Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Earth Institute's Associate Director of Finance & Administration, the incumbent provides a wide range of financial analysis, and operational duties. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to collaborating with the EI Finance team and Earth Institute Research Unit administrators in providing financial guidance and assistance in the areas of annual budget preparation; account reconciliations; and review salary allocations based on established budgets. Incumbent will provide guidance and assist with quarterly and annual closing process. He/she will conduct general ledger management and maintenance; prepare and enter journal entries; prepare cash deposits; instruct program staff and others with financial responsibility on CU systems and accounting principles. The Finance and Grants analyst will provide post-award grant support for federal and non-federal grants and contracts and will assist with Uniform Guidance Audits. The Finance and Grants Analyst will manage other tasks and projects as assigned by the Associate Director of Finance and Administration.
This position is based on our Morningside Heights campus but requires travel to our Lamont Campus in Rockland County, NY on average three times per week (inter-campus shuttle accessible).
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and/or its equivalent and a minimum of 2 years related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Strong analytic skills, accuracy and attention to detail. He/she must take initiative, be flexible and be able to perform multiple tasks. Excellent organizational and follow-up skills with a proven ability to prioritize and multi-task. Professional, ethical and able to handle confidential information; ability to remain impartial and objective. Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills including the ability to work independently and as part of a team at various levels in an organization.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who possess a degree in accounting, finance or a related field and who have previous financial/budget 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_171677
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