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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 your skills and experiences to demonstrate you meet the key professional competencies listed below:

  • Creative problem solving/Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Quality service

Job Summary

The Treasurer’s Office is in search of a motivated and customer focused  Financial Analyst to support the capital project and debt financing teams through performing financial and data analyses, maintaining and improving management reporting, working with university units on budget, capital and debt related issues, establishing and monitoring performance metrics, completing process reviews and documentation, and other special assignments.  


The Financial Analyst will analyze, track and monitor funding sources for individual capital projects as well as long-term forecasts for the university.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly and annual forecasts and reports
  • Create new reports and process improvements to aid in the management of capital and debt
  • Monitor use and availability of funding sources
  • Draft financing plans for major capital projects
  • Track, forecast and report on university’s capital expenses
  • Maintain and ensure data integrity in the department’s Oracle database and Tableau reporting tools
  • Create and evaluate reasonability of pro-formas
  • Complete special projects for process enhancement, documentation and analysis
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Finance or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze, monitor and evaluate all aspects of operating and capital budgets
  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to synthesize large complex data sets
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as evidenced by examples beyond entry level skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies
  • Focus on customer service, resulting in being recognized as the provider of choice.
  • Self-directed and results oriented

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with GASB accounting
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in Oracle and Tableau
  • Experience utilizing PeopleSoft general ledger software and Business Objects data warehouse querying software
  • Some knowledge of University policies and procedures

Additional Information

The University of Michigan, with an operating budget of $7.8 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, Procurement Services, and Financial Analysis.  Comprised of several distinct divisions, we share a common set of values and goals. 

We offer an extensive total compensation package including competitive pay, two-for-one retirement contribution after one year of service, a variety of health insurance options, and a generous vacation plan. 

Application Deadline

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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