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Financial Specialist Senior - Bursar's Office

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Accounting + Finance, Blugold Central

Full Time, Administrative

  • Official Title: Financial Specialist Senior
  • Job ID: #16648
  • 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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Financial Specialist Senior - Bursar's Office

POSITION: A full-time university staff position is available in Blugold Central –Bursar’s Unit beginning October 12, 2020. The working title for this assignment is “Blugold Central: Financial Specialist Senior” with an official title of “Financial Specialist Senior”. This is an expected-to-continue assignment, which requires a six-month probationary period. The expected hourly hiring salary of $18.39, which is the minimum starting salary for this classification. The work schedule for this position is Monday – Friday, 7:45 am to 4:30 pm.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have experience with customer service and interpreting and analyzing rules and regulations.  In addition, they will need to possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks with efficiency.   A qualified candidate must be self – motivated and willing to learn a wide variety of job duties. They must also demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusiveness and ability to bring diverse perspectives and experiences. They would also need to be to be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, email, internet, and data entry on databases, including the ability to create and maintain Excel spreadsheets with simple formulas.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Loan servicing, administration, or maintenance and / or accounts receivable collections experience, plus demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.


DUTIES: This position does work of a complex nature involving specialized loan collection and administrating, servicing, and maintenance of Federal Perkins and Institutional Loans.  It is responsible for a wide variety of financial and collection duties including, but not limited to, collecting past due accounts, processing borrower correspondence, closing loan accounts, auditing loan forms, posting payments, processing files, reconciling monies and preparing deposits.


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: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/.  You 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 Senior - Bursar's Office position (Job ID # 16648) 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:

Shellie Patwell;   patwelmt@uwec.edu


To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 2, 2020.  However, screening may continue until position is filled.

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/.