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Job Summary

The Office of Diversity Equity, Inclusion (ODEI) is seeking a Financial Analyst Intermediate to assist in serving the financial needs of the Office and its reporting units.

Within the leadership of the Office of the Provost, the ODEI provides strategic leadership for programs and policies that result in increased access and success for all students, the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, and the development and expansion of academic programs that prepare all students for success in a diverse world. The ODEI is responsible for defining campus aspirations for student and faculty diversity, consistent with the law, and for overseeing strategic planning to realize those aspirations. The Center for Educational Outreach, the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, the Detroit Center, the Wolverine Pathways, and the office of Evaluation and Research all directly report to the ODEI. 

The primary purpose of this position is to develop comprehensive monthly reports for each of the unis that report to the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and to manage four complex grants and maintain a close and detailed understanding of unit expenditures.

Financial Reporting

  • Develop reports to track budget vs. actuals and explain variances
  • Communicate any concerns regarding anticipated surpluses or deficits
  • Prepare and review monthly and quarterly financial reports and fiscal year projections
  • Assist with annual budget process
  • Track budgetary commitments and funding sources in order to ensure reports reflect all commitments
  • Provide financial support with financial planning, including analysis and long-range forecasting

Grant Support

  • Provide pre-and post-award support to GEAR UP grant by helping to set up the budget
  • Verify financial activity is appropriate and charged to the correct chartcom based on established budget
  • Reconcile expenditures in eReconciliation
  • Create quarterly reports on research activity
  • Provide support opening, maintaining and closing grant in a timely manner assuring compliance with the sponsor’s guidelines and timelines
  • Assist Business Administrator as liaison between ORSP/Sponsored Programs and PI
  • Prepare monthly reports of budget vs. actual
  • Complete A21 reports and other necessary specialized financial forms
  • Request and initiate fund transfers as needed
  • Forecast expenditures from grant to prevent overdrafts
  • Ensure expenses are appropriate according to sponsor's guidelines

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or equivalent education/experience; At least three years progressively responsible work experience with financial and budgeting processes in a customer-focused role; Demonstrated experience on how to develope/use automated systems to perform day-to-day activities; Advanced skills in Excel, including pivot tables; Strong knowledge using Business Object and MReports; Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact comfortably and professionally with various levels of management and staff; Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality; Ability to independently set priorities, manage multiple tasks, and meet multiple deadlines; Strong attention to detail and accuracy; Ability to effectively work independently as well as collaboratively in a team setting; Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an 

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.