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Sponsored Programs Reporting Accountant

Company: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

A cover letter and copy of your transcript are required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first pages of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills. All applicants must include a cover letter describing how his or her experience fits the responsibilities associated with this position to be considered for this position.

Starting salary for this position is $45,000.00.

We are in search of Sponsored Programs Reporting Accountants to join our team in the Finance-Sponsored Programs office. This is an exciting opportunity for business majors interested in not-for-profit and governmental accounting. The Reporting Area of Sponsored Programs completes approximately 8,000 reports annually while ensuring compliance with sponsor guidelines. Employees in this role will gain experience in preparing income statements, training in fund accounting, and understanding of the University financial systems.

This position is responsible for post-award accounting of grants and contracts. It provides policy and procedure interpretation to University departments and assists in preparation of reports to federal and sponsoring agencies.

Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field with a minimum of 8 accounting courses. Candidate must be highly motivated and enjoy working in a fast paced, production environment. Candidate should possess strong interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively communicate and work with a variety of individuals and units. Candidate must be detail oriented and organized, as well as having the ability to utilize spreadsheet software to analyze data.

Organizational Core Competencies and Skills:


  • Advancing the Mission - Demonstrates ability to operate effectively in a manner consistent with the University of Michigan mission and culture. Exhibits understanding of the unique issues related to higher education and sponsored project research administration.
  • Building Relationships/Interpersonal Skills - Values organizational diversity, treats others with respect, and promotes cooperation. Effectively manages relationships and collaborates with others at all levels throughout the University.
  • Creative Problem Solving/Strategic Thinking - Develops and creates ideas, processes, and approaches focused on the future.
  • Communication - Demonstrates excellent communication skills to those at all levels throughout the University. Ability to adapt communication style to address the needs of individuals at all levels throughout the University.
  • Development of Self and Others - Seeks opportunities to learn and develop themselves and others by setting developmental goals and seeking performance feedback. Applies new skills and knowledge gained in an effort to add value to the organization.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability to Change - Responds positively to and champions change to others. Proven ability to work successfully in a high volume, fast pace environment with competing priorities.
  • Leadership/Achievement Orientation - Holds oneself accountable for meeting established objectives and successfully accomplishing desired outcomes.
  • Quality Service - Strives to meet the expectations of internal and external customers, firmly establishing a service first culture. Displays solid understanding of internal control concepts and the implementation of internal control systems in a complex business environment. Delivers results under difficult conditions and demonstrates balanced judgment under pressure.

    The University of Michigan, with an operating budget of $6 billion, is a leader in higher education. The Finance Division reports to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and partners with the University community to provide the financial infrastructure essential to being one of the world's greatest public universities. We are comprised of several units including Financial Analysis, Financial Operations, Procurement Services, Sponsored Programs and Treasury. Though we are made up of several distinct divisions, we share a common set of values and goals. For more information about the Finance division, please go to www.finance.umich.edu.

    The University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Keywords: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor , Sponsored Programs Reporting Accountant, Advertising , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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