The Business Services Office at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites you to join our professional team by applying for the position of General Accounting Manager. We are looking for the type of employee who understands financial management, is an articulate communicator, and can support the team philosophy. Under the general supervision of the Controller, this position is responsible for the management and direction of staff dealing with the financial transactions and systems of the university. This person will supervise staff responsible for grant accounting, auxiliary accounting, capital equipment inventory, revenue accounting, internal chargebacks, bank transaction review, account reconciliations, general ledger accounting, and financial reporting. This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining financial journals, accounts, ledgers, procedures, and records in the university’s automated financial systems. The General Accounting Manager is responsible for internal controls and is a campus liaison for issues related to financial transactions and systems.
The General Accounting Manager is expected to have an understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as they relate to university accounting. This position will need to acquire the knowledge of the University of Wisconsin System (UW System), the State accounting system and federal grant regulations. The General Accounting Manager will also need to be aware of UW System Board of Regents policies and UW System and UW-La Crosse policies and procedures and is responsible for maintaining compliance. Work is performed under general supervision, but it is expected that the manager will progress to independent work after gaining knowledge and experience working within the UW System.
The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and the Division of Administration and Finance are committed to being inclusive and supportive learning and teaching communities. We encourage applicants who enhance our commitment to these goals.
This is a full time annual (12-month) position that includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package. The anticipated start date is December 1, 2017.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a business-related field.
Minimum 5 years professional financial experience with demonstrated increasing responsibility.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Strong aptitude for understanding and analyzing automated accounting systems.
Ability to interpret and analyze financial data from accounting systems and rules and regulations to create reports, complete reconciliations, and prepare projections.
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite.
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to interact respectfully with people with diverse socioeconomic cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Bachelor’s degree in accountancy
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Previous supervisory experience
Previous experience in higher education
Knowledge of governmental or fund accounting.
Proficient in the development of computer queries to extract accurate data and reports.
Contact information for three professional references (name, title, relationship to each reference, email address, phone number)
Cover Letter addressing these two questions:
Summarize how you meet the required qualifications and highlight your general accounting experience.
Please describe your experiences in leadership and supervisory roles, as well as being a resource for others.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Sandy Chapman, Controller at email@example.com. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted on or before October 31, 2017.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 25 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Clery-report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the con...tributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.