Advertised Summary Job Description: Under the direction of the Director of Budget and Financial Reporting, the Sr. Finance Manager's duties and responsibilities include:
- Manage revenue/expense reporting and control systems, report generation, forecasting models, and reconciliation procedures for all accounts - Ensure that the annual fiscal year budget is submitted in a timely fashion and in compliance with Medical School guidelines (inclusive of all OB, CE and YE updates).Monitor, report and explain variances to approved budget - Meet fiduciary responsibility for financial controls and comply with all audit requirements - Assists in the development of business plans in support of new and proposed program development plans inclusive of faculty recruitment, fund raising and other projects as assigned - Assists with the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures for departments as assigned - Review finance and accounting practices, as well as financial relationships between the Medical School, Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and funding agencies/organizations - Oversees financial management of service centers inclusive of all Shared Resources ensuring licenses are approved through CUMC controller's office and monitors recoveries throughout the year, identifying variances and works with Shared Resource Directors/Managers to resolve - Assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures for financial functions designed to ensure activities are carried out in compliance with applicable institutional, federal, and state regulations - Identify, recommend and implement changes to processes and procedures to improve workflow - Compiles information; organizes, analyzes and reviews internal cost allocation methodologies; recommends changes as appropriate - Provide regular reporting to senior leadership - Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree as well as 4 years of progressively comprehensive financial planning and analysis responsibility in a large, complex organization required. - Superior financial analysis skills required, including the ability to prepare detailed financial reports that include qualitative discussions of financial drivers, budgets and variances, and forward-looking implications. Necessary experience includes budget and/or other financial analysis, such as interpretation of financial statements. - Expert-level computer proficiency (Microsoft Excel and Word) required, including an in-depth knowledge of spreadsheet packages. - The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a well-developed knowledge of quantitative analysis capable of working with minimal oversight to solve a problem or meet a need. Attention to detail, plus the ability to work closely and collaboratively with a diverse group of administrators is essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must, as is the ability to analyze and explain complex financial information.
Preferred Qualifications: - MBA or comparable advance degree preferred and can be substituted in part for experience.
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.
Internal Number: 126_167278
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