Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Research Administrator, the Financial Coordinator is responsible for reporting on and monitoring financial activities and processing financial transactions for the Department's Basic Science Research Group (BSRG) and Clinical Research Unit (CRU). Prepares detailed financial reports for grants, clinical trials, gifts and department accounts and monitors variances. Processes budget transactions, salary distributions, and journal entries in compliance with sponsor and university policies. The Financial Coordinator is a key member of the Department's Research and Finance teams and works closely with the Vice Chair of Research, Senior Director of Finance & Operations, Director of Clinical Research Unit, Grants Manager, Administrative Manager, Basic Research Investigators (9) and Clinical Investigators (5), Department and University administration.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two years of experience in research finance, or a combination of training, education, and experience. Significant expertise using Microsoft Excel required. Must have the ability to utilize sound fiscal accounting practices and procedures to account for receipt of grant monies and prepare necessary reports. Experience with financial management and post grant awards procedures and process in a large and highly complex organization; familiarity with the University's complex financial system modules such as ARC and Budget Tool; and, knowledge of Federal, State, and University policies and regulations regarding the receipt and administration of grants and contracts is required.
Prior experience with grant budgeting and pre-award grants procedures required. Ability to work under pressure with multiple and competing deadlines required. Must be highly organized, with excellent communication and follow up skills. Ability to work as part of a team, with administrative, clinical research, and financial staff.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
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_172862
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