The Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) - one of the world's most advanced academic centers for research in infectious disease surveillance, diagnosis and discovery is seeking an Assistant Director of Budget and Finance to serve as an integral member of the Center's administrative team. Reporting to the Center's Administrative Director, the Assistant Director of Budget and Finance provides financial leadership and direct oversight of the financial operations of the Center. Responsible for financial analysis, budget and financial reporting, accounting operations, financial controls, compliance, audit requirements and providing direction to finance staff. The Assistant Director of Budget and Finance works closely with faculty, managers and staff to develop an efficient, high-functioning financial, accounting and reporting infrastructure to support the Center's mission.
-Assumes overall responsibility for the administrative and programmatic budget and finances, including developing budgets, regular reconciliation and financial reporting, preventing overdrafts, managing variances and working with University Offices to resolve financial issues.
-Develops long-term financial forecasting and strategic financial analyses to inform budget development. Implements new and existing budget priorities and strategic initiatives.
-Advises on achieving long- and short-term financial goals based on available resources. Works within the Center to understand and inform financial decisions.
-Prepares and presents financial reports to the Center Director, Administrative Director and other University Offices (e.g. SPF, Finance, ORC, Controllers Office and OGC).
-Produces annual and monthly financial status reports including audits reports and responds to ad hoc requests.
-Advises, educates, and serves as an internal consultant for faculty and senior management on budget and financial issues; provides budget and financial analysis.
-Works closely with internal and external University Partners to perform fiscal year-end closing.
-Develops and maintains financial tracking system that tracks expenses and manages accounts payable to ensure timely payments.
-Approves financial transactions within the Columbia Financial System; solves issues and discrepancies, provides policy guidance and ensures compliance.
-Monitors risk management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are minimized.
-Develops and monitors implementation of financial policies for all Center personnel.
-Supervises Finance office staff
Perform other duties, as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in training, education and experience, plus four years of related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: An MBA, MPH or MHA is desirable and may substitute in part for experience. Experience with Sponsored Projects Administration and Columbia University financial systems.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.