubleshoots complex financial errors. 

Working Title: Financial Specialist III

Department: Business Services

Schedule: Full-Time

Salary Range: $21.93 - $34.91

Appointment Type: University Personnel 

Exempt: No

Essential Job Functions
  • Reviews and approves complex transactions and assigns funding codes in accordance with established rules, regulations, and policies
  • Reallocates expenses to appropriate funding strings
  • Drafts communications and reports and maintains organization of varied records to provide administrative support within a specified work unit
  • Answers complex fiscal questions and provides information based on set materials and standards to various audiences
  • Reviews transaction processing internal controls and recommends policies and procedures
  • Job duties are representative of multiple areas within the finance field and this position provides financial advice, recommendations and financial status updates for a work unit.
  • Associate’s degree - from an accredited college or university in Accounting or commensurate with service
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
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Monday August 9th, 2021 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: 08/10/2021

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