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.
Lead the F&O Finance department in providing consolidated business support to Facilities & Operations in the areas of fiscal management, reporting, budgeting, payroll / timekeeping, rate development, and internal controls. There are 18 employees in the F&O Finance group. This position reports to the Administrative Director, Operational Support in F&O.
The ideal candidate will have a strong financial acumen to evaluate operational performance and support sound financial outcomes. The successful candidate will be innovative in order to assess financial structures and implement efficiencies and improvements in collaboration with partners throughout the organization. In addition, this role provides timely insightful analyses, reliable financial reports and projections, and creative solutions to organizational opportunities and challenges.
The ideal candidate will have experience effectively leading and managing a team of professionals, including the assessment of work assignments and functions as the department transitions to a post-pandemic work environment.
Provide financial leadership for F&O operating activities totaling $360 million annually
Advance positive organizational efforts which promote a respectful, collaborative, solutions-based, and proactive culture
Drive ongoing efforts to simplify F&O operating budget structure, recharge rates, and overhead methodologies
Prepare, analyze, and present financial reports for multiple areas with different funding models and structures
Evaluate variances in management reports and assess operational adjustments as appropriate
Manage general and specialized payroll functions including timekeeping support for F&O employees under collective bargaining agreements, special payments, FMLA monitoring
Lead the annual certification process and administer internal controls for F&O while promoting efficiency, accountability, compliance, and fiscal responsibility
Champion goals of diversity, equity and inclusion in alignment with organizational strategic plan
Foster an environment that promotes employee engagement and development and recognizes staff contributions
Ensure that work functions are effectively structured and work procedures are in place to deliver high quality service to F&O partners
Collaborate with F&O departments and other campus units for effective and efficient business processes and sharing of information
Participate in rate and capital planning for enterprise activities including utilities, transportation, and parking
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, finance, or related discipline. Master’s degree preferred.
Ten years progressively responsible professional / management experience in a financial-related field
Experience with budget development, financial analysis, and strategic planning within a complex organization
Experience in administering internal controls
Demonstrated competency and experience in motivating employees, performance management, and managing employee and operational productivity
Strong customer service focus
Demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive work environment
Familiarity with administering labor agreements preferred
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to articulate ideas and processes and give clear direction and guidance both orally and in writing
Experience with change management principles and the ability to describe past projects utilizing these concepts
Facilities and Operations seek 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.
Salary range: $130,000 - $170,000. Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The University of Michigan also offers a comprehensive benefits package.
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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.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.
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