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Director of Budget Planning and Financial Analysis
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date Posted 07/29/2022
Admin-Senior / Executive Management
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled



Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. We encourage all interested parties to apply.


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.


A cover letter, attached as the first page of your resume, describing how your experience meets the job requirements of this posting, is required for consideration of this position.


The School of Nursing seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan that extends world-wide, to fulfill the School’s strategic plan, and to sustain the excellence of the School of Nursing.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit: http://nursing.umich.edu/diversity/dei-faculty-and-staff.

Please visit http://www.nursing.umich.edu/ for more information about the School of Nursing.


The University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN) is seeking a Director of Budget Planning and Finance Analysis to direct the daily operations of budget administration, financial analysis and planning, and financial aid administration. S/he will provide management oversight for unit budgets, financial planning and analysis, financial aid administration and associated fund management, and faculty practice account management. With UMSN leadership, the Director of Budget Planning and Financial Analysis will direct business planning, financial reporting, and business analysis.




Budget Planning and Management

School of Nursing Budget

  • Annual budget preparation and longer-term budget planning for the UMSN and the departments.
  • Working with UMSN leadership, develop and model short- and long-term financial planning for the business affairs of the school.
  • Prepare the annual UMSN Budget Plan and Provost Budget Request.
  • Develop the five-year financial projections for all funds as part of the annual budget cycle.
  • Working with UMSN leadership, facilitate the development of the annual budget report and associated financial requests for the Office of the Provost.
  • Direct the planning, allocation and reporting for ER/Gift, Auxiliary and Designated funds within UMSN.
  • Evaluate and suggest various courses of action that affect business operations.

Unit Budgets

  • Direct the annual budget process for the departments and offices within UMSN.
  • Work with unit administrators on all financial and budget issues including longer-term budget planning as necessary.
  • Oversee the reconciliation and financial reporting for all unit budgets.
  • Consult with unit leaders on financial planning for special initiatives.

Financial Analysis and Modeling

  • Provide strategic analysis, cost analysis and business planning expertise and recommendations to the Chief Operating Officer.
  • Prepare complex financial and cost analysis, including the analysis of academic programs, clinical operations, and research activities.
  • Provide project management expertise for special initiatives. Develop and deliver high quality, concise presentations regarding financial matters.
  • Independently evaluate and suggest various courses of action that affect business operations.
  • Prepare materials to present to senior leadership. Summarize, interpret and present data in a meaningful, clear and concise manner for presentation and discussion.
  • Work with the Associate Dean of Professional Practice on faculty practice arrangements, including contract development, financial planning and invoicing.
  • Direct the planning, reconciliation and financial reporting for accounts associated with faculty practice initiatives.

Financial Aid Administration

  • Oversight of the planning and distribution of financial aid and scholarships allocated from UMSN-held accounts.
  • Working with the central U-M Office of Financial Aid and UMSN leadership, plan, award and administer financial aid to UMSN graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Reconcile all gift and endowment accounts.
  • Work with the UMSN Office of Development and Alumni Relations on donor reporting and information needed for donor stewardship.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned and/or shifted as processes are evaluated within the School.SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Supervision will be provided by the Chief Operating Officer.

Required Qualifications*


Education and Experience:

  • A degree in business, accounting or a related field required; CPA required.
  • Twelve (12) or more years of relevant work experience including accounting, financial analysis, project management, and administrative responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to develop financial budgets, lead financial analysis projects, work across unit boundaries, develop accurate and concise financial reports, organize, initiate, and motivate is required.
  • Candidate must have excellent teamwork and superior oral and written communication skills, with the ability to receive and convey information clearly and concisely for various mediums.
  • Excellent presentation skills. Strong ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint).
  • Meticulous attention to detail, excellent proofreading skills; ability to produce documents of high quality, while meeting deadlines.

Desired Qualifications*



  • Knowledge of University policies, procedures and culture is desired and an appreciation for the unique role of education in the context of a major public research university is expected.
  • A candidate will be an articulate individual with personal integrity, strong interpersonal skills, creative, flexible, organized and self-motivated, with good planning and follow-through.
  • Ability to multi-task and consistent and thorough follow-through expected. Ability to use discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, manage multiple assignments and deadlines while remaining focused is essential; display excellent judgment while operating in a flexible and professional manner; strong organizational skills; and strong follow-up/follow-through ability.
  • Excellent problem-solving capability; exceptional critical thinking, analytical and research skills. Able to work independently with minimal supervision and maximum collaboration in a team environment.
  • Ability to promote the School of Nursing’s Declaration of Values to Empower each other to interrupt or disrupt disrespect; Practice communication that is beneficial, kind, and true; Inspire and be inspired by our members’ worth, significance and integrity; Cultivate respect for ourselves and others routinely, publicly, and privately.



Work Schedule


Shift/Hours/Days:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; may include some occasional weekend or evening hours.

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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement


The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.


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