Wisconsin Retirement System Chief Financial Officer
Employee Trust Funds, Department Of
Wisconsin Retirement System Chief Financial Officer - Career Executive - Deadline Extended
Job Announcement Code(s): 13-00343
Classification Title: /JAC:
Job Working Title
FINANCIAL MANAGER 13-00343
Type Of Employment
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
This classification is in broadband 81-01. The salary for this position is up to $120,000 annually, plus excellent State Civil Service employee benefits, based upon qualifications.
A two year Career Executive trial period is required.
Dale Bartz, HR Specialist LTE, 608-261-0738, firstname.lastname@example.org
Area Of Competition
Deadline To Apply
The previous publication date was 04/12/2013. The previous deadline date encouraged application no later than 5/6/13. Applicants are now encouraged to apply by 5/20/13 in order to be assured consideration of their application materials. After that date, candidates should contact the Human Resources Office to determine the status of the recruitment.
The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) administers theWisconsin Retirement System (WRS)for approximately 578,000 State and Municipal employees and annuitant members throughout the State of Wisconsin. ETF is seeking a highly skilled Financial Manager/Chief Financial Officer to manage and oversee financial operations of the extremely vital programs administered by ETF for the State of Wisconsin.
Report directly to the Secretary of the Department of Employee Trust Funds and serves as a vital member of the senior leadership team for the Department, to manage and direct all financial operations, biennial budgets and oversee the trust funds program. Advise management, governing boards, senior leadership, and stakeholders regarding the financial condition of the trust fund, appropriate safeguarding procedures, and assures the integrity of the system; develop and implement strategic plans for financial operations; recommend and implement organizational and business process changes; assure cost effectiveness, adequate financial controls and safeguards; oversee successful financial services operations, including general accounting, financial reporting, purchasing, accounts payable/receivable, cash receipt, budget, employee contribution accounting and member payments and withdrawals; establish policies , processes, and procedures; direct the development of software systems and oversee IT enhancements; provide oversight and assistance to managers in assuring appropriate financial controls; develop annual and biennial budgets, including preparing budget requests and evaluations, overseeing budget review, problem resolution, and communications; liaison activities with state budget managers and officials, legislative officers, and the Governor's Office, as well as constituent groups; oversee budget expenditures and purchasing accounts functions; provide direction, leadership, strategic planning and supervision to Department staff and managers to assure the most efficient management of the Department's financial and budget operations.
Special Notes: The Department conducts job-related criminal background checks prior to all hires. Applicants must agree to allow a background check to be conducted if requested to do so.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Principles, practices, and techniques in general accounting and auditing, including knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); financial reporting techniques and procedures; financial management techniques; financial auditing techniques, including financial controls, systems; principles of organizational management, business processes, general budgetary analysis and research; integrated accounting and computer systems; strong organization management skills, oral and written communication skills, computer skills, liaison skills; strong leadership abilities; policy development skills, techniques, and procedures.
How To Apply
Preview the exam questions by clicking on Preview Exam. Prepare a resume and detailed written responses to the three (3) exam questions. The total length of your responses should be limited to two pages per question, as directed in the exam questions, for a total of six (6) pages. These questions and responses constitute a civil service exam. Please provide sufficient detail in your response to each question as they will be evaluated separately. Please do not refer to a resume or the answer to another question in your responses. Submit your application materials online by copying and pasting your responses into appropriate fields and following the online application instructions below: Apply online at the WiscJobs website (http://wisc.jobs). If you have a Wisc.Jobs account: 1. Click "Log In to Apply" at the top of the job announcement and log into your account. When you have logged in, find and view job announcement 1300343. 2. Click "Apply Now" at the top of the job announcement. 3. Review your Job Application and make any necessary updates and click "Continue." 4. Complete the Job Preferences screen and click "Continue." 5. A r'sum? is required to apply for this position, follow the prompts to create a resum? or to upload an existing resum? and click "Continue." 6. You will be taken to the first page of the exam. Follow the exam instructions and click "save and continue" at the bottom of every page. When you have answered all of the questions, click "Finalize Exam" to submit your application for this job. Your responses to the questions are considered an examination and will be used to determine the eligibility for this vacancy. If you do not have a Wisc.Jobs account: 1. Click "Log In" at the top of the webpage. 2. Click the "Create New Account" button and follow the steps to create a new account. 3. Click "Apply Now" at the top of screen and complete steps 3 - 6 from above. If you need assistance with the online application process, call Dale Bartz at 608- 261-0738. Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the next phase of the recruitment process. To assure consideration in the inital review of application materials, examinations should be completed no later than 5/20/2013.
Candidates who have Career Executive Status in broadband schedule/range 81-01 or higher, or have reinstatement eligibility to Career Executive positions at that level, may apply by submitting a current resume and letter of interest indicating their Career Executive status and requesting consideration for this position.