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NOTE: Please include a cover letter that addresses how your experience meets the job requirements.  In order to transmit the cover letter, it should be included as a page of your resume.

What You'll Do

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Ability to accurately work with complex data sets, synthesize and summarize financial / operational findings effectively, allowing for the identification of key issues, decision-making criteria, and the determination of strategies and plans.
  • Work with customers and other stakeholders to identify analytic needs, gather, define and document requirements, execute analysis, document and communicate findings back to customers and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate a subject-matter curiosity to obtain details from operational partners regarding proposed business decisions that can be translated into commonly accepted decision support frameworks such as return on investment analysis, net present value analysis, discounted cash flow models or other commonly accepted techniques.
  • Design, develop and recommend new approaches, methodologies and tools for data-driven decision-making and planning.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams evaluating strategic, operational and financial aspects of the clinical enterprise
  • Perform business case analysis, including the creation of financial models and analysis of business trends to support growth opportunities
  • Participate in special projects to improve reporting, analysis, and internal processes to achieve productivity improvements and customer service delivery
  • Prepare and communicate monthly financial and operational reports/results to departments and stakeholders
  • Responsible for the preparation and distribution of non-standard management reports and operation analysis to ensure financial performance and operational decision-making alignment.  Identification of reports and analysis that can be produced and distributed more broadly.
  • Partner with Business Unit leadership to prepare their detailed annual budget
  • Educate business unit management teams on P&L impact of business decisions.
  • Point of contact for department customers to facilitate questions and information requests as necessary
  • Prepare ad hoc analyses and other duties as assigned

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine Finance is seeking a financial analyst to join the Clinical Financial Planning and Analysis team.  The Clinical Financial Planning and Analysis group plays a key role in helping leadership make data-driven strategic decisions by evaluating strategic, operational and financial aspects of the clinical enterprise.  The primary customers for this role include University of Michigan Health (UMH) financial leadership, Health System-wide leadership, as well as departments within UMH.

 Is This Job Right for You? This job might be right for you if you…

  • Want to work in a collaborative environment and experience the value of being part of a strong team
  • Are able to function independently, and require minimal day-to-day supervision to deliver projects in a timely and effective manner
  • Enjoy working with large sets of data to identify opportunities for management to consider as well as find solutions to known issues
  • Have a natural curiosity for investigation of operational performance variances and the ability to translate the analyses into actionable information for decision making at all levels within the organization 

Required Qualifications*

In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in Business, Economics, Finance, Health Administration, or a related field
  • Associate: 0 - 2 years of professional experience
  • Intermediate: 2 - 5 years of professional experience
  • Senior: 5 - 8 years of professional experience
  • Familiarity with query writing software, querying relational databases, applying business process/data modeling, and other analytical tools/techniques surrounding business and financial analytics.
  • Problem solving capabilities including root cause analysis, process comprehension, development of alternative solutions, and recommended course of action
  • Financial systems acumen, including considerable experience with MS Excel (Pivot tables, VLookups, etc.), statistical packages, and PowerPoint as tools for advanced analytics and communication 
  • Ability to assess competing priorities, manage workflow and meet operational deadlines
  • Demonstrated understanding of key performance indicators, return on investment, product line analysis and proposal development

Desired Qualifications*

  • PeopleSoft / Oracle / Hyperion experience
  • Experience with data base query tools (Data warehouse, tableau, etc.)
  • Ability to translate analyses into actionable information for decision making at all levels within the Health System
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written.   Ability to analyze large amounts of complex information to present simple and concise material to the appropriate audience  
  • Experience in a healthcare, higher education and/or academic medical center setting desired.

Underfill Statement

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

Additional Information

The mission of Michigan Medicine is to improve 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. With annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion, Michigan Medicine ranks as one of the top academic health centers in the country, and is committed to providing exceptional patient care, facilitating groundbreaking research and developing the next generation of physicians and scientists. Michigan Medicine consists of the University of Michigan Hospitals, the University of Michigan Medical School and its Medical Group, Michigan Health Corporation, and affiliated health systems.

Michigan Medicine Finance serves as the central finance group for the organization and is comprised of five functional areas:  Clinical Financial Planning & Analysis, Enterprise Financial Reporting, Reimbursement, Medical School Finance, and Financial Systems. 

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.