Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


The Student Life and Services’ Business Manager coordinates the fiscal activities for several units and analyzes and interprets financial data and offers advice and consultation to the Dean of Students, the Assistant Director of Student Life & Services, and unit Directors. The Business Manager is responsible for overseeing departmental fiscal operations; monitoring and reconciling accounts, ledgers, and journal entries; and creating financial reports that help to guide decisions. This position may also be responsible for special projects assigned by the Dean of Students. The anticipated start date is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.


The fiscal activities include, but are not limited to: monitoring and auditing unit budgets, the fiscal coordination and summarization of the unit’s capital project needs, calculation of salaries for personnel within the units, projections of future year budgets with concomitant rate and fee increases, accounting for physical plant labor and work order charge backs, coordination of requests for proposals (RFPs), oversee major purchases and contracts for units, prepare financial reports and revenue projections, track debt service obligations and request bonding authority when needed, and other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field.
  • Three years of experience working with budget management, financial operations, record keeping, and reconciliation.
  • Working knowledge of accounting theory, terms, and practices.
  • Ability to access computerized databases and record systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to work with Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to comprehend complex written materials, policies and procedures.


  • Knowledge of financial statements, terminology and practices.
  • Strong system analysis skills including ability to recognize data processing problems.
  • Familiarity with government purchasing processes.


Student Life and Services (SL&S) works in tandem with academia to provide services and opportunities that support student growth and learning. Using student development theory, industry standards, and assessment data, SL&S departments leverage resources responsibly to craft initiatives and services that best meet the needs of our students. Residential living models, quality dining experiences, involvement opportunities, and health and wellness initiatives are cornerstones that make up the student life at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

  • SL&S Administration
  • Dean of Students
  • University Housing
  • University Dining
  • Student Centers
  • Campus Card & SLS Tech
  • Student Health Services
  • Police & Parking


The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

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Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

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As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor 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.

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 at 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).

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Required application materials

  • Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
  • Résumé
  • Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

To ensure consideration submit a complete application online by: 07/07/2019. Applications may be reviewed until position is filled.

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