Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Administrator and the Financial Manager for the Division of Hematology & Oncology Administrative Department, provides financial and decision support and assists with the day-to-day financial operations of the Department. Assist in monitoring budgets and financial files; creates and maintains financial reports. Assist with business plans, analyze data and create ad hoc and periodic reports. Make recommendations relating to the impact of financial transactions on budget and operations. Reconcile accounts, including all Grant accounts and advises Finance Manager of significant variances and changes on a timely basis. Process accounts payable and purchasing transactions, including journal entries. Assists in quarterly and annual fiscal year close and budget preparation, and quarterly variance reporting. Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelors degree or the equivalent in education and/or experience, plus three years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration with Finance Concentration. Ability to analyze and coalesce data from multiple systems and present it in a straightforward format. Ability to identify solutions to complex problems. Cutting edge skills with financial systems including spreadsheet preparation, reports creation and presentation. Self-starter with ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Strong accounting/financial background. Strong Microsoft Excel skills are essential including facility with pivot tables and v-lookups. This position is characterized by strong organizational and analytical skills, as well as attention to detail. Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment. Must have good internal and external customer service skills with a high level of initiative to problem-solve.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of government and foundational granting requirements, grants administration and PeopleSoft finance highly desirable.
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_174189
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