Financial Data & Automation Analyst Job at State of Wisconsin – 3.5 in Dane County, WI


The Wisconsin State Historical Society, considered one of the nation’s finest historical institutions, is a State of Wisconsin government agency as well as a mission-driven entrepreneurial organization. The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. At its core, the Society believes that increasing the public’s knowledge of history has profound societal, cultural, and economic benefit. The Society’s values are to Embrace a Spirit of Service, Engage our Expertise, Spark Enthusiasm, Cultivate Inclusion, Exceed Expectations, and Think Big and Grow with Purpose. Its collections, historic sites and museums, historic preservation office and extensive educational programs are focused on enriching and transforming lives through unparalleled access to history. Wisconsin Historical Society believes that increasing the public’s knowledge of history has profound societal, cultural, and economic benefit.

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Position Summary

The IS Business Automation Senior is a member of the Historical Society’s Finance Team and operates under general supervision of the Director of Finance & Policy. This position is responsible for business process improvement and system automation for financial and budget functions; ensuring proper storage and access for financial and budget data; preparing reports and maintaining reporting systems and processes; and serving as the financial liaison to the Museums and Historic Sites Division.

This role will work closely with the Society’s central IT team to develop and maintain an agency-wide data warehouse, reporting system, and associated policies and protocols.

Salary Information

This position is in schedule-range 07-34 with an annual salary of $66,560 – $85,550, plus excellent benefits. A twelve month probationary period is required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin State Compensation Plan.

Job Details

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) should complete the application process to apply.

WHS does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

Certain positions within WHS may allow remote/work from home flexibility for a portion of their work schedule, depending on the needs of the position and the work unit. This topic and any remote work flexibility that may be available will be discussed in more detail in the interview process.

All state employees are required to report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not, and must provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment. At this time, those who are unvaccinated are subject to weekly COVID-19 testing protocols.


Minimally qualified candidate will have experience in all of the following:

Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel, such as developing Macros and writing VBA scripts, PowerQuery, and PowerPivot

Experience in finance, accounting, or budgeting

Experience working with large data sets, including maintaining storage, access, and reporting systems

In addition to minimum qualifications, a well-qualified candidate will additionally have experience in two of the following areas:

Experience with State of WI budgeting and appropriations

Experience working with museums, historic sites, or similar tourism or attraction-based operations

Experience with Oracle PeopleSoft, including query development and data analysis

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.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Questions can be directed to [email protected]

Deadline to Apply

Applications are due at 11:59PM on December 7, 2021.

About the Company

Company: State of Wisconsin – 3.5

Company Location:  Dane County, WI

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