Responsible for the payroll functions within the Athletics Department. Ensure we are following all applicable payroll laws and University policies. Assist with purchasing and other business office duties as assigned. Ensure appropriate purchasing policies are followed, work with the University procurement office and accounts payable department. Assist with financial reconciliations and analysis, month and year end close, and annual budget process.
Manage the bi-weekly and monthly pay period closing and assist in ensuring the accuracy and completeness of payroll.
Process hourly time reporting.
Compile payroll metrics and other payroll data upon request.
Assist with taxable income reporting.
Analyze and verify internal consistency, completeness, and arithmetic accuracy of account documents and make adjustments.
Review and accurately process purchase requisitions and purchase order vouchers using the Peoplesoft procurement system.
Assign transaction codes to accounting documents and assure appropriate processing.
Act as a liaison between purchasing agents and Athletics team members.
Work with UM Vendor Maintenance to appropriately establish vendors as needed.
Maintain a working knowledge of University financial rules policies and apply these policies in day-to-day functions. Understand and apply relevant NCAA and Big Ten Conference rules in performing duties.
Recommend improvements to payroll and departmental processes.
Prepare monthly reconciliations for ACH banking, SVC, and cash receipts.
Assist with other financial analysis, month end closing and budgeting duties as assigned by management.
Other duties as assigned.
Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or related field.
A minimum of two years of successful experience in business operations is required.
Attention to detail and ability to work well with others in a fast paced office environment is required.
Computer experience is required, including Microsoft Excel and Word.
Experience in processing payroll transactions is preferred.
Experience utilizing PeopleSoft general ledger or other payroll software is preferred.
Experience with procurement in a higher education institution is preferred.
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.
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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.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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About University of Michigan Athletic Department
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