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A cover letter and copy of your transcript are required for consideration for this position.

Start date for this position is May 8, 2017.

Starting salary for this position is $42,000.00.

Job Summary

We are in search of 4 Sponsored Programs Reporting Accountants to join our team in the Finance-Sponsored Programs office. This is an exciting opportunity for business majors interested in not-for-profit/governmental accounting. The Reporting Area of Sponsored Programs completes approximately 7,700 reports annually while ensuring compliance with sponsor guidelines. Employees in this role will gain experience in preparing income statements, training in fund accounting, and understanding of University financial systems.


This position is responsible for post-award accounting of grants and contracts. It provides policy and procedure interpretation to University departments and assists in preparation of reports to federal and sponsoring agencies.

Required Qualifications*

Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field with a minimum of 8 accounting courses. Candidates must be highly motivated and enjoy working in a fast-paced, production environment. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively communicate and work with a variety of individuals and units. Candidates must be detail-oriented and organized, as well as having the ability to utilize spreadsheet software to analyze data.

NOTE: Successful candidates may be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan, with an operating budget of $6 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 Financial Analysis, Financial Operations, Procurement Services, Sponsored Programs and Treasury. Though we are made up of several distinct divisions, we share a common set of values and goals. For more information about the Finance division, please go to

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.