Job Description

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







SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum hiring salary of $18/hour


This individual functions under the general supervision of the Assistant Chancellor for Learning and Information Technology (LIT)/Chief Information Officer (CIO) to provide financial reporting, accounting, record keeping and analytic services to the CIO, directors and supervisors. The position requires a thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the ability to apply these to a variety of fund situations and operations.

Additional responsibilities include: a thorough knowledge of the university’s internal departmental operating procedures, rules, regulations and purchasing procedures. This position is expected to develop and maintain a system of internal controls, checks and balances appropriate to this size of department. Primary duties include accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, financial preparation and review of contracts -- as well as oversight of staff and student payroll.



  1. Associate degree or equivalent accounting related experience
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the principles and practices of professional accounting as well as mathematics and statistical applications.
  3. Demonstrated expertise in computer software programs used to query databases and for preparing reports.
  4. Demonstrated, progressively responsible experience in accounting.
  5. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and work with diverse constituencies.
  6. Well-developed analytical and organizational skills.
  7. Working knowledge of computers, word processing, database, spreadsheet, electronic mail and presentation applications.
  8. Good work habits such as attendance, punctuality, accountability, thoroughness and resourcefulness
  9. Ability to work independently and as part of a team environment and on collaborative efforts.


  1. Degree in accounting or related field
  2. Experience in technology procurement
  3. Knowledge of public sector funding, budget, and payroll management
  4. Knowledge of university, state and federal fiscal rules regulations and procedures.


Learning and Information Technology (LIT) is a support organization dedicated to providing efficient and effective state-of-the-art learning and information technology solutions and services to students, faculty, and staff for instruction, administration, and public service in support of the University's mission.


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.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region:

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Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is in the Financial Specialist UW Job Title Series. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

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.

In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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.

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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Applicants will need to 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.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications identified above.
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references will need to be provided at the time of the campus interview

Screening of applications will begin January 7, 2019 and may continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by 11:59 PM on January 6, 2019.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations 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 accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Kelly Hoyland


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: Gretchen Metzler


Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

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