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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 skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Law School, founded in 1859, is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and a long time pioneer in preparing its students for the global practice of law.  It has stood at the forefront of global legal education through its faculty, one third of whom teach in international, comparative, and foreign law; a student body keenly interested in global legal practice; a 150-year history of engagement with foreign legal institutions and students; a path-breaking required course for all students in transnational law; an extremely selective graduate LLM and SJD program for foreign students; clinical opportunities to work on transnational problems; a large network of alumni around the world in leading legal, policy, business, and academic positions; long-term institutional ties with major foreign law schools, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations; numerous programs and fellowships for study and work abroad; and close integration with other schools and departments of the University of Michigan focusing on international studies.

Responsibilities*

We are seeking an individual to join the Law School’s finance team. This position reports to Finance Manager. The person is primarily responsible for providing procurement and accounting support for the school. This position works with faculty, staff and students.

  • Prepare procurement forms, vouchers, travel and expenses reimbursement forms, wire transfers, PeoplePay and purchase orders.
  • Work with Shared Services Center on Concur report submissions.
  • Handle daily deposit needs of the school.
  • Prepare internal billing statements and maintain QuickBooks records.
  • Set up and maintain record retention for the finance group or other law school departments.
  • Be the primary contact for ordering supplies.
  • Run monthly financial statements for faculty and staff.
  • Prepare journal entries as requested.
  • Work with various departments on account reconciliations.
  • Serve as backup for other business and financial operation duties.
  • Assist manager with other tasks as assigned. 

Required Qualifications*

Associate’s degree in accounting or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a related field or role requiring timeliness, accuracy, customer service, organization, prioritization, troubleshooting, strong attention to detail, efficient data entry skills, flexibility and ability to work independently.

Proven success in team-based work environment is essential.

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are essential.

Demonstrate proficiency with current computer technology and applications, including Microsoft Office tools.

Will be handling sensitive information; must be able to respect the confidentiality of the data and records. 

Strong ability to multitask between various duties throughout a work day.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience working in the University or in a non-profit organization is highly desirable.

Broad knowledge of MPathways/PeopleSoft (or similar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system)

Familiarity with administrative processes, procedures, and systems at the University of Michigan.

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.