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Department: College of Engineering
Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Finance

Department: College Of Engineering

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

Provide financial assistance in the development and monitoring of college budgets to ensure strategic use of funds and fiscal accountability for the College of Engineering Dean's Office (CoE) and departments under the College.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

  • Provide financial assistance to the College of Engineering Dean's Office (CoE) and departments under the College on budget and cost information to inform effective decision making
  • Manage financial performance operating fund to ensure fiscal accountability
  • Manage the operation of research funding to maintain accountability
  • Manage financial aspects of Summer Teaching and Research to accurately track all summer compensation for faculty and to monitor total faculty summer compensation
  • Identify, interpret account statements, and evaluate fiscally responsible options to ensure sound financial practices and balanced accounts
  • Process startup agreements to monitor transfers and expenditures for the life of the startup agreement
  • Manage general fund, discretionary, research, Michigan Tech Fund accounts; interpret account statements, monitor balances, track expenditures, project payroll expenses, and resolve issues
  • Serve as Grad Assistant
  • Develop, evaluate, and implement accounting processes to enhance department performance
  • Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work
  • Actively engage in university continuous improvement initiatives
  • Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

  • Five years progressively responsible experience in a financial environment with preference to an educational/academic department
  • Advanced knowledge of accounting principles and standard accounting practices
  • Experience managing budget and financial data
  • Advanced knowledge of computer software (spreadsheets and databases)
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing financial boundaries and scenarios and increased workload

Desirable Education and/or Experience

  •  Experience working in higher education

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

  • Attention to detail in work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Proficient knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices to ensure accuracy and consistency
  • Ability to solve problems in regards to budgeting for research, general fund, record keeping for auditing purposes, and use charges
  • Know and use advanced features of software; create databases/spreadsheets/google sheets files to organize and maintain data, and utilize word processing software/google documents to develop
    correspondence and other written materials
  • Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

  • Experience using Banner and WebFocus.
  • Exercise independent judgment and autonomy in the development, implementation and utilization of the department's systems for measuring and reporting
  • Proficient use of techniques, tools, and software as it relates to establishing budgets, projections, supervision of department general funds, research, use charges and lab fee accounts
  • Demonstrated success in, or potential future contributions to, working with persons from diverse backgrounds, creating a sense of belonging, and fostering a fair, objective, welcoming place to work for persons with a wide variety of personal characteristics and viewpoints

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Other Conditions of Employment:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of an employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship throughout your appointment.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months


Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable No Less Than $52,000

Title of Position Supervisor


Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding


Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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