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Work type: Limited
Location: Platteville
Categories: Administration, Accounting, Finance, Purchasing


University of Wisconsin-Platteville, located in beautiful southwest Wisconsin, is seeking a Controller to join our institution. 

University of Wisconsin-Platteville offers excellent benefits, paid leave packages, and a nationally top-ranked retirement plan.  Compensation for this position is $90,000 – 120,000 commensurate with experience. 

The Controller is responsible for providing management and oversight of the financial affairs of the University through the administration and coordination of diverse financial systems and activities. This position has major responsibility for fiscal compliance, university-wide accounting and financial matters, and the development of campus financial policies.

On a day-to-day basis, the Controller is responsible for directing the financial operations of the University which includes internal control, banking operations, cash management, credit card management, financial systems, capital inventory, grant accounting, financial reporting, accounts payable and receivable, purchasing, cashier operations and Perkins Loan collections.

In addition, the Controller performs financial analyses and reporting for internal and external constituents. The Controller works closely with campus constituents to keep them apprised of policies and procedures.   The Controller also participates as a contributing member of the Division of Administrative Services, university-wide groups, and UW-System groups. The Controller works effectively with students, faculty, staff, and others, to advance UW-Platteville's mission and goals.

The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community. As a member of the campus community for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, it is essential that employees support and foster a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. 

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related business administration field from an accredited institution.
• Five years of accounting management experience.
• Experience managing accounting, finance and/or business personnel.
• Knowledge of, and experience with, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
• Experience with complex integrated financial systems and software.
• Advanced proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office tools.
• Demonstrably effective written, and verbal communication and analytical skills.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal.

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. 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-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

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).

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