This week, MSU Human Resources is excited to feature two internal openings in our unit—an MAU Financial Officer (internal posting 772310) and a Management Analyst (internal posting 772312). These openings are available to current MSU employees.
The MAU Financial Officer (Internal Posting 772310) is a newly created position that will support budget and financial operations for all areas within Human Resources, as well as the university’s benefits budget. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Human Resources, the position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing strategic oversight and direction for the benefits budget as well as HR’s day-to-day financial operations, financial forecasts, strategic planning, and trends analysis. The selected candidate will identify financial needs and develop standards, procedures, processes, and internal controls to maximize financial performance and integrity. They will represent HR in financial interactions with all MSU units and prepare all necessary budget/finance/accounting reports for university and HR executive management. The complete list of duties and responsibilities is available within the internal posting.
The MAU Financial Officer should have a four-year degree in Business or a related field and at least eight years of experience in education, government, or industry experience in planning, finance, budgeting processes, development, and analysis. They should also possess knowledge of economics, business administration, and quantitative methods, including statistics using computer analytical models and systems analysis. Ideally, the chosen candidate will be registered as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or have equivalent education and experience.
The Management Analyst (Internal Posting 772312) for Human Resources will support benefits and human resource budgeting, financial analysis, and reporting. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, statistical and financial analysis of the university employee benefits programs, providing statistical and analytical support for the employee benefits budget, and collective bargaining as it relates to benefits. They will produce decision support tools and analysis for short- and long-range employee benefits and human resource budget strategic planning and assist the Financial Analysis Office with fiscal year-end financial close. The complete list of duties and responsibilities is available within the internal posting.
The Management Analyst should have a four-year degree in Accounting or Finance with relevant coursework in Computer Science. Work experience should include three to five years in professional statement preparation, cost accounting, or auditing. The chosen candidate should be experienced in word processing, spreadsheet, and accounting software and ideally be registered as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or have equivalent education and experience.
Employees interested in either of these positions should be adaptable, quick-learning, deadline-oriented, and self-motivated. Proficiency in written and verbal communication, organization, and experience in SAP/EBS and KFS is preferred. Though not required, the ideal candidate should have a proven track record of budget development and experience working in a financial role with human resources and/or university settings.
These job postings are available to current MSU employees through the EBS portal, under My Career & Training, using the Careers @ MSU tile. Use the search bar on the right and enter the posting number and apply with your resume and cover letter by April 26. Learn more about HR at https://hr.msu.edu/about/index.html.