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We are in search of an Internal Controls Coordinator to join our team in the Office of the Associate Vice President for Finance. Reporting to the Internal Controls Compliance Manager, this position will be responsible for helping drive Sarbanes-Oxley related internal control improvement initiatives across the University to help improve the reliability, effectiveness and efficiency and compliance of financial related processes. Key areas of responsibility are as follows:
Developing practical tools to provide guidance and assist University units with proper controls and compliance.
Assist and train the units in implementing the tools and help in identifying process improvement opportunities to ensure better control and increased efficiency while serving unit needs.
Respond to unit questions about internal controls, working collaboratively to develop practical solutions while still ensuring proper risk mitigation
Identify potential areas of risk and partner with business process owners and units across campus on the design, implementation and validation of proper internal controls to mitigate risks.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field
Prior experience in Internal Controls or Internal Audit dealing with risk and controls, or implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley type regulatory compliance across a large diverse organization.
Project management experience driving change management in a diverse, decentralized environment.
Demonstrated ability to identify process improvement opportunities and work with cross-functional representatives in helping to facilitate implementation.
Strong customer service focus and ability to adopt a business process perspective.
Ability to analyze and summarize quantitative data in order to identify issues or opportunities, trends, common themes, exceptions, variances, etc.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact, collaborate and partner with all levels to demonstrate the rationale and benefits of the internal control related initiatives.
Strong organizational skills with ability to independently manage multiple projects simultaneously
Excellent computer skills including strong proficiency in programs such as MS Excel, Powerpoint, Word, etc.
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Masters (MBA) degree with emphasis in accounting or finance and/or CPA
Familiar with university systems and reporting tools such as Business Objects and MReports
Operational understanding of key administrative procedures including employment, purchasing, cash handling, unit administered financial aid, gift administration, journal entries and other financial and administrative related processes effecting both faculty and staff.
Experience working in Higher Education environment
The Finance Division 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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