Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Wisconsin


Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department:PUB MEDIA/WPR
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing

Position Summary:This Financial Specialist/Finalist Specialist Senior provides support for financial activities within Wisconsin Public Media (WPM) at UW-Madison. WPM, in conjunction with the Educational Communications Board (ECB), manages Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) and has an annual budget of over $25 million.
The position is core to most financial processes within WPM and, in coordination with other financial staff, assists and guides management and staff on the efficient and accurate processing of financial transactions in accordance with UW and other requirements. The position maintains and encourages financial practices that reflect strong internal controls and support decision-making. The position also provides limited financial support to the Wisconsin Public Radio Association and the Friends of Wisconsin Public Television. These organizations are publicly supported non-profit corporations whose purpose is to support WPR and WPT. This position reports to Public Media's Director of Finance and performs work under limited supervision.

Please note that after November 4, 2019, Wisconsin Public Television will be known as PBS Wisconsin.

Position Duties:List of DutiesInstitutional 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

Department(s):A464000-PUBLIC MEDIA/WPR

Work Type:Full-time:100%

Work Schedule:Standard hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 4:30 pm with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break. Schedule may be flexible.

Appointment Type, Duration:Ongoing/Renewable

Hourly rate:Minimum $18.30
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:To begin the application process, click the Apply Now button.

All of the following must be received for your application to be complete: 1) Resume; 2) A cover letter describing how your experience and education relates to the job duties and minimum and desirable qualifications.

As applicants progress to interviews, they will need to provide at least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (include at least one supervisory reference).

Contact:Kate O'Connor

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:University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:109876

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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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.Applications Open: Nov 8 2019 Central Standard Time
Applications Close:Dec 2 2019 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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