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Finance Coordinator


Finance Coordinator

  • 533047
  • Medical Center
  • Ophthalmology
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jan 4 2023
  • Grade 103
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $58,500-$68,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

Incumbent will be responsible for coordinating all of the day-to-day activities related to procurement and accounts payable functions for the Department of Ophthalmology.


    • Coordinate day-to-day activities related to procurement and accounts payable and ensure compliance with internal and external policies and procedures.
    • Create check requests to support accounts payable activities for the department such as honorariums, awards, visa renewals, and other related payments.
    • Responsible for submission of vendor ID requests in the purchasing system and follow-up of completion.
    • Handle review of Travel and Business Expense reimbursements.
    • Initiate purchasing and lease transactions, and change orders as needed.
    • Order general supplies and minor equipment for the different units within the department.
    • Identify and troubleshoot processing delays and provides proactive status update regarding pending transactions.
    • Maintain comprehensive financial files.    
    • Serve as subject matter expert for all Purchasing and Accounts Payable inquiries and offer assistance to faculty and staff regarding accounts payable and purchasing policies.
    • Process journal vouchers/entries as needed and assist with monthly, quarterly, and year-end closings.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus two years of related experience.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word & Excel).
  • Familiarity with Columbia University Financial systems is a plus.
  • Bright, competent, organized individual, and self-motivated individual.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of tasks.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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