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.
The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.
The Finance department strives to be a consistent partner to the nine divisions within the University of Michigan Library by delivering timely, accurate and effective financial support to each unit. The Budget Analyst will collaborate with transactional specialists and other colleagues within Finance & HR to lead and provide budgetary support to specific divisions within the library. The Budget Analyst also serves as the financial lead point of contact for those divisions within the library. The Budget Analyst is a significant contributor to establishing procedures and processes for the programmatic budget model within the library. Annually, the budget analyst works directly with the Library Finance Lead in the provost’s budget submission process as well as to allocate funds to divisions within the library.
The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work. The Library’s Diversity Strategic Plan is at https://www.lib.umich.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion-accessibility/diversity-strategic-plan.
Coordinate day-to-day budget unit activities.
Manages and participates in complex budget projects along with the department managers and associate dean.
Provides training and development of newly assigned or less experienced peers.
Prepares operating budgets for units or departments based on actual performance, previous budget figures, estimated revenue, expense reports and other factors.
Coordinates the analysis of actual expenditures and revenue
Compiles and maintains records and reports of expenses, inventories and budget balances.
Audits vouchers and expense accounts.
Maintains records of actual operating figures for comparison with estimated budget.
Assists with the installation of budgetary control systems.
Compiles and provides information and data regarding budget and account activities, personnel rosters and budget documents.
Work with the Finance Director and Budget Manager to provide updates on progress of unit goals and strategic directions.
Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or business or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
2-8 years of demonstrated financial/budgeting experience.
Experience conducting financial analysis to develop reports within established timelines.
Experience working with reporting software (Business Objects, etc.) and databases (SQL, Oracle, etc.).
Ability to provide timely and thorough customer service to internal and external customers.
Ability to present complex financial data in understandable terms for unit managers.
Experience applying fundamental financial concepts, practices and procedures to business needs.
Ability to multi-task and manage priorities effectively.
Excellent communication and analytical skills.
Familiar with the U-M budget submission process, budget process cycle and requirements
Knowledge of UM organizational structure
Benefits, rank, salary
This appointment is anticipated as a Budget Analyst Senior or Budget Analyst Intermediate. Salary and classification is dependent on the candidate's qualifications and experience.
This position receives 24 days of vacation a year, and 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.
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.
Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.