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Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) has an opening for a Financial Specialist Senior. This individual will work closely with and assist the Unit Administrator to manage financial matters associated with the CSE Division.
Serve faculty, staff, and students as the financial specialist in Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering.
Maintain CSE financial records and provide accurate and timely forecasting to facilitate decision-making for Division leadership. Perform financial analyses and prepare standard and ad hoc reports.
Extract data using Business Objects, Tableau and other tools. Interpret financial, HR, student and donor data, analyze results using best practices.
Determine data sources, research methodologies, manage project datasets and what-if scenarios, analyze and interpret results, and write or assist in the drafting of ad hoc and annual reports. Build financial models within the various databases and/or tools.
Create Best Practice documents related to the position. Serve as a financial knowledge resource for the CSE community.
Create and propose new ways to streamline processes. Implement those processes.
Provide detailed reporting and analyses of general, designated, endowment, fellowship, start-up, and equipment funds including assisting with the implementation and oversight of fiscal policies and procedures.
Provide projections of the unit operating budget, assist Unit Administrator with establishing and maintaining internal controls documents, as well as offset contributions, to maintain budget limitations.
Track and provide financial summaries for management decisions on specific budget items. Encumber and track faculty, lecturer, and staff salaries; understand offset policy and track appointments accordingly.
Oversee departmental donor gift process. Direct staff member as it relates to this work.
Oversee processing of CSE departmental awards, gifts, and payments to internal and external entities, creation and maintenance of FAITs, reconciliation of fund accounts, and other routine transactions as needed.
Manage departmental fellowship financials; supervise financial aid staff doing this work.
Partner with the Unit Administrator to prepare budgets for projects, including financial analysis and financial modeling for a wide variety of initiatives.
Provide detailed problem solving support as it relates to all financial matters.
Manage Division procurement cards process.
Provide back up to other team members as needed including Concur expense reimbursements, reconciliations, timekeeping, gift processing, internal controls and other accounting functions.
Participate in College and University focus/task groups and/or committees as applicable.
Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of and experience with federal and corporate sponsors and their requirements as it relates to research proposal submission.
Minimum of four years of high level financial experience at the University of Michigan in a financial support role.
Excellent interpersonal skills and evidence of working collaboratively and diplomatically with others.
Experience with the University’s financial, student and HR systems.
Working knowledge of University policies and procedures, including those regarding payroll and timekeeping especially as it related to T&TT appointments, financial management, internal controls, procurement, and student services.
Evidence of excellent attendance record.
Excellent problem solving skills, self-starter and ability to effectively manage assigned personnel.
Generally, this position will be a mix of on-site and remote work.
8-5 and M-F is the standard business day.
Consultation with the Department Manager will determine the final work schedule and location.
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