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Natural Resources, Department of

Expenditure & Revenue Accounting Section Chief - Career Executive 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-00071

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  Job Working Title:
    Expenditure & Revenue Accounting Section Chief

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Pay is between $38 - $43/hour ($79,040 - $89,440 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 81-02. Current State employees applying as a transfer applicant 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:
Applications must be complete and finalized before 11:59PM CST on the deadline date. Once you finalize, you cannot make changes to your application.
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring an Expenditure & Revenue Accounting Section Chief in the Financial Management Supervisor classification within our Bureau of Finance.  This position will be stationed in our Central Office, located in downtown Madison.

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 by participating in fundraisers for charities.

Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work!
Click here, for additional information about State Government positions.

Position Summary:   This position manages the Expenditure & Revenue Accounting Section and serves as a member of the Bureau's Management Team. The incumbent is expected to be accountable for delivering measurably high-quality and responsive customer service and support to internal and external customers; including other state agencies, auditors and vendors.

This position is responsible for overseeing and managing the activities of the section in accordance with Department goals, objectives and policies, including but not limited to: development of project and federal grant accounting reports and reimbursements, accounting for aid programs, preparation of GAAP statements, internal control plan, cashier functions, accounts receivable and the asset management systems, expense and travel reimbursements, assignment of accounting or funding codes, invoices, check handling, transaction validity and accuracy (auditing), resolution of financial errors, monitor encumbrance balances, generation and/or reconciliation of reports, and providing financial documentation as appropriate.

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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 include all of the following: 
   - Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting (or similar) OR professional accounting skills (e.g. analysis of financial statements / reports, balance sheets, auditing, fund or cost accounting, etc.)   
   - Interpreting and applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
   - Experience analyzing large datasets (e.g. rate setting, reconciliation, reporting, etc.)
   - Supervisory or leadership experience, such as assigning work or projects, leading a multidisciplinary team, reviewing the work of others and/or participating in the hiring process, etc.

Best-qualified applicants will also have the following preferred experience:
   - Composing and editing technical documentation (e.g. updates to manual codes, standard operating procedures, RFP’s, training materials, etc.)
   - Interpreting and applying requirements stated in Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars
   - Experience with cash handling, accounts receivable and/or debt collection activities
   - Utilizing Microsoft Excel (or similar software) 
   - Experience using PeopleSoft or other financial reporting software
   - Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

How To Apply:   Current state employees with Career Executive status should apply through Wisc.Jobs. 

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.

Your cover letter and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. 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.


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