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.
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.
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
The University of Michigan athletics date back to 1866 when baseball became the school’s first varsity athletic team. Now, 150 years later, the athletic department fully supports 31 varsity athletic teams and annually ranks among the premiere collegiate athletic programs in the nation, both on the competition field and in the classroom.
The Wolverines have accumulated 52 national team titles along the way, with ice hockey and men’s swimming and diving claiming more national championships in their respective sports than any other Division I program. In 2001, the field hockey team won Michigan’s first women’s NCAA title, followed four years later by softball who claimed the first Women’s College World Series title east of the Mississippi in 2005.
At the Big Ten Conference level, Michigan is far and away the preeminent athletic program. Upon the conclusion of the 2007-08 academic year, the Wolverines claimed a Big Ten record 343 conference team titles, 117 more than their closest competitor. One of the original member institutions from 1896, Michigan teams have won more Big Ten titles than any other conference member in nine sports: baseball (35), football (42), women’s gymnas...tics (16), women’s rowing (4), softball (12), men’s swimming and diving (33), women’s swimming and diving (14), men’s tennis (36) and men’s track and field (57).
Dynasties have been developed over the years in sports such as football who boasts more all-time victories, and the highest winning percentage, in the history of collegiate football. The Michigan women’s gymnastics team has won 15 Big Ten titles in the last 17 years. The women’s swimming and diving team, who won a record 11 consecutive conference titles from 1987-1998, and women’s gymnastics also claim more total championships (14) than any other women’s program – in any sport – in the history of the conference.
Academically, Michigan is just as proud of its 71 student-athletes who have combined for 96 Academic All-America honors, including fullback Dick Balzhiser who was initiated into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2002.
Our website – MGoBlue.com – is one of the most unique and heavily visited collegiate sites in the world.