University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 237025

Position Summary:
This position provides professional accounting services for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UW SMPH) - Department of Medicine (DOM). This position preforms financial analysis, internal controls, and post-award management responsibilities for departmental financial transactions connected to a diverse set of funding sources in an evolving set of rules, regulations and business practices imposed by the University, UW Health, UWMF, grant agencies and department policies. In doing so this position collaborates with several other functions on and off campus including UW Health Finance, SMPH Dean's Office, and Research and Sponsored Programs Office.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Principal duties:
Duties include:

10% - Organizes, prepares, and updates financial statements, monthly and year-end journal entries, accounts, ledgers, and reports for various financial needs within an automated financial system to ensure accurate recording and reporting of financial transactions

15% - Prepares and analyzes financial data, reports and records, identifies discrepancies, investigates, recommends, and implements solutions as needed

5% - Develops and maintains automated financial systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity

5% - Assists with accounting and reviewing reconciliations, journal entries, schedules, and reports

20% - Provides and prepares budgets and projections based on existing data and established policies and procedures

15% - Answers questions and provides accounting related information to internal and external stakeholders according to established policies and procedures

20% - Prepares and/or approves financial transactions and payments

10% - Works with PIs and research staff to monitor and reconcile data for sponsored programs. Reviews and approves financial transactions, communicates and ensures financial requirements per sponsor regulations are followed, manages fiscal closeout of awards and projects, and advises PIs or research staff on appropriate post-award activities and processing.

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