Accountant Associate

University of Michigan

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 relates to this position.

Job Summary

The Financial Services & Budget (FSB) Accountant Associate would be responsible for monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting; accounting reconciliation; submission of accounts receivable and accounts payable transactions; journal entries; assist in yearend closure and prepare reports for yearend analysis; support Flint campus departments; contribute to any special projects assigned by the Executive Director of the Office of Budget & Financial Services (OBFS), Regional Controller, and/or Assistant Division Controller; and participate in the Financial Community of Practice career path within FSB.



  • Prepare monthly Statement of Financial Condition Reports for each University Fund
  • Prepare Student Accounts Receivable Trend Reports including Graphs
  • Review & Report on Overdrafts in University Funds
  • Monitor monthly financial closures and communicate this information to UMF Campus Business Administrators
  • Monitor, maintain, and update the University’s Financial System for the Flint Campus
  • Monitor and report on Departmental Equipment
  • Prepare monthly reports for FSB, OBFS, and Northbank Center (NBC) Departments


  • Reconcile Student Accounts Receivable and prepare monthly reporting
  • Reconcile the Income Statement & Balance Sheets for all University Funds
  • Reconcile FSB, OBFS, and NBC Statement of Activity
  • Review and correct the incorrect use of University accounts, classes, campus erroneous payroll, fund transfers
  • Open/Update/Close University Financial Shortcodes & Chartfields
  • Review University travel advances, utility vouchers, campus SUB uploads, and deposits


  • Review, upload, and image all University journals
  • Process Housing monthly Utilities Recharge
  • Review and process University Endowment Distributions


  • Assist in Flint Campus Yearend Closure
  • Prepare any necessary reporting for yearend analysis


  • Support UMF departments on financial business policy & procedures
  • Train and support University departments on the University?s financial systems (MPathways, Business Objects)
  • Support Annual Reporting for Federal (IPEDS), State (HEIDI), Internal Controls (GAPS), Tax (UBIT), Space, Asset Management, Capital Equipment Tagging, and Equipment Replacement Plans
  • Support any special projects assigned by the Executive Director of OBFS, Regional Controller, and/or Assistant Division Controller

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Two years or less experience in financial accounting, reconciling, creating, analyzing, and reporting financial information
  • Knowledge of Microsoft & Google Office Applications
  • Knowledge of Fund Accounting fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Knowledge of database or data warehouse querying software

Why Work at U-M Flint?

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
  • Employee and qualified dependent tuition support

Eligibility for benefits is based on your job group, your appointment percentage and the length of your appointment. Learn more about employee benefits and eligibility and download the Comprehensive Benefits for Faculty and Staff flier .

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The University of Michigan-Flint exhibits its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through enacting fair practices, policies, and procedures particularly in support of the equitable participation of the historically underserved. UM-Flint recognizes the value of diversity in our efforts to provide equitable access and opportunities to all regardless of individual identities in support of a climate where everyone feels a sense of belonging, community, and agency.

Diversity is a core value at University of Michigan-Flint. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. The University of Michigan-Flint seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning for the purpose of becoming global citizens in a connected world.

Work Schedule


A consistent hybrid work schedule (some days on campus and some days working remotely) is available for this position at this time. However, this is subject to change based upon the duties of the position and the needs of the department.

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 will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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