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A cover letter and resume detailing relevant work experience is required for consideration. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. All applications must be submitted through the U-M job site:

Job Summary

The CHRT Accountant will support the administrative and business functions of CHRT, including the financial aspects of both the core operating budget and various projects and initiatives housed at CHRT. This individual will be responsible for managing all accounts payable and accounts receivable, preparation of monthly and year-end financial reports, and maintaining records and schedules required for annual external audit and tax reporting.

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.

Who We Are

The Center for Health & Research Transformation (CHRT) inspires and enables evidence-informed policies and practices that improve the health of people and communities. CHRT is an affiliated but independent 501c3 organization housed at the University of Michigan / Michigan Medicine. CHRT’s revenue comes from a combination of corporate sponsorships, grants and contracts.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

The Center for Health and Research Transformation seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. For more information about us, please visit


25%      Assist in the preparation of all monthly and year-end financial reports

  • Download and reconcile statements of activity.
  • Enter financial activity into QuickBooks accounting software and prepare standard monthly and year-end financial reports.
  • Prepare journal entries.
  • Review gross pay registers and initiate corrective action as necessary.
  • Manage depreciation schedules and net asset and contributed revenue tables.

25%      Manage accounts payable

  • Coordinate with U-M Procurement to initiate, update, and manage vendor contracts, including sole source justification forms as necessary.
  • Process invoice payments and follow-up as needed.
  • Serve as a departmental approver for Concur travel, hosting, reimbursement and PCard expense reports and ensure compliance with University and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Establish and implement internal accounting and procurement policies and procedures.
  • Analyze business processes and make recommendations for improvement.

20%      Manage accounts receivable

  • Prepare invoices, space allocation recharges, and manage other contract and contributed revenue.
  • Follow-up on any outstanding A/R.

15%      Monitor revenue and expenses in relation to budget

  • Prepare departmental and/or project expense and budget variance reports.
  • Assist with budget projections and forecasting.
  • Manage data loads from Quickbooks and Harvest time tracking software into Planful financial planning & analysis software.

10%      Assist with the preparation of materials for annual external financial audit and Form 990 tax filing

5%        Assist Business & Finance Director with other duties as directed

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and standard business practices
  • Knowledge of financial analysis and reporting
  • Ability to generate accurate financial reports within established timelines
  • Proficiency in use of Excel and Word.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a team
  • Motivated, dependable, organized, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and manage priorities effectively
  • Excellent customer service to internal and external customers
  • Clear communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills

Accountant Senior:

  • 5-8 years accounting experience with a clear understanding of accrual and non-profit accounting standards

Accountant Intermediate:

  • 2-5 years accounting experience

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s level degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance
  • Knowledge of University financial systems (e.g. Wolverine Access, Business Objects, Journal Entries, Concur/PCard reconciliation, Accounts Payable/Procurement, Additional Pay Workflow) and policies/procedures is highly preferred
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks accounting software, including generating customized reports
  • Experience with Planful (Host Analytics) or other financial planning & analysis software
  • Experience with Harvest, or other time tracking software
  • Experience with preparation for external audit of financial activity and Form 990 tax filing
  • Experience in budgeting and internal controls

Work Locations

Due to the COVID-19 climate, we are currently working remotely. If the selected candidate is not in/near the Ann Arbor area, there is the possibility to have this position be permanently or mostly remote when staff are allowed back in office.

Remote staff are provided with a monitor, laptop and related accessories. Office equipment such as desk, chair, and printer are not provided for remote work and staff must supply their own reliable internet access. Basic supplies such as paper and pens, are stocked at the business location and are available to remote staff for pick-up should they choose.

There may be occasions where the staff member will need to report the office in Ann Arbor, including meetings, training, computer or technology requirements, or to complete work that is not possible to handle remotely.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

This is a full-time position offering a competitive benefits package through the University of Michigan including health care insurance, dental and vision plans, retirement plan eligibility, Paid Time Off program, Child Care and Health Care Reimbursement Accounts, and a complement of Disability and Life Insurance.

The salary will be determined based on educational background and level of experience. This is a full time position with full University of Michigan benefits. Flexible work-schedules can be accommodated.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.