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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

As part of one of the largest colleges at the University of Michigan, LSA Finance employs more than 70 employees who provide financial and research administration support to over 100 units. We are seeking an experienced individual to lead the group of LSA Business Analysts providing business manager level support to units in our Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions.  The Financial or Business Analyst Lead is a key member of the LSA Finance Leadership Team, and will be responsible for completing process, policy, data, and other financial related projects as assigned.  The Lead Analyst must have strong leadership skills in order to successfully oversee a group of high functioning staff, and excellent interpersonal skills to partner with colleagues at all levels and within multiple University offices.  This position requires a strategic thinking and proactive individual who focuses on providing great customer service to everyone they interact with as their top priority.


Administrative and functional manager for six staff (intermediate and senior-level analysts) in the Humanities and Social Science divisions.  Responsible for recruitment, training, and ongoing performance management and development of staff.  Advise and provide mentorship to finance staff on daily business operations including budgeting, financial oversight, internal controls, policies, procedures, completing regular unit reviews, and responding to unit inquiries. Provide guidance to help ensure financial responsibilities and tasks are completed in a timely manner based on the Finance Team Accounting Schedule Calendar. As a key member of the LSA Finance Leadership Team, actively participate in LSA Finance process setting, continuous improvement, and priority management and coordination, and the creation and coordination of group training opportunities for all or part of the greater LSA Finance staff.  Lead and delegate LSA Finance priorities to smaller workgroups or individuals. Participate in the leadership team's Lean in Daily Work processes. Represent LSA Finance on college and university level groups and meetings.  Complete data projects, reporting, and analyses for LSA Dean's Office leadership.

Required Qualifications*

BBA in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field.  Comprehensive knowledge of finance, financial analysis, forecasting, and budgeting, including more than 8 years of progressively responsible experience in those areas.  Demonstrated experience with policies and procedures, including providing guidance, recommending the need for, and drafting policies.  Extensive knowledge, understanding, and experience using spreadsheets (preferably Excel) and advanced spreadsheet functions.  Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff at all levels and with varying levels of financial and budgetary knowledge.  Experience managing staff preferred.  Demonstrated ability to make decisions and complete work independently.  Ability to work under pressure of deadlines and competing priorities.  Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.  Adaptive to a changing environment.  Significant experience with Business Objects and M-Pathways.

Additional Information

Higher salary possible for exceptionally qualified candidate.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

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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.