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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 Pharmacology Department is seeking a skilled customer service-oriented Financial Specialist Senior to join our team and assist with managing post-award and other fund accounting activities in the department.  


This position will be responsible for sponsored program post-award activities including account reconciliation and monitoring, JEs, sub-accounts, budgeting, sub-contracts, contract billings, service billings, no-cost time extensions and closeouts, bringing to light any variances. This person will work closely and proactively with PIs to develop budgets, forecasts, and reports for their entire funding portfolio, monitor burn rates, and analyze and explain variances, while keeping the department administrator apprised. This position reports to the Chief Department Administrator and will work closely with other departmental staff to coordinate the workflow of financial activities.

Required Qualifications*

A Bachelor’s degree in business or related field; 4-5 years of experience managing sponsored, general, auxiliary, and gift funds; demonstrated attention to detail, analytical and customer service skills; demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of customers; excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks;  strong computer skills including Microsoft Office; and proven ability to work effectively and efficiently, both as a member of a team and independently.

Desired Qualifications*

A working knowledge of the University including M-Pathways, M-Reports and Business Objects; Pre-Award experience is a plus.

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.