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We are in search of a Business Analyst Senior to join our team in Financial Analysis to lead the development of thorough business cases to support financial requests or service changes/improvements. This position will work directly with customers to develop concise financial/budget models. This includes preparing narrative documents, clearly outlining the approach, analyses, assumptions and conclusions for the business case.
Perform analytical studies and conversion of data into concise understandable reports. Leverage internal systems and data to answer questions and interpret data. Build clear, understandable analyses/ models, documenting all assumptions.
Assist with and/or lead additional projects potentially including Chief Financial Officer’s budget memo preparation, monthly FTE reporting and the University budget process.
Work directly with Business & Finance units to develop, review and analyze budgets, forecasts and performance reports. Lead the development and compilation of entity reporting. Prepare financial and operational projections of activity and costs, analyze and interpret budget to actual variances and assist in developing accurate and timely internal reports.
Review, analyze and approve University internal recharge rates to ensure compliance with Uniform Guidance (formerly A-21) and University policy.
Salary offers will be based upon the relevant qualifications, experience and education of the selected candidate.
A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a thorough understanding of basic accounting and financial principles; 5-8 years of professional experience; Ability to utilize spreadsheet software to model and analyze data; Ability to interpret financial data, write reports and present financial information; Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively communicate and work with a variety of individuals and units; Capable of adapting to changing work assignments; Experience in leading and managing small work teams; Progressively responsible Project Management experience; Budgeting experience; Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint.
Master’s degree and/or experience in a higher education business setting; Reasonable knowledge of University of Michigan policies, rules and regulations; Understanding of the M-Pathways system including the ability to retrieve required data using Business Objects and familiarity with NVision reporting; Knowledge of fund accounting principles.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
The University of Michigan, with an operating budget of over $8 billion, is a leader in higher education. The Finance Division reports to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and partners with the University community to provide the financial infrastructure essential to being one of the world’s greatest public universities. We are comprised of several units including Treasury, Financial Operations, Sponsored Programs and Procurement Services; sharing a common set of values and goals. For more information about the Finance Division, please visit our website: www.finance.umich.edu.
We offer an extensive total compensation package including competitive pay, two-for-one retirement contribution, a variety of health insurance options, and a generous vacation plan. In addition, there are seven paid holidays and four paid season days.
Financial Analysis seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.