Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Department Administrator, the Finance Manager will oversee grant post-award, gift accounts and unrestricted accounts within the Department of Systems Biology. Provide Principal Investigators with guidance and administrative support in the budget preparation and management process. Work with the University central departments including Sponsored Projects Finance and P&S Finance to ensure budgets are accurate, complete, up-to-date, timely, and compliant with the University and Department of Systems Biology policies and procedures. Prepare and coordinate the submission of required documentation of budgets as required by Sponsored Projects. Able to work with a diverse group of Investigators to assure all communications within the department are clear and compliant.
-The financial manager is responsible for coordinating projects designed to support and achieve financial goals.
-The incumbent will manage, process, and prepare monthly financial reports and meet with key faculty on an on-going basis.
-Interact with principal investigators, department leaders, and other staff to ensure the success of the financial operations of the Department.
-Manage payroll accounting and process transactions as required; monitor and follow up with payroll accounting adjustments as needed.
-Coordinate payroll budget process and fiscal rosters submission.
-Process month-end and year-end journal entries; prepare monthly funds flow allocations and ensure accurate journal postings.
-Direct invoice payments, travel and business reimbursements; process transactions as required.
-Oversee purchasing transactions via p-card and requisition/purchase order.
-Supervise, reconcile, allocate, and process core services expense.
-Assist in month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closings.
-Propose financial models to accommodate and support on-going core services.
-Assist with ad-hoc projects as needed.
-Liaise with various internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely submission of key information for audits.
-Other duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience plus four years of related experience.
Self-motivated individual with a desire to learn and grow in a dynamic healthcare environment. Must be detail oriented and be able to identify and manage competing priorities within a high-volume environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required, along with a demonstrated ability to prepare reports, summaries and analyses and present findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner. In addition, the successful candidate must have strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary to relate to physician leadership, business leadership, senior management team and employees at all levels. The candidate must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration is preferred as well as supervisory experience. Have a fundamental understanding of database structure preferred.
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.
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