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Assistant Director of Accounting

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Accounting + Finance, Administration and Finance, Alumni Association, Foundation

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Financial Specialist Advanced
  • Job ID: #16443
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Assistant Director of Accounting

A full-time university staff position is available in the Alumni/Development unit beginning July 1, 2020. The working title for this assignment is Assistant Director of Accounting with an official title of Financial Specialist Advanced . This is an expected-to-continue assignment which requires a six-month probationary period [or project assignment expected to last at least one year}. The expected hourly hiring salary will be based on qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A thorough knowledge of non-profit accounting processes; adherence to rules and regulations of GAAP accounting standards; ability to interpret financial statements, donor gift reports, and investment reports and experience working with various non-profit entities operating under an umbrella non-profit structure. 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, experience working in the business operations of a non-profit organization, familiarity with working in a university setting; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

 

DUTIES: Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation the Financial Specialist Advanced position would serve as the assistant to the CFO in all areas of business operation. This position would work with minimal supervision having responsibility for fund accounting and reporting, auditing and internal control, and accounts payable, primarily for the UW-Eau Claire Foundation and assisting with accounting for the nine subsidiary operations.

 

Specifically, the Financial Specialist Advanced will perform routine and / or complex duties in  accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, audit, expense reimbursement oversight, processing, assignment of accounting codes, review of invoices, transaction validity and accuracy (auditing),resolution of financial errors, monitor encumbrance balances, generation and / or reconciliation of reports, and entry of journal vouchers into a financial system. The position may serve as the second reviewer / approver of routine or semi-routine financial transactions.

 

Additionally, this position would handle all the budgeting and accounting duties for designated supporting organizations of the Foundation. One key area of responsibility will be working with the Student Run Businesses operating under the Blugold Entrepreneur LLC. This will include, but not be limited to, working with students to develop budgets, establishing general ledger systems, fulfilling payroll and accounts payable responsibilities and generally overseeing the business operations of all the current and future student run businesses.

 

The Financial Specialist Advanced will work with the Foundation CFO to accomplish the following tasks, at the direction of the CFO:

  • Identify and recommend means for revenue enhancements and cost reductions.
  • provide analysis and insights on improving efficiencies and streamlining costs to demonstrate effectiveness relative to external standards and benchmarks
  • assist in preparing and distributing financial reporting materials and metrics, including Foundation investment reports
  • take on special projects directed by the CFO as needed

 

 THE UNIT: The Alumni/Development Unit consists of 20 staff members whose primary responsibility is to meaningfully engage alumni and friends of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in supporting the University through their financial resources, advocacy, student recruitment and general involvement in the health and well-being of the University. The UW-Eau Claire Foundation operates with the Alumni/Development unit. Its mission is to identify, engage, solicit and steward donors whose private gifts create the margin of excellence for the University and support initiatives that are unable to be funded through state resources. There are more than 95 UW-Eau Claire alumni located throughout the world, and this unit is the primary liaison with those alumni on behalf of the University. More information may be found at https://foundation.uwec.edu/

 

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/uweccareers.htmYou must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Financial Specialist Advanced position (Job ID #16443) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

 Please direct requests for additional information to:

Kimera Way, 715-836-5180 or waykk@uwec.edu

 To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by 4:00 pm on April 14, 2020.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process.  A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

 The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is  limited, the   University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime.  Visit Campus Security and Fire Report  (https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/job-penings/upload/AnnualSecurityandFireReport-2.pdf) .  Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/job-openings/upload/CleryCompliancePolicy.pdf)

 

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing

diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to 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. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System 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: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.