Financial Specialist Senior

Code: 15867 Posted: 09/13/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Financial Specialist Senior.

The Accounts Payable and Travel Services is a hands-on position which provides leadership, direction, and is responsible for participating and coordinating the day-to-day accounts payable function and travel management program. This position executes vendor invoice payments; serves as liaison between the vendors and customers; coordinates vendor onboarding and maintenance; completes pay cycle runs, and assists in reimbursements to individuals. This position is also responsible for maintaining proper internal controls to ensure accuracy of financial records and separation of duties. Travel Services provides travelers on University business help in receiving reimbursements to faculty, staff and students. Process improvement development and execution is paramount to lead in this role. The position reports to the Controller and Assistant Controller.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the accuracy and productivity of the day-to-day activities of Accounts Payable
  • Manage and review the posting of AP batches by ensuring correct vendor id’s, the correct amount paid, the effective date of activity, account codes, as well as appropriate supporting documentation and necessary approvals, are present.
  • Supervise the check and EFT runs to ensure the timeliness and accuracy of the requests
  • Maintain payment schedules to conform to prompt payment law, university policy and perform within the PeopleSoft SFS Accounts Payable module
  • Lead other accounts payable personnel for mail intake, and federal identification number substantiation and coordination
  • Manage Corporate Travel Card program
  • Answer and assist all e-Reimbursement issues and questions from departments
  • Assist with moving expense reimbursements
  • Provide training for travelers and support staff on e-Reimbursement
  • Reconcile travel advances, collect outstanding advances and create journal entries


  • Strong financial, analytical, and critical/problem solving/thinking skills
  • Excellent customer service with the ability to build effective relationships
  • Effective organizational and management skills with high level of attention to detail and ability to coordinate and prioritize work and activities.
  • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects, and still meet strict deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability in applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and a working knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
  • Current experience in using an enterprise financial software program (e.g., PeopleSoft or other enterprise software)
  • Responsibility for accounts which hold financial information



  • Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting or closely related field
  • Proven experience in building and/or scaling AP and employee expense systems (e.g. PeopleSoft)
  • Proven experience in developing and executing process improvement
  • Minimum of three years of leading and serving as a payment services lead
  • Minimum three years’ experience with a PeopleSoft module or other related ERP system
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
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 are encouraged to 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: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:

  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: "15867"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Financial Specialist Senior"
  • Click "Apply"
  • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login"
  • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process

STEP 3: 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
  • CV/Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Monday September 30th, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is 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 Welbon

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