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Wallace House Center for Journalists is seeking applications for a Financial Administrator, classification Accountant Intermediate. Wallace House advances the vital role of journalism in an informed and engaged society through programs that recognize, sustain, and elevate the careers of journalists and foster civic engagement. The Financial Administrator will provide accounting support for all Wallace House programs and activities including the Knight-Wallace Fellowships for Journalists, The Livingston Awards for Young Journalists and the Wallace House Presents events series. This position works closely with the Director on strategic development for all programs. The financial administrator acts as an advisor to the Director and staff on financial matters and UM policies. Wallace House is a unit within the Provost's Office with an operating budget that is funded through gifts and endowments, as well as grants, so this position requires regular work with UM departments to properly account for the revenue and expenses. Wallace House is a team environment, and the team works together to staff and support guest speakers and public events. This includes some evening events. The position is an 80% appointment and is eligible for all benefits offered by the university. The position reports directly to the Wallace House Director.
Review and reconciliation of financial activity, tracking and processing of payments, identification of irregularities
Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports
Preparation of Journal Entries to transfer funding or expenses
Preparation of annual budget with the Director, in coordination with the Business Administrator for Interdisciplinary Academic Affairs
Management and tracking of donations, endowment funds, and financial reports to donors
Work with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to track spending and prepare reports related to grants. Also enter and submit pre award information
Management of financial support for Knight-Wallace Fellows including, tuition payments, stipend payments, health insurance and reimbursements
Preparation and review of expenses for Wallace House Director and staff through Concur system
Assist with event hosting as part of the Wallace House team
Assist with planning for major house expenses. Advise on facility matters and UM Space Management
Representing Wallace House to the Academic Affairs Group
A bachelor's degree in accounting or related field of study and 2-5 years of professional experience
Knowledge of the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of management and financial accounting
Experience with Microsoft Office and Excel
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of budget preparation, preferably in a higher education setting
Knowledge of procurement policies and procedures
Knowledge of financial reporting including statements of activity and journal entries
Knowledge of UM Financial Operations policies and procedures including short code chartfields, endowments, journal entries, Business Objects, M-Reports, Statements of Activity, Source/Use Reports, and how to set up stipend payments though Student Financial Operations
Knowledge of budget preparation for the UM Office of Budget and Planning
Knowledge of UM Procurement policies and procedures including methods of payment, Concur, requisitions, and non-PO vouchers
Knowledge of Gifts and Endowments
Knowledge of policies and procedures in UM's Office of Research and Sponsored Projects
Knowledge of the process for UM's yearly Certification of Financial Results and Internal Controls.
Knight-Wallace Fellowships offer accomplished journalists who are eager for growth and deeply committed to the future of journalism an academic year of study and collaborative learning at the University of Michigan to deepen knowledge, develop new ideas and address challenges facing the journalism industry.
Livingston Awards honor journalists under the age of 35 for outstanding achievement in local, national and international reporting across all forms of journalism. The awards bolster the work of young reporters, create the next generation of journalism leaders and advance civic engagement around powerful storytelling.
Wallace House Presents brings journalists whose work is at the forefront of national conversations to audiences across the country and to our university community. By moving news consumption and discussions away from devices and distractions and into public spaces, Wallace House aims to foster open conversation and spark debate.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.