Financial Specialist ( Entry Level )

Code: 16163 Posted: 12/06/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Financial Specialist (Entry Level).

This position is entry level. Prepares and advises on general financial transactions and reconciles transactions have accurately been made. Creates general reporting on transactions. Maintains financial records, provides administrative processing support, and provides customers service for staff and customers in an assigned program area to support program financial management.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Audits, monitors, organizes, and updates fiscal records, reports, and affiliated materials
  • Audits or processes transactions and assigns funding codes in accordance with established rules, regulations, and policies
  • Audits or reconciles original purchase documents with payments
  • Drafts basic communications and reports and maintains organization of varied records to provide administrative support within a specified work unit
  • Answers general fiscal questions and provides information based on set materials and standards to various audiences
  • 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.)
  • Current experience in using an enterprise financial software program (e.g., PeopleSoft or other enterprise software)
  • Responsibility for accounts which hold financial information



  • High School Diploma

  • Minimum three years’ experience in an accounting field

  • Minimum three years’ experience with an 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. 

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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. Thursday, January 2nd, 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.


Amanda Welbon
Available Until: 01/02/2020

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