Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Senior Staff Accountant

General Information
Location  201 W Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
United States
Employee Type  Full Time
Job Category  Budget and Finance
Contact Information
Email  humanresources@wedc.org

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Senior Staff Accountant



Position Summary

The Senior Staff Accountant performs complex accounting duties which require the knowledge and application of professional accounting theories and principles.  This position will manage and participate in specialized accounting areas such as loan and grant administration, partnership activity, fixed assets, company credit cards, professional insurance, and bond servicing.  In addition, the Senior Staff Accountant will perform financial data analysis and develop and maintain automated financial systems.  This position may guide the work of other Accountants and act as a backup to the Controller.



The Senior Staff Accountant will spend a majority of his/her time in these activities:

  • Interpret, analyze and audit a broad range of complex financial data; develop and maintain a variety of automated financial systems.
  • Assist with ensuring compliance with GAAP and WEDC accounting policies; implement policy, process and programs to assist in the accomplishment of annual business plan.
  • Identify areas for improvement regarding the development, implementation, and administration of procedures and processes.
  • Establish and maintain financial journals, accounts, ledgers and records within an automated financial system; allocate revenues and expenses among funds.
  • Develop, implement and administer practices in specialized areas such as loan and grant administration, partnership activity, fixed asset monitoring, company credit cards, company vehicle usage, and pre-paid expenses.
  • Develop, implement, and administer procedures and processes in assigned areas.
  • Perform non-standard reporting and analysis.
  • Estimate and anticipate budget changes.
  • Participate in fiscal year end close.
  • Reconcile assigned accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Develop and apply cost allocation methodologies.
  • May guide the work of other Accountants and may act as a backup to the Controller.
  • Maintain financial records.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field from an accredited college.
  • Minimum of five years of budget, accounting and/or finance experience; previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • CPA preferred.

Skills and Talents: 

  • Budget development process, procurement, accounting and expenditure procedures.
  • Knowledge of GAAP practices and standards.
  • Principles and practices governing public administration program policy and procedures development.
  • Accounting and budgeting principles and development.
  • Application of financial analysis; program and policy analyses.
  • PC applications including word processing, spreadsheet, and Windows software.
  • Written and oral communication skills, including facilitation skills in a leadership role.
  • Planning and decision making techniques; organizational skills.
  • Ability to identify issues of critical importance, evaluate and propose solutions; proven problem solving abilities and issue development using a systemic view.
  • Analytical abilities; detail oriented.
  • Use of statistical techniques, financial modeling and data management.

Other Requirements

  • State-wide travel will occur on an occasional basis, less than 20% of the time.  Travel is anticipated to include day travel.
  • Based on the responsibilities of this position, this position may need to lift and/or move up to 30pounds.