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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Cash Management Accountant
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Job Description

UW-Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System, is a major land-grant university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and public service, with a campus environment that facilitates cross disciplinary collaborative research, revenues of $2.8 billion, a student body of approximately 43,000, and faculty/staff of approximately 22,000. The Cash Management function is a centralized, campus organization within the Accounting Services unit in the Division of Business Services and is responsible for accounting for cash, check, ACH, wire, and centrally received revenue receipts.

Under the general supervision of the Cash Management Supervisor, this position is responsible for establishing and maintaining campus wide policies and procedures as they relate to collections of revenues, deposits, and security of customer credit card information. This position requires knowledge and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), broad variety of University funding sources, Federal regulations, State of Wisconsin, UW System, and UW-Madison campus rules, regulations and guidelines. Accuracy and integrity of data is imperative to this position. This position also requires knowledge of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). This standard was developed by the credit card industry to protect credit card information from being compromised by outside activity. Revenue processed through the Cash Management section exceeds $2 billion per fiscal year. The revenue may come in the form of cash, check, credit or debit card, ACH, wire transfer, or other forms of payment.

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:

A degree in accounting, finance, or business administration is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of at least two years of accounting, finance, or business administration experience.

Knowledge and Skills

1. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and theories.

2. Knowledge of or ability to interpret the State of Wisconsin statutes, federal regulations, and administrative rules.

3. Knowledge of or ability to learn the university, college, and department policies, including the UW System account code structure.

4. Knowledge of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS).

5. Knowledge and ability to understand revenue ledger recording, cash receipt collections, and use of departmental deposits.

6. Excellent organization and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and to handle pressure.

7. Excellent understanding of system integration and customer acceptance testing methodologies.

8. Demonstrates extensive detail-orientation, and problem solving abilities.

9. Knowledge and understanding of the life cycle of revenue transactions traveling from web store fronts, to third party provider, to output reports provided for campus. Excellent understanding in both the functional and technical aspects of the transaction life cycle.

10. Ability to work independently as well as with at team.

11. Strong ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff within a diversified campus community.

12. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

13. Strong skill set in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

14. Excellent verbal and written communication.

15. Knowledge of training and presenting techniques.

16. Knowledge of computer applications, automated accounting systems, and general financial applications.

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:




ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references, one of which should include your current supervisor or manager. The application materials should include a brief description of your accounting experience, along with how it relates to cash management, treasury, and/or business administration and the payment card industry. Professional references will be held confidential and will be used in the final stage of the recruitment process.