Finance Manager with University of Michigan Athletic Department in Ann Arbor · MI

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Job Summary
Manage month-end, quarterly, and annual financial close process and reconciliations. Coordinate preparation of financial reporting required by Athletic Department Leadership Team, University Regents, NCAA, and any other regulatory agencies. Provide leadership and effective management to create a high performance team. 

Responsibilities
  • Supervise several Business Office staff members
  • Manage month-end, quarterly, and annual financial close processes
  • Prepare and review monthly journal entries and general ledger reconciliations
  • Coordinate preparation of consolidated and unit level monthly budget-to-actual reports
  • Coordinate financial reporting required by University Regents, University Office of Business and Finance, the NCAA, the Big Ten Conference, and any other regulatory agencies
  • Coordinate preparation of external audit materials and aspects of external financial reporting
  • Manage preparation of annual operating budget
  • Assist with monitoring and enhancing accounting procedures, policies, and internal controls
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by Athletics Chief Financial Officer

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant work experience in a public accounting firm or accounting department of a large and complex organization
  • Strong technical background in GAAP accounting and financial reporting
  • Strong leadership skills and experience leading full time staff as a direct supervisor
  • Experience with automated financial systems, query tools to extract data from systems, and proficiency with administrative and financial information systems and various software applications
  • Experience with implementation and maintenance of strong internal controls
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze, monitor, and evaluate all financial aspects of the Athletic Department budget
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast paced, challenging and ever-changing environment
  • Strong organizational, communication, writing and interpersonal skills
  • High level of personal integrity and ethics

Desired Qualifications
  • CPA certification
  • Public accounting experience at Big 4 or regional accounting firm
  • Experience in intercollegiate athletics or university setting
  • Experience with GASB accounting
  • Experience utilizing PeopleSoft general ledger software and Business Objects data warehouse querying software

How to Apply
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.

Additional Information
The University of Michigan Athletic Department is dedicated to building a department culture which demonstrates respect for all, shows compassion for others, and celebrates the differences among our staff, student-athletes, and supporters. We are committed to the hiring and development of diverse staff who contribute to an inclusive environment.


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

Background Screening
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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