Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Associate Dean for Education Administration, the Director of Finance and Budget provides financial leadership and direct oversight of the financial operations for education programs in the school. The incumbent will be responsible for business services and accounting operations, financial reporting, controls, and compliance, financial and productivity metrics and analysis, business planning, and for providing direction to the finance staff (2 professionals). The Director serves as key liaison with Medical Center and Vagelos senior finance staff, and is a key member of Education's administrative team, working closely with the Associate Dean and senior leadership to develop an efficient, high-functioning financial, accounting, and reporting infrastructure to support the School's faculty, students, and education mission.
Outstanding financial analysis skills are required, including the ability to design and 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. Demonstrated staff supervisory experience is required.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter with sophisticated knowledge of quantitative analysis who is capable of working with limited oversight to solve problems or to meet a need. Accuracy, attention to detail, plus the ability to work closely and collaboratively with a diverse group of administrators and faculty is essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills are a requisite, as is the ability to analyze and explain complex financial information to varied audiences.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: -Staff supervisory experience; -Demonstrated ability to manage and work effectively with complex financial systems, models and methodologies; -Demonstrated ability to and create and manage comprehensive reports, to plan, implement, and evaluate programs and services, and develop and maintain effective relationships with faculty, staff and administrators at all levels; -Demonstrated ability to analyze and coalesce data from multiple systems and present it in a straightforward format (both financial and narrative); -Demonstrated ability to identify solutions to complex problems; cutting edge skills with financial systems including spreadsheet preparation and presentation; -Must possess excellent written and oral communication, as well as demonstrates strong interpersonal and organizational skills needed; -Expert-level computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, data warehouse and reporting tools, queries and reports.
Preferred Qualifications: -Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration or at least five years of progressive related financial experience in academic medical center setting preferred.
-Experience working in a college, university, or nonprofit organization preferred; familiarity with Columbia University financial systems a strong plus. Experience with financial management of grants and contracts a plus.
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_174157
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