Financial Specialist 4, Center for Adult Education & Outreach (100%) 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.


Financial Specialist 4, Center for Adult Education & Outreach (100%)




This position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Outreach, with responsibility for producing management information for budget authority granted to UW-Superior by UW-Extension, as well as revenue produced through Outreach programs. The Financial Specialist facilitates the inter-institutional budget process and fiscal management for all units within the Center for Adult Education and Outreach (CAEO), including the Center for Continuing Education, Distance Learning Center, Small Business Development Center, and Cooperative Extension programs. Operating budgets of these units exceed $5 million, including earned revenue in excess of $4 million. The Financial Specialist exercises independent decision making in authorized areas, and must effectively communicate information for management to UW-Superior and UW-Extension administration. Confidentiality is required in many facets of the position.

Job Duties


Professional training in accounting or auditing such as that which would be acquired by earning a two year associate degree in accounting from an accredited post-secondary school; or commensurate experience and training. Knowledge of complex UW-Extension budget process, University fiscal policies and procedures, FERPA rules and regulations.Effective oral and written communication skills. Provide Confidentiality. Knowledge of and ability to apply modern accounting principles and practices. Ability to interpret and apply complex rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations. Provide independent decision making. Analytical skills. Ability to identify and resolve budget inaccuracies/discrepancies. Knowledge of computer operations, including maintaining databases, spreadsheet applications and calculator operations. Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat. Knowledge of Peoplesoft Student financials, rosters, reports and queries. Proficient in Certain Financial Control Module and noncredit registration and reporting applications.


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 $17.845 per hour. This position is in pay schedule and range 02-13. A six month probationary period may be required.


Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (40 hrs per week)


To apply for this position you will be required to complete an on-line exam. Your responses are considered an examination and will be used to determine the eligibility for this vacancy. Step 1: Log into your WiscJobs account or create an account at . If you have not yet created an account but have applied for other State jobs in the past 5 years, you should click on "Enable Your Existing Account". Step 2: Search for Job Announcement Code 1304298 and go into the announcement. Preview and print the exam, prepare your responses to the exam, and then return here to apply after you have prepared your responses. Step 3: Search for and open the job announcement. Click on the "Apply Now" button at the top or bottom of the screen. Review the information in the "My Job Application", make any necessary updates and click on "Submit Personal Information". Step 4: Complete the information on the Employment Information and Preferences screen. This must be completed to apply for this vacancy. Once complete, click on the "Update Employment Preferences". Step 5: At the "Application Detail" screen click on the "View Exam Option" button, and then the "Take Exam" button on the next screen. When you are finished with each page of the exam, click the "Save and Continue" button (bottom of the screen) to save your answers. If you do not click "Save and Continue" on each page or click "Save and Continue" within 20 minutes, WiscJobs will time out and your answers will be lost. Step 6: When you have completed the exam click the "Save and Finalize" button. At the next screen click "Finalize". If you return later to update your exam you must click Finalize again or your exam may not be considered. If you have questions or problems accessing the exam, please contact Laura Dahl, Human Resources Manager, at 715.394.8041 or email The deadline to apply is 4:30 PM, Friday, November 15, 2013.

UW-Superior: A Special Place:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin’s 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 Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. The University serves 2,600 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and to serving a diverse student population.

UW-Superior maintains its foundational teacher education college values through its emphasis on excellence in teaching, as well as service to the community and region. Its core mission is student-centered. The institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention, embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices, and engages the community and region. The richness of its programs creates a personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has a significant investment in and commitment to campus-wide Liberal Arts High Impact Practices (HIPs) that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research Scholarly and Creative Activity, 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 at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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 AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

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