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Financial Analyst

  • Requisition no: 514419
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Division of Finance & Admin
  • Grade: Grade 104
  • Categories: Finance/Accounting, Administrative Support
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Accounting & Financial Planning at the School of Nursing, the Financial Analyst will act as a liaison between the Office of Finance and Administration and other University administrative offices to provide exceptional, first-class quality service to all customers. 


Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include the following:

Financial Reporting

  • Preparing quarterly financial reports of non-federal, unrestricted accounts and performing quarterly budget-to-actual variance analyses.
  • Completing data analyses utilizing pivot tables, formula-based calculations (SUMIFs, V-Lookups, etc.) and other advanced functions within Microsoft Excel.
  • Processing journal entries to correct expense allocations.
  • Assisting in preparing the annual operating budget and the annual fiscal year-end close activities.
  • Assisting in developing automated/streamlined processes in order to eliminate duplications and coordinating related data requirements.
  • Assisting with other financial planning projects and tasks, as assigned.

Accounts Payable and Procurement

  • Providing back-up support to the Accounts Payable & Procurement team members.
  • Procurement: Processing accounts payable transactions via the Accounting & Reporting at Columbia (ARC) portal; completing monthly reconciliations of procurement card transactions; and conducting spot audits.
  • Payroll Accounting: Processing/recording salary expense allocations via the Accounting & Reporting at Columbia (HR PAC) portal.
  • Training: Developing training courses and materials for School of Nursing faculty and staff on Accounts Payable and Procurement policies, and coordinating and leading these trainings on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three (3) years of related experience.

The Financial Analyst must have a working knowledge of basic accounting principles. The successful candidate will have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access). Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills are necessary for this role. The incumbent will also have the proven ability to manage multiple projects and tasks to meet strict deadlines, be detail-oriented, and be able to work independently.


Preferred Qualifications

Some experience with the following Columbia University financial tools is desirable for this position:  Accounting & Reporting at Columbia (ARC & PAC), Concur.  Prior experience working in higher education finance is also preferred.  Knowledge of SQL is a plus.


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