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Financial Analyst


Financial Analyst

  • 531455
  • Medical Center
  • Biostatistics
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 2 2022
  • Grade 104
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $65,000-$75,000

Position Summary

The financial analyst will support the financial management and research administration services of the Department of Biostatistics.

Subject to business needs, a hybrid work arrangement may be utilized for this position.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $65,000-$75,000. The Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.


  • Salary Funding Source Tracking: 60%

    • Management and maintenance of various financial analyses and reports used to forecast payroll for Faculty and other department research personnel; including fiscal year budget forecasting, maintenance of “other support” documents, and other related ad-hoc reporting.  Responsible for collection and maintenance of proper documentation for salary payroll allocations.

  • Sponsored Project Budget Management (post-award): 20%

    • Assist the department’s senior financial analyst with tracking and reporting to PIs and DA on burn rates and any overruns on specific budget categories.

    • Creation and active management of invoice tracking system for outbound subawards; timely follow-up on delinquent invoices; prompt notifcation to Biostats PI and DA of serious irregularities; and facilitation of the payment process with the department’s grants manager and senior financial analyst.

    • Tracking of outside department personnel salary on grants in Biostats.  Develop system to regularly monitor salary charges for non-department faculty/staff on sponsored projects in Biostatistics; outreach to outside department contacts on spending that is lagging or is over-budget; prompt notification to Biostats PI and DA of serious irregularities.

  • Sponsored Project Proposals and Progress Reports: 10%

    • Assist the department’s grants manager with sponsored project budget preparation, pre- and post-award, and with obtaining required investigator documents for proposals and progress reports; outreach to both internal and external faculty/researchers/institutions.  Other related duties as assigned.

  • Fee for Service Unit: 5%

    • Management of internal invoice creation and payment via journal entry for department service centers.

  • Other departmental and research financial and management duties as assigned: 5%

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in training and experience plus a minimum of three (3) years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a higher education/research setting.

Other Requirements

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills are essential, including ability to create and present reports to varied audiences; strong organizational and analytical skills, as well as attention to detail; demonstrated experience working independently and also in a team-oriented environment; self-starter with ability to manage multiple priorities and to take initiative on problem solving; strong interpersonal and communication skills a must.  Must possess the ability to maintain confidentiality, possess a high level of professionalism, and be customer service driven.

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