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Job Summary

The Division of Nephrology is seeking a qualified candidate to provide a high level of financial support for our busy research teams.  A successful candidate will collaborate with financial, administrative and research teams within the division to provide comprehensive financial support for multiple sponsored and other projects.


Reconcile and monitor sponsored research and other project accounts:

  • Review statement of activity, detail, and gross pay register statements to verify accuracy using eReconciliation.  
  • Investigate discrepancies, irregularities, and unknown charges.  
  • Prepare accurate and timely reports for project investigators.  
  • Develop models in support of financial decision-making process. 
  • Provide recommendations and direction in response to inquiries from key stakeholders involved in sponsored research including: faculty, staff, sponsored programs, etc. Initiate and process journal entries.  
  • Work with investigators to ensure financial compliance and initiate appropriate corrective measures including preparation of journal entries, budget reallocations, and effort adjustments.
  • Build and foster relationships with other units, as well as University central offices.

Assist the Financial Manager with various administrative duties and projects as needed including but not limited to:

  • Annual Budget preparation.
  • Pre-award administrative assistance.
  • Review travel and expense reimbursement requests for accuracy, reasonableness and compliance with University policies.

Required Qualifications*

  • Strong computer and organizational skills and attention to detail required.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, complete tasks in a timely manner, and work under pressure. 
  • Eagerness to learn and ability to adapt to changing needs. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with little direction, and ability to work as part of a collaborative group.

Intermediate Level:  

  • Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years of experience required.

Associate Level:  

  • Bachelor's degree and one year of experience required.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with grant management in a research environment. 
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Familiarity with University systems and knowledge of University policies and procedures.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

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.