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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

Since 1841, the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) has been the heart of The Michigan Difference, educating young leaders through a rich liberal arts curriculum and creating new knowledge through world-class research and scholarship. We offer more than 100 degree programs in over 75 academic departments and programs.  Every LSA program is among the best in the U.S. with more than 40 programs in the top 10 and 5 programs are the best in their fields. Our alumni network is over 200,000 living LSA graduates and 90% of our seniors go on to enter the workforce or attend graduate school.  Learn more about LSA at

As part of the largest College at the University of Michigan, LSA Finance employs more than 70 staff who provide financial and research administration support to over 100 units. We are currently seeking well-qualified applicants for a Business Analyst Intermediate role to provide financial reporting, analysis, and support services for LSA units. The business analyst is a key member of the Liberty Centre Business Office, who partner with Unit Administrators to provide shared financial management and business analyst support.  As one team, the analysts and business office staff work together as the financial resource for assigned units.


Work with unit administrators to develop budgets and assist with understanding and interpreting financial performance against budgets. Troubleshoot budgetary and accounting related questions. Provide accurate and thoughtful guidance regarding UM, LSA, and unit financial policies and procedures. Develop regular and ad hoc reports and analysis. Review and approve transactions. Promote a strong internal controls environment and help create and manage processes to ensure controls are in place. Provide training to LSA staff on budget and finance topics. Assist unit leadership with a wide range of financial related strategic questions. Advise on operational efficiency within units to help promote effective use of financial resources. Complete regular thorough and timely reviews. Coordinate with LSA Regional Business Office staff on financial activities.

Required Qualifications*

BBA in accounting, finance, or business administration or equivalent work experience; minimum two to five years of progressively responsible experience in finance, financial analysis, forecasting, and budgeting; extensive knowledge 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; demonstrated 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.

Desired Qualifications*

Significant experience with Business Objects and M-Pathways highly desired.

Additional Information

The target salary range for this position is $57,000 - $61,000.  The actual salary offered may be higher based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

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.