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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 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology is seeking a qualified candidate to provide a high level of financial support within the context of Women’s Health Research. A successful candidate will collaborate with both financial and research administration teams within the department to provide comprehensive financial support in a dynamic healthcare setting.

Responsibilities*

Provide a high level of financial support for an assigned group of sponsored projects.
 
Post-Award Support:
  • Provide financial expertise to assist faculty with progress reports, establishing subcontracts to other institutions, and assisting faculty with post award change requests including re-budgeting and extensions.
  • Create and/or provide information for progress reports, subcontracts, renewals and close-out activities
  • Resolve inquiries from faculty, staff, sponsors, internal departments, and external stakeholders.   
  • Consult with Sponsored Programs and other internal offices to resolve problems, solicit information, and prepare recommendations.
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of manuscripts, research articles, newsletters, and general correspondence.
  • Provide recommendations and direction in response to inquiries from key stakeholders involved in sponsored research including: faculty, staff, sponsored programs, vendors, etc

Financial Reporting, Analysis, & Monitoring:

  • Implement standard processes for executing budgets and  reviewing financial data for compliance, ensuring that expenditures follow the standards of the University and the sponsor. 
  • Review Statements of Activity for exceptions and make recommendations for resolutions.
  • Generate an accurate and complex monthly report illustrating activity by synthesizing information from several sources, e.g. Business Objects, MReports  
  • Generate reconciliation reports from the Financial Operations system, review them line by line for accuracy and appropriateness and write journal entry corrections as required.
  • Monitor, investigate, and resolve project issues related to compliance or finance.

Financial Support:

  • Manage grant account activity for compliance issues, budgetary restraints and payroll discrepancies.
  • Act as the final approver on Human Subjects Incentives Program payments.
  • Review and finalize expense reports for grant spending. 
  • Work with investigators to ensure financial compliance and initiate appropriate corrective measures including preparation of journal entries, budget reallocations, and effort adjustments. 
  • Assisting in the oversight and tracking of area related administrative issues.
  • Provide recommendations regarding accounting and budgeting within the context of department research.     
  • Handle cash/check deposit process, add vendors to the financial system, and develop internal control enhancements as appropriate.
  • Build and foster relationships with other units, as well as sponsors. Serve as liaison for faculty with sponsor, and University central offices.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2-3 years of related experience in the area of finance and/or research is required.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, written and verbal. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative group.
  • Must have a strong research and/or financial aptitude.
  • Ability to gather, interpret, and analyze resource data in order to make recommendations
  • Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel is a must. 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, to work well under time constraints, and meet deadlines, as well as prioritize and exercise good judgment.
  • Successful experience working in a busy environment with ability to remain calm, flexible, prioritize, multi-task, as well as sometimes work under pressure to meet strict deadlines

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous experience working with various sponsors and funding agencies.
  • Familiarity with University Systems and knowledge of University policies and procedures is preferred. 
  • Experience working with University financial reporting systems including eReconciliation, MPathways, M-Reports, and the Data Warehouse is strongly desired. 

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.