Financial Specialist


Wed, Mar 9, 2022


Sun, Apr 3, 2022

The Financial Specialist is an integral part of the PBS Wisconsin team handling purchases and a variety of financial transactions necessary for the statewide broadcast and multi-media service. The Financial Specialist maintains financial records, provides administrative processing support, reconciles transactions, creates reports, provides staff with financial processing support, and supports PBS Wisconsin’s overall financial management. Reports to the PBS Wisconsin Finance Manager.

Associate’s DegreeĀ or higher in Accounting, Finance, or related field.

-At least two years’ experience in accounting, finance, or related field.
-At least one year experience gathering, preparing, and organizing fiscal records and related materials.
-At least one year experience processing, monitoring, and reporting on receipts and payments.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience explaining purchasing policies and procedures, particularly to non-financial colleagues and staff.
-At least two years’ professional (non-student) work experience using financial information systems.
-At least two years’ experience with purchasing goods and services.
-At least two years’ experience within or working with a purchasing and/or an accounts payable team.

-Experience in Microsoft suite, e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint.
-Experience with Microsoft Access or similar database.
-Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, work independently and work in teams. Demonstrated desire to learn and a proactive attitude.
-Strong organizational skills as evidenced by experience in multi-tasking while maintaining accuracy, efficiency, timeliness, and attention to detail.
-Experience in finance in a higher education setting or a working knowledge of WISER, UW Purchasing or other UW financial systems.
-Experience in a media environment.
-Experience with project management.

Prepares and advises on general financial transactions and reconciles transactions. Creates general reporting on transactions. Maintains financial records, provides administrative processing support, and provides customers service for staff and customers in an assigned program area to support program financial management.

  • 20% Audits, monitors, organizes, and updates fiscal records, reports, and affiliated materials
  • 20% Audits or processes transactions and assigns funding codes in accordance with established rules, regulations, and policies
  • 20% Audits or reconciles original purchase documents with payments
  • 20% Drafts basic communications and reports and maintains organization of varied records to provide administrative support within a specified work unit
  • 20% Answers general fiscal questions and provides information based on set materials and standards to various audiences

Expected pay is between $20 and $23 per hour. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

The candidates will be evaluated based on the minimum years and type of relevant work experience and the desirable qualifications. For benefits information, seeĀ

This is a 50% position and the candidate is expected to work 20 hours a week. A routine schedule will be determined in conversation with the PBS Wisconsin Finance Manager.

This position is headquartered in Madison, WI and the successful candidate will be expected to work at least a portion of the time in the PBS Wisconsin offices which are located on the UW-Madison campus. PBS Wisconsin is open to considering a hybrid work arrangement where the employee works some days in the office and some days remotely. A mid-May hire date is anticipated for this position.

The occupant of this position is expected to comply with the Ethics for PBS Wisconsin Staff found at as well as the UW Madison Code of Ethics.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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.

Visit to apply. The job number is 254373.

Please submit a cover letter detailing how your experience and skills relate to the Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience, and the Preferred Qualifications listed for this specific position; a resume and a list of 3-4 references with 1 being a current or past supervisor. Please note that references will not be contacted without your prior knowledge.

Apply online by April 3, 2022.

Questions? Contact: Kate O’Connor, PBS Wisconsin, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-5221.