Financial Specialist

Code: 15458 Posted: 04/17/2019

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

This multi-functional role supports the accounts payable, budget, and purchasing functions and is responsible for oversite and management of the accounts receivable function. Responsibilities include backup to various Business Services positions, which encompasses processing financial transactions, reporting and provides administrative support. This position reports to the Controller and Assistant Controller.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as the system site manager for the Purchasing Card and Corporate Direct Billing program, which includes setup, instruction, policy interpretation, counsel and resolution.
  • Responsible for travel auditing between purchasing programs and oversite, reconciliation and reporting of the Accounts Receivable program. 
  • Assists in monitoring budget information requests and startup funds for new faculty.
  • Audits student authorization, LTE budget requests and overall budget support.
  • Administrative support, accounts payable support and capital project purchasing management. 

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Strong financial, analytical, and critical/problem solving/thinking skills
  • Effective organizational and management skills with high level of attention to detail and ability to coordinate and prioritize work and activities.
  • Intermediate to advanced level of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects, and still meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability in applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and a working knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).



  • Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting or closely related field or equivalent business/technical experience.
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 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: "15458"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Financial Specialist"
  • 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:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Names and contact information of three references upon hire

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59p.m. Thursday May 2nd, 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.


Joan DeVries

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