Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Director of Finance for the Department of Neurology and the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, the Financial and Grants Analyst will support the finance and research administration functions in the department. The position will work with both faculty and administrative staff to ensure the department operates in a financially sustainable manner. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Financial Administration: -Maintains funding overviews/forecasts for faculty in assigned divisions and meets with faculty to review on a regular basis -Supports annual budgeting process and quarterly reforecasts through data entry into budget tool -Supports internal reporting process through participation in creation of division and faculty level P&L statements
Research Administration: -Assists PIs in the development, review, submission and renewal of various types of sponsored project proposals from a variety of sponsors including NIH, private foundations and industry -For awarded proposals, liaises with Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) office to ensure timely setup of award, pre-award compliance requirements are met and all sub-awards are established -Ensures that all award reporting requirements (quarterly and/or annual progress and financial reports) are completed according to sponsor and institutional requirements and timeframes -Completes routine internal reporting requirements required for sponsored projects (i.e. effort reporting, PI attestations, etc)
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus two years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: This is a high pressure position as there are many internal and external deadlines. Requires a bright, competent and organized individual that is self-motivated, reliable, conscientious, and able to solve analytical problems, as well as plan independently. Must be able to work with all levels of staff. Position requires establishing and maintaining relationships within and across departments, as well as servicing the grant and accounting needs of Principal Investigators.
The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficient or Advanced Proficiency creating and using MS Excel spreadsheets. Highly skilled in MS Word. Ability to meet deadlines and maintain required confidentiality. Knowledge of government and foundational granting requirements, grants administration and PeopleSoft financials required.
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_167430
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