Accountant -- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Madison, Wisconsin

Date Posted February 12, 2024
Industry Accounting
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Job Summary:

The Business Services Office at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is looking for a motivated and team-oriented person to provide financial support and policy expertise in the areas of purchasing, travel and expense reimbursement, transaction review and approval, gift processing, property management, financial reporting and budget management. The person in this position will function both independently and within a team and perform highly responsible financial tasks under the general supervision of the Business Services Manager.

This position executes and guides financial and accounting transactions for CALS in multiple finance functional areas. This role will be responsible for auditing and approving financial transactions, preparing financial reports and budget management. The incumbent participates in day-to-day financial operations of the college to ensure accuracy of financial transactions and reports and will guide other faculty and departmental staff. The position recommends and implements fiscal policies and participates in the development and implementation of new systems and processes to improve customer service, efficiency, and internal controls.

The selected candidate will have:
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Strong analytical skills
-Ability to exercise good judgment
-Ability to identify and solve problems
-Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff. At CALS, we acknowledge that bias, prejudice, racism, and hate have historically occurred in many forms that cause significant and lasting harm to members of our community. We commit to taking actions each day toward a college that is inclusive and welcoming to all. We encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.