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Manager of Foundation Accounting

University of Wisconsin Platteville
Wisconsin, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 22, 2023

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Position Summary:

The Manager of Foundation Accounting oversees the accounting and financial reporting activities on behalf of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation. This individual is responsible for applying their knowledge and skills in the preparation and presentation of financial and other decision-oriented information to assist management in strategic planning and in the formulation of policies. In addition, the Manager of Foundation Accounting is responsible for managing the accounting team and for reporting relationships and responsibilities to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

This is a full-time position and is eligible for paid leave and benefits


  • Record and analyze accounting information of the Foundation and other non-profit entities associated with the University
  • Manage and oversee the daily operations of foundation accounting including accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Monitor and analyze accounting data and produce financial reports or statements
  • Support management's strategic planning efforts through financial forecasting and planning.
  • Perform variance analysis on budgeted versus actual results
  • Prepare financial statements and other financial reports for Board of Directors, Assistant Vice Chancellor and other groups including regulatory agencies and creditors
  • Analyze and interpret financial information that management needs to make sound business decisions and prepare monthly and year-end financial statements
  • Establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies, and principles
  • Provide guidance on recording unusual transactions in accordance with GAAP accounting standards
  • Assign projects and direct accounting staff to ensure compliance and accuracy of financial reporting data
  • Coordinate and facilitate the completion of the annual financial statement audit
  • Supervises foundation accounting team

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Business with an emphasis on accounting, finance, or closely related field
  • 3 to 5 years of accounting/financial experience, preferably with non-profit organizations
  • Experience managing financial statement preparations and presentations
  • Knowledge of GAAP accounting standards and reporting requirements
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and ability to work with multi-culturally diverse populations
  • Detailed-oriented with strong analytical skills and ability to interpret financial data
  • Experience working with accounting software systems and strong skills in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Ability to work with division and state finances, Foundation and Alumni accounting, and external entities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines


Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 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
  • For questions regarding this position, please contact:

                AJ Cogan, 

    We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

    Our mission 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.

    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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