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Wisconsin Government Accountant in Wisconsin

Department of Health Services


Job Announcement Code(s): 21-00500



Classification Title: /JAC:

Job Working Title:




Accountant - Journey

Type of Employment:

Full Time (40 hrs/week)


The starting pay for the Accountant is between $26.53-$29.66 per hour, pay schedule and range is 07/04. The starting pay for the Accountant - Journey is between $28.88-$31.74 per hour, pay schedule and range is 07/03. The pay at each level is based upon experience and includes excellent benefits. An additional hourly add-on of up to a $.50 may be available for CPA certification. A 12-month probationary period is required.


Shannon Kavorik, Human Resources Generalist, Shannon.kavorik@dhs.wisconsin.gov

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Assessment Information:

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The Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Enterprise Services (DES), Bureau of Fiscal Services (BFS) is recruiting for an Accountant or Accountant Journey in Madison, Wisconsin.

Who We Are:DHS is located at 1 West Wilson Street in the heart of downtown Madison, near the State Capitol, the Madison Metro route and the Capital City bike path. DHS is one of the largest and most diverse state agencies in Wisconsin, with an annual budget of roughly $11.5 billion and more than 6,100 employees. DHS oversees Medicaid, the single largest program in the state budget along with other health and social service programs, and is committed to protecting and promoting the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin. For more information about DHS, visit ourwebsite.

What We Offer:Our diversity, equity and inclusion team strives to hire, develop and retain a talented workforce representative of the people of Wisconsin we serve. We are searching for people with diverse backgrounds to join our dynamic and team-oriented environment. We promote professional growth and create a healthy work/life balance and inclusive culture. As an employee of the state of Wisconsin, you'll also have access to anamazing benefits package, including paid time off, low-cost insurance options, and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, which is considered among the best in the country!

Note: Interviews will be conducted virtually. This position will begin with primary remote work status, with the eventual return to the 1 W. Wilson office building post-pandemic.

Position Summary: This position is responsible for working on DHS divisions' and health care facilities' banking requests and coordinating requests with banks and the Department of Administration (DOA). Additional duties include performing cost allocations, including allocating expenses and billing for services amongst divisions. This position prepares supporting schedules, including ad hoc report development and special studies, based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to meet the department-s responsibilities for compliance with the DOA GAAP reporting requirements.

Special Notes: All applicants who may be appointed to this position will be required to allow the DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.


Minimally qualified applicants will have:

  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college in accounting or an Associate-s Degree in accounting and 2 years of equivalent work-related accounting experience or 3 years of equivalent work-related accounting experience (e.g. managerial/cost accounting, fiscal report analysis, auditing, etc.).

  • Experience using computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, SAS or similar to organize, manage, and analyze data.

  • Experience interpreting and applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Excellent communication and time management skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Well-qualified applicants will have:

  • Experience performing accounting or auditing functions for a government, public, or non-profit entity.

  • Experience or training using financial software such as PeopleSoft to create fiscal reports, process fiscal transactions, prepare financial statements, etc.

  • Experience using Excel spreadsheets and expense and revenue data to prepare cost allocations.

  • Experience performing reconciliations of accounts or project balances.

Placement of selected candidate will be determined during the interview process.