Job Description

INTRODUCTION:


The University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) is seeking applications for Accountant III. The Accountant III is the primary general ledger accountant for the university. The position performs complex accounting duties, prepares financial and statistical reports, and develops and documents controls for accounting systems to ensure the accurate recording and reporting of the university's financial transactions. May lead and be a resource for others in the department. This individual also develops and delivers recommendations for policies and processes and answers questions and provides accounting related information to internal and external stakeholders.

Anticipated Start Date: July 2024

Official UW Title/Job Description: ACCOUNTANT III  https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/standard-job-description-library/?jobID=29649 

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum / Required 

  • 3+ years of related accounting experience. 
  • Knowledge and experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work independently with interruptions. 
  • Detail oriented with a strong emphasis on accuracy. 
  • Strong collaborator with excellent customer service skills. 
  • Current experience using financial software and accounting systems. 
  • Experience with query tools and reporting software.

Highly Desired/Preferred

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance.
  • Governmental or Fund Accounting experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Primary accountant to lead and execute the development, organization, preparation, and updating of complex financial statements, journals, accounts, ledgers, and reports for various financial needs within the automated financial system to ensure accurate recording and reporting of financial transactions. 
  • Review journal entries for accuracy, proper funding string and account code combinations, and post to the general ledger. Coordinate corrective action if needed. 
  • Review, develop and approve transaction processing through outside systems to be interfaced with the campus financial system. 
  • Banking and cash management including daily check run, processing wire transactions, and reconciliation of bank accounts. 
  • Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad hoc financial reports, identify discrepancies, investigate, and recommend solutions as needed.  
  • Create, maintain, and process quarterly and annual assessments and maintain queries used to generate these reports.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

UW-Stout's Business and Financial Service unit's mission is to safeguard and account for the university's assets; respond to the university community, UW-System, legislators, state agencies and other entities, and assist with their fiscal and administrative needs. But we prioritize more than just work - we value achieving a healthy work-life balance, fostering a well-rounded culture, and creating a strong connection to Stout's mission of student success. We're committed to providing our team members with ample opportunities for professional development, supported by a flexible work environment that adapts to your needs. We're seeking individuals who are excited about numbers, love to collaborate, and problem solve. We have a knowledgeable and hard-working team and are looking for someone to grow alongside us.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Complete applications received by end of day, Sunday, June 2, 2024 are ensured full consideration.  Applications submitted after June 2nd may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee until the position is filled.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/careers-jobs

Required application materials: 
1. Cover letter (* See below)
2. Resume
3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900 

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Curtis Wieland
Email: wielandc@uwstout.edu 

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Josh Risler
Email: rislerj@uwstout.edu 

INSTITUTIONAL OVERVIEW  

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University, offers an unmatched career-focused education that combines applied learning, theory and research with real-world experience that prepares tomorrow's leaders to drive the future of business and industry. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we are proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.  
 
UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only full four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 45+ undergraduate degrees, 20+ graduate degrees and 30+ professional certificates in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 7,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.  

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us 

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a full-time, annual appointment exempt from overtime. Hybrid work may be an option after a three-month review period and based on the needs of the department in accordance with UW-Stout Telecommuting Policy.

Minimum starting salary of $60,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, 35.5 days of paid time off per year, and ample sick leave, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate's completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office.  Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149. 

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7)

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information 
 

Job Family: Staff



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