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Job Summary

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Business Office is looking for an experienced Senior Financial Analyst, who will oversee financial reporting, annual budgets, quarterly forecasts, and financial analysis for the Wolverine Pathways program. This is a temporary position for 20 hours per week with an hourly rate range of $24.03-$38.46 based on the hired candidate's experience. You will report directly to the Business Administrator. Work location can be a hybrid of in and out of the office.

You Will

  • Manage financial reports for the Wolverine Pathways program. This includes designing reports that are amenable to the unit director using Business Objects, Excel and Google Sheets (using complex formulas and pivot tables), explaining variances to budget and prior year, and presenting reports to program leadership.
  • In collaboration with program leadership, develop periodic budgets and quarterly forecasts, ensuring that the projections represent planned unit operations.
  • Advise leadership re: spending forecasts to ensure that operations are adapted to meet the latest forecast.
  • Track expenses and balances by fund, and adjust program spending plans
  • Present reports on gifts received and provide financial reports to the Office of University Development to help support Wolverine Pathways with fundraising goals
  • Guide program staff regarding appropriate spending practices and coding of expenses to ensure financial reporting. Become involved in higher-level procurement issues (i.e., request for proposals, and sole source memos)

Mission Statement

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) at the University of Michigan leads and supports university-wide initiatives focused on the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, while fostering an inclusive and equitable University community. Our office also engages surrounding communities in mission-focused, mutually beneficial partnerships. In support of this overarching effort, three units within our office - the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO), Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), and Wolverine Pathways - all work closely with ODEI to further the strategic vision of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan.

Why Work at Michigan?

Being part of something greater, of serving a larger mission of discovery and care — that's the heart of what drives people to work at Michigan. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this excellent institution. It's adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, or equivalent level of education and work experience.
  • Five or more years of work experience in finance, business or related fields.
  • Work experience in financial forecasting, modeling and reporting in an academic environment.
  • Expert level in Excel or Google Sheets, including use and development of pivot tables, complex formulas and report development
  • Experience working in collaboration with diverse groups.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Demonstrated knowledge of diversity principles
  • Experience in serving underrepresented communities

Additional Information

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

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.


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