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Assistant Director of Finance Systems

University of Michigan - ITS
Michigan, United States
$105,400.00 - $129,500.00
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Financial Affairs, Technology Administration/Other, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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How to Apply

To be considered, a cover letter and resume must be included. The cover letter must be the leading page of your resume and should:

  • Specifically outline the reasons for your interest in the position and
  • Outline your experience that directly relate to this position.

Starting salaries will vary depending upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.


Information and Technology Services (ITS) is looking for an Assistant Director of Finance Systems to join the Enterprise Application System within ITS.

You will manage the delivery of the PeopleSoft Financial applications at the Information Technology and Services organization within the University of Michigan. You will oversee the strategy, customer relationships, resourcing, staff development, and budget. You will direct the management team in the following area: setting team performance, strategy, direction and goals; coaching and counseling staff to accomplish goals, and overall responsibility of the Financial Systems area. This is a member of the EAS leadership team reporting to the Executive Director of Enterprise Application Services.

You have in-depth industry knowledge of the financial and business practices, PeopleSoft, higher education needs, industry, trends, issues and preferably cloud-based ERP systems.

Who We Are

ITS supports U-M faculty, researchers, staff, and students in their use of technology to teach, learn, research, and work, and be leaders in their fields. We are dedicated to creating cohesive digital experiences and enabling university wide innovations by:

  • Elevating the customer experience
  • Provide appropriate IT security and privacy in an open university society, while allowing innovation
  • Support data-informed decision-making
  • Deliver research computing solutions
  • Build an outstanding, transformational network and reliable administrative systems

We value those that solve challenges, and seek a collaborative and inclusive work environment.

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Flexible Work Program
  •  Provide leadership for the PeopleSoft Finance (FIN) application with direct product management responsibility over the supply chain aspects.
  • Articulate and demonstrate the values and ethics of the organization.
  • Direct the managers to develop a cohesive strategy.
  • Set expectations for and foster constructive collaboration between team members at all levels.
  • Work with customer groups across the University and our affiliates to establish future solutions, collaborate and work with all ITS teams to help achieve ITS and the university's goals.
  • Provide leadership representation for the Finance IT area in many capacities, including the governance and prioritization committees and other campus and central office teams.
  • Provide daily management of managers that manage operations and ongoing strategy of the Financials IT and daily guidance of their teams. Additionally, provide daily management of some staff members. 
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education, certification and experience.
  • 10 years relevant work experience in information technology at an enterprise level that may include: system design, implementation strategies, process improvement, project management, production support, and systems development methodology.
  • 5 years' experience in a management position to include responsibility for strategic planning, customer relationship management, project management, goal setting, resource planning and scheduling, and management experience that includes recruiting, mentoring, career development and performance management, or team building.
  • Technical knowledge in the assigned IT functions as well as broad knowledge in other disciplines/technologies/processes that work with the assigned responsibilities. Understanding of issues involved with software and application development, architecture, and mythology. 
Desired Qualifications
  • Direct experience in software and application development.
  • Experience managing project and departmental budgets.
  • Experience in applications development languages, methodologies and tools.
  • Experience in Cloud ERP implementations.
Application Deadline

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.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

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

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