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  • Wisconsin


ACCOUNTANTJob no: 101251-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Position Summary:Serve as chief accountant for the Madison Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC) Administrative Center. This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining ICAC financial records according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The Accountant works directly with ICAC Principal Investigators, ICAC site grant administration staff, and the ICAC Administrative Center Manager, and will be a key contributor to budget analysis, preparation and negotiations; revenue allocation decisions; cost reconciliation and assignment; financial systems development; and day-to-day financial matters. The Accountant will make financial data easily accessible to PI's and staff; educate PI's and staff on grants/contract management; and serve as liaison with department, School, Campus, and agency/sponsor grants and contracts management personnel. The Accountant will serve as lead worker for ICAC Administrative Center fiscal staff.

The Accountant will hold a key position in a highly successful clinical, academic and research unit. In 2002, the NIH-NIAID created the Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC) via the awarding of a nearly $62 million contract to the UW-Madison, SMPH, Department of Medicine. In 2009, the UW successfully competed for the ICAC2 contract, receiving an additional $56.3 million. The UW currently is participating in ICAC3 with total support of $70 million. The Accountant will have a critical auditing and reporting role in ICAC. Given ICAC's current and projected volume and complexity of financial activity, it is essential for management purposes, the daily conduct of business, and for general auditing considerations, that a professional-level accounting presence be established and maintained within the unit.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:Bachelor degree strongly required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:2 years experience required; 3-5 years experience preferred
Accounting experience and familiarity with UW-Madison accounting and financial procedures required. Grant experience pre and post award experience preferred


Work Type:Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:Minimum $43,871 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to submit a CV and a personal statement/cover letter. In addition, you will be asked to provide three references during the application process.

Contact:Kassie Hefty
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )


Employment Class:Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:101251-AS

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Close:Nov 22 2019 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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