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The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning is looking for a financial/business analyst to serve as a partner to the chief financial officer (CFO). You are someone with experience in organizational wide budgeting, forecasting, and financial oversight. You will perform data mining and analysis using query tools with multiple data sets. Under the direction of the CFO, you will also build complex financial models and what-if scenarios, transform data into comprehensible information through statistical analysis, verification, and visual/contextual reporting to make recommendations on business operations.
Examples of analytical work this position might focus on include:
Profit/loss by course and by degree
Financial aid allocation strategies
Revenue generation from our minor degree offering
Financial dimensions of a business plan for online degrees
While this job is situated in Ann Arbor and some on-campus work is expected, Taubman College offers flexible work arrangements for staff.
Partner with the CFO and financial manager to prepare organizational budgets for submission to the Provost's Office, including financial analysis/modeling for proposed projects.
Extract and interpret financial, HR, student, donor data and analyze results using statistical techniques. Identify meaning from trends/patterns of data sets and communicate information in easy to understand terms.
Participate in strategic assessments and establish business intelligence solutions with a focus on quantitative methods, modeling, and analytical techniques.
Partner with the financial manager to develop and maintain a real-time financial modeling system, including the development of the variable assumption logic for the model.
Build financial models with multiple intersecting data sources, methodologies, and flows. Manage project datasets and what-if scenarios, analyze results, and write reports.
Provide detailed reports and analyses of funds including the oversight of fiscal procedures. Provide projections of the unit operating budget, monitor controls to maintain budget limitations. Maintain the scheduling of financial reports, updating recipients and report criteria.
Provide direct oversight of $127M in endowment and scholarship funds. Reconcile financial aid awards to comply with donor intent criteria.
Provide backup support for expense reimbursements, reconciliations, internal controls and other accounting tasks.
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or related field
Significant work experience creating/monitoring complex budgets and performing financial analyses, forecasting and financial modeling
Advance proficiency using Excel (can perform complex functions), financial reporting tools and financial systems, and visualization/analytics
Proficiency in query and report writing tools, data visualization techniques for reporting purposes, developing dashboards and reports
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, U-M 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; retirement plan with two-for-one matching contributions after the first year; many choices for comprehensive health insurance; life insurance; long-term disability coverage; and flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses. Learn more about U-M benefits.
Please note: Relocation assistance is not provided for this position.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Taubman College values a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and administrators that includes people of different race and ethnicity, national origin, gender and gender expression, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious commitment, age, and disability status. We aim to create a community of mutual respect and trust where everyone's backgrounds, identities, and views are represented without any threat of bias, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination. Learn more about our DEI efforts and the shared values we have for our community.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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