Finance Professional 1 or 2, Twin Cities, Minnesota

Created 12/20/2020
Reference 11385222
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Twin Cities
Zip 55401
Salary Competitive
** Special Notice for COVID-19 Hiring

The University of Minnesota has suspended hiring for positions that are not deemed critical to the University's mission and operations. At this time we are accepting applications for this position; however, hiring will not proceed until the hiring freeze is lifted. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.

Finance Professional 1: Bachelor's degree in business, economics, accounting, or related field, non-related field with 1 year of professional accounting experience, or a combination of related education and relevant accounting experience totaling four (4) years.

Finance Professional 2: Bachelor's degree in business, economics, accounting, or related field, and 2 years of professional accounting experience, or a combination of related education and relevant accounting experience totaling six (6) years.

If you have the above education and/or experience, we'd like to hear from you. Apply now and you will be considered for current and future vacancies - across the University

About the Job

Begin a Finance Career at the University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota is a world-class, public research university dedicated to meeting the challenges of the future with a diverse and global workforce.

Join our team as a finance professional! We are now accepting applications for several early-career positions (level 1 and 2). If you have a bachelor's degree in business, economics, accounting, or a related field, or four years of combined education and related work experience, we'd like to hear from you. An additional two years of work experience is required for level 2 positions.

The University offers an exciting career path with opportunity to advance to levels 3 and 4, supervisor and manager positions. Not only will you be using your accounting skills in managing, reconciling, auditing, monitoring, and reporting on accounts, but you will have the opportunity to learn and practice management and accounting for complex grants supporting our world-class research, teaching, and outreach efforts. Work where your work matters: Come join a group of highly talented and dynamic Finance Professionals.

It's easy to apply!
We just made your job search easier. Now you only need to apply once to be considered for all the open finance level 1 and 2 positions. Just go to and search for job opening #331425.

It's great working at the U!
As one of the top research universities in the U.S., the University of Minnesota changes lives-through research, education, and outreach. Our high employee satisfaction scores are comparable to top-performing corporations. Surveys consistently show that U of M employees are happy with their jobs, the people they work with, and the benefits they receive. The University is dedicated to keeping you and your family healthy-physically, emotionally, financially, socially, and professionally. Here are just some of the many benefits you'll enjoy at the U:

• Competitive wages, vacation and sick leave
• Full medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
• Retirement, life insurance, and short-and long-term disability insurance
• A wellness program that rewards you for doing healthy activities
• Tuition benefits to further your education while you work
• Opportunity for public employer student loan forgiveness
• Leadership development and training opportunities
• Opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

Be a part of the University of Minnesota. Together, we'll change the world.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

About the Department

The University hires Finance Professionnals at the 1 and 2 level continually throughout the year in a wide range of locations and in our colleges and administrative units.

Current Openings

Financial Professional 2 - Financial Generalist, College of Education & Human Development, Job ID 339732

*This position is being posted outside the pool, if interested, please apply directly on our career site.

The position works within policies and procedures in the areas of budget, financial management, compliance and audit, reporting, and department operations. This position specializes in accounting for sponsored and non-sponsored funds, including federal, state, business, and non-profit sponsors, state funding allocations, internal/external sales & services, foundation, and other unrestricted and restricted funding. The incumbent is responsible for developing budgets, customized reporting data queries/downloads, financial forecasts and projections, and consulting with unit leadership (faculty PI(s), staff, department chairs, administrators) regarding financial results. This position works with other CEHD Financial Services Office (FSO) team members to accomplish the budget and financial work of the college and is expected to develop and maintain strong skills in all areas of service.

Finance Professional 2 - AR Billing Specialist, Controller's Office, Job ID 341241

Accounts Receivable Services supports departments throughout the University in the areas of customer maintenance, non-sponsored billing, accounts receivable, payment processing, collections, and payment card processing and compliance. Accounts Receivable Services is part of the Controller's Office.

Finance Professional 2 - Financial Reporting Accountant, Controller's Office, Job ID 341146

*This position is being posted outside the pool, if interested, please apply directly on our career site.

The Financial Reporting Accountant is responsible for a variety of accounting functions with significant focus on general ledger accounting, including cash, inventory, capital assets and other areas as assigned, in support of University-wide financial activity. Efforts in this role are intended to ensure accurate reporting of University financial activity in compliance with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board guidance.

Finance Professional 2 - CLA Fiscal Team, Job ID 341442

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is the largest college at the University of Minnesota. Our Fiscal Administration Office (financial cluster) is the center of payroll and accounting operations, and resource management operations for the College. We support 35 academic departments, centers and administrative units. Our financial cluster is comprised of four teams each lead by a Finance Manager with a total of 17-Accountants, 9-Executive Accounts Specialists, and 2-Principal Accounts Specialists. Our workgroup coordinates accounting and payroll practices, budget planning and business procedures throughout the College, and is responsible for disseminating, implementing, and monitoring University of Minnesota and CLA budget policies and procedures in all CLA units.

Finance Professional 1 - Mechanical Engineering, College of Science & Engineering Job ID 341684

This position will provide high level purchasing support. This support will include processing large complex purchase orders for both equipment and professional services. It will also require setting up new vendors from a wide range of countries and companies on a regular basis. This position will be expected to be an expert on the vendor set-up and purchase order processing with little oversight. The person in this role will also serve as an expert resource to faculty and staff for various procurement activities. This includes, informing faculty of policy and procedure changes and assisting faculty with their requests to ensure they go into the system in a timely and accurate fashion. This position will provide support to the finance teams as the first level for reviewing transactions and resolving any issues before routing for approvals. In order to do this the person in this role will be expected to navigate and review ChartStrings in the department's charge of accounts, as well as have an in-depth knowledge of the University's chart of accounts and what account codes should be used. The overall expectation for the person in this role is to provide consistent, high-quality support and excellent customer service

*Current University employees can show interest by submitting an application and noting specific work areas of interest on the follow-up survey. You may contact Leanne Otto at to place a confidential expression of interest.

How To Apply

It's easy to apply!

Just click the Apply button and follow the instructions to complete an online application and attach your resume. (Cover Letter not required.)

If required, you can attach additional materials after submitting your application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents there.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please email or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
Employer University of Minnesota

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