The Post-Award Accountant works directly with principal investigators and research staff to budget, monitor expenditures, and reconcile financial data for sponsored programs. The Post-Award Accountant will process accounting transactions such as cost transfers, procurement, sub award management, and financial processing related to sponsored project management.
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’s degree.
– Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business.
MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
– Knowledge and experience with the principles and practices of government accounting, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
– Experience developing and projecting budgets, including research project budgets.
– Two (2) years’ experience in research administration.
– Experience working at a research institution or university.
– Experience using Oracle, PI Financial Tools, WISER, WISPER, Accounting Data Warehouse (ADW), FAST, EXCEL or other financial platforms.
– Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
– Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and written).
– Ability to problem solve and participate in making financial decisions.