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Financial Analyst

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

Financial Analyst

  • 532689
  • Medical Center
  • Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 10 2022
  • Grade 104
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $61,500-$80,000
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

Assist with the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center’s business operations focused on budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning. This role is ideal for highly motivated individuals who function with confidence and expertise in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment. The Financial Analyst will have direct visibility to senior members of the Finance team, as well as significant interaction with the broader teams/departments across key functional areas.    


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • For research projects funded through government, industry, or foundation awards - Collaborates with HICCC Sr. Program Manager and Finance Team, Clinical Trials Office (CTO), Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA), Sponsored Projects Finance (SPF), and Principal Investigators to manage the post-award process including oversight of invoicing and collections/expenditures, cost transfers & financial reporting.
  • Works with Principal Investigators, faculty, and finance to ensure adherence to pertinent regulations, policies, and procedures that govern sponsored projects. Participates in regulatory/finance audits. Assists the post-award team with compliance and regulatory requirements for grants to ensure they are fulfilled, and milestone deadlines are met including conflict of interest and effort reporting.
  • Assists Finance team with maintaining systems to accurately monitor, assess and manage the revenues and expenses of the HICCC, including monitoring performance against budgets.
  • Ensures compliance with financial and data security regulatory requirements and with relevant policies and procedures of Columbia University, CUMC, and the department.
  • Executes general transactional activities in support of the HICCC including timely and compliant initiation of procurement transactions such as invoice payments, check requests, credit card payments, travel and business expense claims, requisitions, and purchase orders.
  • Research, analyze, and report on financial and accounting inquiries across all our business units
  • Assists Senior Financial Analysts with Principal Investigators Attestations and quarterly/yearly effort reporting process.
  • Assists Senior Financial Analysts with setting up Grants and Subcontracts. Monitor and process subcontract invoices.
  • Monitor and process salary distributions for Principal Investigators and their lab personnel.
  • Process cost transfers and maintains necessary documentation on the HICCC Finance Share point site.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in education and experience plus 3 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable in grants and various awards.

Other Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Finance or equivalent training and experience.
  • At least 1-2 years of business experience, with preference given to experience in academic medical centers, hospitals, or pharmaceutical companies.
  • Expert knowledge of analysis of financial data and financial reports.
  • Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Advanced skill level in Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
  • Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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