A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.
The Financial Specialist will work within a financial support group to provide transactional fiscal support to the Michigan Publishing division of the University of Michigan Library. This position will also serve as a consistent partner with the other divisions of the Library by delivering a broad range of financial administrative support for a general fund budget of $58M and more than 500 project grants. This position reports to the Business Manager for Michigan Publishing and will also collaborate closely with the Accounting Supervisor.
The University of Michigan Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work.
Process, track, and prepare reports on all transactions related to Michigan Publishing Services and Data Research/Deep Blue
Initiate and manage all transactional activity with the Shared Services Center (SSC), including accounts payable, accounts receivable, statement of activities/gross pay register reconciliation, travel and expense, weekly cash deposits, service unit billings, and journal entries
Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad hoc reports to assist in financial analysis of divisional activity
Prepare service unit billings to process expense charges to university departments
Assist with chartfield maintenance including opening/closing new project grants, shortcodes, maintaining library’s list of funding sources
Provide assistance in support and administration of library’s sponsored program activity
Enter and maintain royalty contracts and vendor information in the royalty software system
Upload various sales report, post payments, and track activity
Perform tasks related to product management
Bachelor’s degree and one year of related financial experience or an equivalent amount of experience and education
Ability to apply fundamental financial concepts, practices and procedures to business needs
Demonstrated ability to use data analysis to generate accurate financial reports within established timelines
Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers
Demonstrated excellent communication and collaboration skills
Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion. Commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization
Knowledge of travel and expense reporting and reconciliation
Experience applying financial policies and procedures to support procurement efforts in a college or university environment
Advance knowledge of Excel
The person in this position occasionally moves through the building to attend meetings/events and access files or information and occasionally ascends/descends short flights of stairs to different floors of the building.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job 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.
Internal Number: 164822
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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.