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Accounting Manager

  • Requisition no: 527093
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Other NYC Locations
  • School/Department: Faculty Practice Organization
  • Grade: Grade 105
  • Categories: Finance/Accounting
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Accounting of ColumbiaDoctors Faculty Practice Organization (total budget in excess of $946M), the Accounting Manager will be responsible for analyzing complex financial records and reports in addition to overseeing the Faculty Practice Organization’s accounting operations, regulating and authenticating financial transactions, and maintaining a ledger to ensure the effectiveness and accuracy of all accounting tasks.

This position is a hands-on position that is a member of a larger finance team in a fast-growing and changing environment. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a focus on getting items completed.


Essential Duties

  • Manage and coordinate monthly and annual financial close process
  • Manage and coordinate the compilation of the financial statements and all support schedules
  • Analyze and reconcile the financial statements (P&L and balance sheet) to the general ledger
  • Lead NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) related receivables billing and medical malpractice invoicing
  • Lead the invoicing of rent to both CUIMC’s clinical departments and outside clinical space subleases
  • Review and submission of bank reconciliations due to the CUIMC Controller’s Office
  • Analysis of monthly and quarterly expense and revenue variance analysis due to CUIMC Controller’s Office
  • Participate in CUIMC interim and year-end audit
  • Responsible for the maintenance, accuracy, and completeness of FPO journal entries, reconciliations, accounts payable and non-patient care A/R related receivables, recovery, and other revenue and expenses
  • Analyze and reconcile faculty practice cash received through ColumbiaDoctors bank accounts to the Practice Management System (EPIC & IDX)
  • Manage the central process of the transfer of funds in the general ledger to individual clinical department’s
  • Analyze and coordinate FPO assessment and expense recovery process, IT expense chargebacks, Revenue Cycle chargebacks and true-up calculations
  • Coordinate with the Clinical Revenue office (CRO) to develop and streamline funds flow process and policies; including outside payment posting and collection agency vendors
  • Propose new workflow improvements as necessary
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned


  • Under the direction of the Director of Finance and Accounting, participates in the implementation and execution of unit goals that are strategically aligned with the overall Finance business unit as well as the FPO organization, mission, and vision. 
  • Works collaboratively with clinical departments, internal central business units within the FPO, and vendor(s) as appropriate to establish effective communications to further the efficiency of the revenue validation, analysis, and accounting.
  • Serves as an individual or team contributor towards achieving established organizational goals across all financial units. 
  • Collects and evaluates data to identify trends and gaps across financial processes.  Uses analysis to make recommendations for improvements and optimization. 
  • Participates in improvement/optimization initiatives.
  • Develops and maintains a good working relationship with all academic department practice managers, departmental management, and the NYP Financial Clearance Center department.   Promotes a customer service orientation in interactions with all stakeholders through personal example.


  • Direct oversight of assigned staff including recruiting and human resource management.  Manages and mentors supervisors to onboard and train staff.  Ensures approved HR strategy is implemented and adhered to.   Ensures staff productivity benchmarks and quality measures are achieved.  Develops remediation plans as needed.  Establishes unit metrics and goals to measure the effectiveness of retention strategies.
  • Promotes staff professionalism and performance with coaching, training, and feedback.  Mentors others in individual and team accountability, modeling behavior, and demonstrating best practices/techniques. Demonstrates self-development and keeps current subject matter expertise.
  • Establishes a culture of coaching and mentoring to facilitate continuous professional development and maintain an efficient client-centered environment ensuring accountability, excellence in deliverables, and client satisfaction. 
  • Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with internal Finance unit stakeholders, the Clinical Revenue Office, Columbia University Clinical Departments, EpicTogether, payers, and vendors.

Compliance and Other

  • Keep current on all organizational, practice, and patient privacy policies (e.g. infection control, HIPAA), goals, initiatives, and required trainings.
  • Completes special projects as assigned
  • Conforms to all applicable HIPAA, Billing Compliance, and safety policies and guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience
  • Minimum of 4 years related experience in accounting/financial analysis/ decision support
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated intermediate skills in problem assessment, resolution, and collaborative problem-solving in complex, and interdisciplinary settings including strong proficiency in healthcare financial analysis and reporting.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a culturally diverse staff and patient/family population, strong customer service skills, demonstrating tact and sensitivity in stressful situations.
  • Ability to work independently and follow through and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced level proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word & Excel) or similar software is required and an ability and willingness to learn new systems and programs.
  •  Advanced Excel and database management skills (COGNOS/ Power BI/ EPIC/) required. 
  • Must successfully pass systems training requirements.



Proficiency Level

Accountability & Self-Management

Level 3 - Intermediate

Adaptability to Change & Learning Agility

Level 3 - Intermediate


Level 3 - Intermediate

Customer Service & Patient-Centered

Level 3 - Intermediate

Emotional Intelligence

Level 3 - Intermediate

Problem Solving & Decision Making

Level 3 - Intermediate

Productivity & Time Management

Level 3 - Intermediate

Teamwork & Collaboration

Level 3 - Intermediate

Quality, Patient & Workplace Safety

Level 3 - Intermediate

Leadership Competencies


Business Acumen & Vision Driver

Level 1 - Introductory

Performance Management

Level 2 - Basic

Innovation & Organizational Development

Level 1 - Introductory


Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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