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Accountant Journey/senior - Project 🔥


Join an organization that strives to exceed customer expectations by delivering efficient, high-quality state government services. DOA provides direct services to state agency stakeholders and designs and leads initiatives to make government more innovative and cost-effective. Working at DOA offers you the opportunity to make an impact on the quality of life in Wisconsin.

The Division of Enterprise Operations (DEO) administers enterprise policies governing procurement, risk management, and continuity of operations planning; provides services to DOA and other agencies in the areas of financial management, procurement, risk management, continuity of operations planning, and the State Prosecutors Program; and facilitates opportunities for diverse businesses to sell goods and services to state agencies.

We are seeking to fill two project/project positions:

  • Accountant Journey/Senior – Funding will end 3/23/2026
  • Accountant Senior – Funding will end 12/28/2024

Project positions are eligible for benefits including health insurance, but the incumbents do not attain permanent civil service status. The incumbents must be Wisconsin residents.

These positions are headquartered at the Department of Administration State Office Building, 101 E. Wilson Street, Madison, WI.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging are core values at DOA that guide how we build our teams, develop our leaders, and create a culture that empowers everyone to be their authentic selves. We believe that when employees are respected and valued for who they are and are accountable for demonstrating that respect to others; it drives greater engagement and collaboration, ignites creativity and innovation, and fosters connection between teams and those we serve.

While these positions are not intended for only remote work, in the event of government orders such as Safer at Home and/or social distancing requirements, people hired into these positions may at times be permitted or required to work remotely in order to meet business needs. Thus, the persons in these positions must have access to high-speed internet to comply with the needs of remote work.

Position Summary

Accountant Journey/Senior:

This professional position is responsible for the accounting and financial management of federally funded grants. Duties include budget, expenditure and contract analysis; preparation of federal reports; fund draws and transfers; assisting program staff and subrecipients with financial management issues; and continued involvement with development and improvements in program tracking computer systems. This position also provides financial management of the segregated funds, including the preparation of fund condition statements based on analysis and calculations. Additional responsibilities include accounting for attached agencies or DOA divisions, reconciliation of payroll benefits and State Accounting System grant module maintenance and reporting.

To view a Journey level position description, please click here.

To view a Senior level position description, please click here.

Salary Information

The starting hourly rate for the Accountant – Journey position will be $31.00 - $33.00 per hour depending upon candidate qualifications. In addition, up to a $.50 per hour CPA add-on may be available for this classification. This classification is assigned to pay schedule/range 07-03.

The starting hourly rate for the Accountant - Senior position will be $34.50 - $37.32 per hour depending upon candidate qualifications. In addition, up to a $.50 per hour CPA add-on may be available for this classification. This classification is assigned to pay schedule/range 07-03.

Job Details

Due to the nature of the position, DOA will conduct background checks on applicants prior to selection. DOA does not sponsor work visas. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility form.

All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment.

The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID. Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus - COVID-19 (wi.gov) for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change.


Minimally qualified candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting or auditing from an accredited institution or commensurate professional experience in accounting and/or auditing.

Qualified Applicants will also have experience in:

  • Utilizing spreadsheets and databases (such as Microsoft Office Excel or similar)
  • General accounting (e.g., cost allocation, reconciliations, general ledger journal vouchers, auditing, or similar)
  • Peoplesoft or comparable finance system

In addition to the qualifications above, the Senior level will also have experience with:

  • Federal or State grant accounting at a level that would require limited supervision to perform the job duties.

How To Apply

Apply online! To apply, click “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account. Once you are logged in, click “Apply for Job.” Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.

Your letter of qualifications 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 letter of qualifications for your application and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Submitted materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the hiring process for available vacancies.

DOA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

If you are a veteran with a 30% or greater service-related disability, please send a cover letter, resume, DD-214 (honorable discharge), and documentation of your service-connected disability rating (dated within 12 months) to the contact listed below.

Questions can be directed to Paula Langbecker at PaulaG.Langbecker@wisconsin.gov

Deadline to Apply

Applicant materials are due by 11:59pm on Thursday, August 18, 2022.

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