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Natural Resources, Department of

Accountant - Journey 

Job Announcement Code(s): 20-00014

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  Job Working Title:
    Accountant - Journey

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Pay is between $28 - $33/hour ($58,240 - $68,640 annually). Pay on appointment for current or former state employees may vary based on the applicable provisions in the State Compensation Plan. This position is in Pay Schedule / Range 07-03. Current State employees considered as transfer will require DPM approval for pay on transfer increases. Please contact the HR Specialist for more information
Kayla Weisensel, HR Specialist, 608-266-6831,
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Deadline to Apply:
All applications must be complete and finalized by 11:59 pm CST on the deadline date.
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hiring an Accountant - Journey in the Bureau of Finance.

This position is stationed in the Central Office at 101 S. Webster Street in the heart of downtown Madison, near the state capitol, the Madison Metro bus route and the Capital City bike path. There are tons of nearby restaurants and shopping venues. Madison is consistently ranked highest among the Top 100 Best Places to Live!

In addition to many appealing benefits, the DNR offers a fun, casual work environment, flexible scheduling (depending on the position), and opportunities for career development. The DNR is an inclusive, diverse agency that prides itself on commitment to sustainability and giving back to the community. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work!

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Position Summary:   This person will provide support to the accounts payable team and Bureau of Finance. They will work cross departmentally to ensure customer service in the processing of accounting tasks. The accountant will compile and analyze financial data, resolve discrepancies, perform reconciliations and communicate best practices.

The full position description can be found here.

Special Notes:   Employment will require the selected candidate to pass a background check. DNR does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.

Qualifications:   Required skills for this position include all of the following:
   - Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting (or similar) OR professional accounting skills (e.g. reconciling accounts, general ledger journals, auditing financial records, approval of financial transactions, etc.)
   - Interpreting and applying complex rules or requirements, such as State government accounting manual/ auditing principles or state / federal regulations / State compensation plan, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)
   - Use of computerized systems including Microsoft office and financial software programs (e.g. Quickbooks, PeopleSoft, etc.)

Preferred qualifications include the following:
   - Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting or Finance
   - CPA license
   - Experience processing Accounts Payable
   - Professional accounting experience for State government
   - Updating or creating procedural or training documentation

How To Apply:   If you have not already done so, create an account by clicking the green “Log In” button at the top of the main Wisc.Jobs page. Click the “Create New Account” button and follow the directions.

Once you have an account, click "Preview Assessment" and follow the instructions to create your custom cover letter & resume for this recruitment. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Add the new documents to your account before applying. You will be sent an automatic e-mail confirming that the application process has been completed. We will also correspond via e-mail for assessment results and other steps in the selection process.

It is critically important that your application materials clearly describe your education and experience related to the stated criteria so that the job experts who will evaluate your application materials are able to make an accurate judgment regarding your qualifications. Applicants who do not meet the required qualifications or who do not clearly identify their qualifications will be ineligible to continue in the selection process. For instructions on developing your resume and cover letter and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Current permanent classified state employees and former permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration via transfer, voluntary demotion or reinstatement must apply through Wisc.Jobs.

The DNR is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.


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