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Accountant IV (Inst)

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Official Title: Accountant IV (Inst)
Business Title: Accountant
Employment Class: Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $63,800 - $75,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed-Term Renewable
Position Summary:

Reporting to the Controller, the Accountant will oversee campus-wide finance initiatives, manage complex finance projects, and provide management oversight of all accounting related operational activities for the institution. This position performs complex accounting duties, prepares financial and statistical reports, delivers training to others, and develops and documents controls for accounting systems to ensure the accurate recording and reporting of the institutions’ financial transactions.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.

  • Leads or assists with the implementation of campus-wide finance initiatives, programs, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations
  • Leads and executes the accurate development, organization, preparation, and updating of complex financial data, journals, accounts, ledgers, and reports for various financial needs within the enterprise resource planning (ERP) financial system
  • Prepares and analyzes institution wide financial reports, data and records, identifies discrepancies, investigates, and recommends solutions as needed
  • Maintains ERP automated financial systems, and develops, and documents controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity
  • Performs complex accounting and auditing reconciliations, journal entries, schedules, and reports
  • Serves as subject matter experts to leadership and institutional stakeholders regarding accounting and financial operations, policies, and procedures
  • Develops and facilitates trainings and provides financial guidance to management and staff
  • Provides financial data for the state financial statements
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or similar, with focus in accounting
  • Minimum of three years experience working as an accountant or auditor
  • Previous or current certification as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor
  • Knowledge of GAAP and GAAS
  • Experience working in a higher education setting
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Experience in Universities of Wisconsin financial systems and software applications
  • Experience with ERP systems, including PeopleSoft and/or WorkDay
  • Knowledge of Federal Uniform Guidance
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application: Cover letter, resume, and complete contact information for three professional references.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by February 8th, 2024 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or