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Associate Financial Specialist - Job Rotation Program

When you are part of the Job Rotation Program, you’ll do important work that has impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.  
Our Job Rotation Program participants experience four 6-month rotation assignments over two years to provide broad exposure in different facets of finance across campus. Join our program in this world-renowned university where every employee contributes to the Wisconsin Idea, located in one of the most livable cities in America!

Program Highlights:
-Senior leadership visibility and exposure
-Hands-on experiences in diverse settings across campus gaining exposure and mentoring opportunities
-Participation with cohort in on-going professional development
-Diverse assignments across business units and organizational functions that explore generalist and specialist pathways
-Post-program transition to permanent role on campus

Each rotation is uniquely designed through a combination of university priorities and individual interests. Employees are hired and onboarded as a cohort to provide a community experience with a focus on shared learning through work such as group projects, case studies and contributions to the development of the program overall. All three tracks of the program - Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology - prepare rotators to be well-equipped to transition to permanent roles on campus at the end of the program.

At the end of the program, rotating employees can expect:
-A growth mindset and exposure to varied people, perspectives, and skills from a depth and breadth of experiences
-A wide network of colleagues to appreciate the interrelatedness of roles and operations across campus
-Greater involvement and ownership in your professional development
-The ability to develop and grow in your role and pursue a career path that honors your values and interests

Prioritizing the employee experience cultivates a resilient and engaging culture within the Job Rotation Program and across the work environments you will be immersed in. Encouraging a diverse and inclusive organization is core to our values, that's why we nurture it in everything we do. We truly believe that by collaborating with people with different experiences we drive innovation and allow employees to thrive, which is essential for our future growth.

-Learning agility and desire for experience across the diverse domains of Finance and Accounting, including financial statements and modeling, and research administration
-Adaptability to adjust to new work environments and flexibility to adjust actions and mindset to new situations
-Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
-Ability to take initiative in advocating and prioritizing workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks, meet strict deadlines and work within ambiguity
-Detail oriented and strong problem solving and decision-making skills
-Strong financial acumen
-Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; ability to prepare, analyze and interpret financial and other data
-Proficient in MS Office, with emphasis on Excel familiarity such as formulas and pivot tables
-Able to work with all levels of employees and management within the organization

Preferred Qualifications:
-Prior relevant internship or entry-level work experience
-Demonstrated comfort in a dynamic environment
-Knowledge of financial budgeting principles, practices, and procedures
-Experience with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau)
-Experience with projects and transactional work
-Ability to analyze financial and business information and metrics to make logical forecasts, projections
-Presentation skills
-Comfort and ability to work within ambiguity

Please note: 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. We are not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
We are recruiting for one position to join and fill our cohort. Orientation will begin on Monday, July 17th, 2023 with the first rotation beginning August 1, 2023.

Questions? Want to set a time to speak with someone to learn more?
Email: to contact Emily Hickey, Job Rotation Program Manager for the Finance Track