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Job Summary

LSA Finance is seeking a finance professional to provide financial support services to an LSA business office. The Financial Specialist Associate is a key member of the business office serving multiple units. This role requires excellent interpersonal skills to partner with colleagues at all levels and within multiple University offices.


The target salary for this position is $40,000 - $44,000. 

This position is responsible for:

Acting as the LSA business office liaison to assigned LSA units,working closely with administrators and faculty.  Strong emphasis placed on direct faculty interaction and assistance.  Work directly with assigned faculty to prepare eGif requests including budgeting, interpret and communicate faculty balance reporting, and answer all faculty related questions.
Process transactions (such as Payment Request Forms, PeoplePay requests and purchase orders), utilizing M-Pathways and interfacing with the SSC as needed. Receive information from department faculty, staff, and administrators, prepare paperwork or on-line submission, ensure compliance with LSA and UM policies, track transactions within system to ensure proper payment, and timely processing.  Ensure that statement entries are accurate, correctly coded and in compliance with regulations and requirements.   Assist with preparation of financial reports, review business office Financial Management & Oversight Reports, and some financial analysis.

Assist other members of the LSA Finance team as needed. Participate in continuous process improvement efforts.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in a financially related field, required.  Excellent, demonstrated customer service skills are essential as customer service is core to the mission of LSA Finance. In addition, candidates must have the ability to develop and implement procedures, prepare reports, and handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately. Some financial analysis will be required. Well-developed interpersonal skills, the ability to work with diverse group of customers, and demonstrated competence in verbal and written communication are all required. Mastery of Excel and comfort with changing technology essential. Must have the ability to work in a team environment and collaborate effectively with co-workers. Candidates will need to attend to detail, exhibit sound judgment, follow work through to completion, and meet high work standards.

Desired Qualifications*

Knowledge of UM financial practices and processes strongly preferred.  Familiarity and experience with University administrative and business tools such as Business Objects, MReports and other MPathways systems, and Concur.  

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

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.