Accountant, Business Services, (80%) Vacancy Announcement - Human Resources Office - UW-Superior Employment Opportunities

Vacancy Announcement

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Vacancy Announcement

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UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.


Accountant, Business Services, (80%)




This position is responsible for coordinating the campus Post Award grant accounting process, including performing specific grant related functions such as budgeting, reporting, cash draws, and close out. This position also has responsibility for performing or assisting in various reporting functions including Board of Regents and A-133 GAAP reporting. These responsibilities involve a variety of appropriations with a concentration on State and Federal grants and contracts. This position reports to the Director of Business Services/Controller and duties are performed under general supervision. The employee is required to know and follow UW-Superior, UW-System and Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) policies as well as federal agency grant administration regulations.

Position Description


Two or four year degree in accounting or business preferred. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).Experience working with regulated programs or cost centers. Knowledge of financial regulations for a variety of funding sources. Knowledge of and experience with complex computer-based financial management systems. Ability to analyze and explain financial data, rules, and regulations. Ability to interact respectively with people of diverse socioeconomic cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Demonstrated experience of effective interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and communication skills. Commitment to customer service. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities. Proficiency in use of technology productivity tools.


Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. For UW-Superior campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see or contact Campus Safety at 715.394.8114 for a printed copy.


Starting salary for this position is $35,646 - $58, 816. This position is in pay schedule and range 07-04. A Six month probationary period may be required.


Monday through Friday (32 hours per week)


Please call or write to request the ELPA application packet from DMRS-ELPA; (608) 266-1731; 101 East Wilson Street, 4th Floor; P.O. Box 7855; Madison, WI 53707-7855; or e-mail the Employment Services Center at;or you may visit the Professional Accounting/Auditing Careers webpage at and download the application materials. This is considered the examination. Choose either Accountant/AuditorExam Option 1 (4-year degree) or Accountant/Auditor Exam Option 2 (professional experience) depending on your education, training and experience.The webpage provides a great deal of information about the selection process,specific experience requirements, and a description of the types of positions. ***NOTE:***Please create a job cart in www.wisc.jobsbefore sending in your exam packet if you havent already done so. You will be able to manage your account information and your application information. Use this link to see instructions:

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 21, 2014.

UW-Superior: A Special Place:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin’s leading public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin’s Leading Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of regents. The University serves 2,900 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and serving a diverse student population. UW-Superior maintains the values of its founding as a teacher education college through emphasis on excellence in teaching as well as service to the community and region. The core mission is student-centered and values oriented, as the institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices. The richness of programs lend to a very personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has launched a significant campus-wide Liberal Arts Initiative that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, and a Senior Year Experience. At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes.

The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of "final candidates" must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, "final candidates" under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a).

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

For UW-Superior campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report, see or contact the Office of Campus Safety at (715) 394-8114 for a printed copy.

UW-Superior is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.

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