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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 University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.

The library’s Fiscal Management team processes invoices from vendors all across the world in order to successfully procure both print and electronic resources that become part of the library’s vast collections.

We are seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting clerk to perform accounts payable responsibilities. As part of a dynamic and diverse team, this accounting clerk role processes invoices for payment for purchases relating to the library’s collections, ensuring their acquisition, access, and continued use in our community.

The library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the library's mission.



  • Process invoices for payment from international and domestic vendors for all resources relating to the library collections in the Integrated Library System (ILS) as well as in the university’s financial system.

  • Use ILS to verify order and receipt records, bibliographic records and holdings; as well as accurately enter invoice information and payment notes.

  • Create non-purchase order vouchers in the financial system. This includes accurately selecting vendor ID and payment location, inputting invoice details according to invoice numbering conventions, entering accurate chartfields and account codes, and inserting appropriate voucher comments and payment notes.

  • Engage with vendors and staff to address and resolve payment issues.

  • Deposit checks while ensuring that proper cash handling procedures are followed.

  • Process journal entries.

  • Perform other tasks and special projects as assigned.

  • Grow and develop as a professional by participating in development activities and collaborative efforts within the department and across the library.

Required Qualifications*

  • High school education or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Understanding of accounting principles and processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize, organize, and complete work tasks in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner, with minimal direct supervision.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Strong computing skills; demonstrated familiarity or experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt as new technologies and requirements emerge.

  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills.

  • Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through applying and incorporating the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

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.

Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.


U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.