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Financial Analyst

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Financial Analyst

  • 528244
  • Medical Center
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Aug 1 2022
  • Grade 104
  • 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 Senior Finance Manager for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Financial Analyst is responsible for performing the day to day business operations and financial transactions including purchasing, accounts payable, initial reviewer on Concur expenses, invoicing, journal entries, and financial closing/ reconciliations.


  • Manage the inflow and outflow of accounts payable; serving as assigned divisions’ point of contact for both internal and external inquiries.
  • Process the department’s invoices, purchase requisitions and change orders in a timely fashion and in accordance to Columbia University Policy.
  • Collaborate with the University’s Purchasing Office to facilitate the creation of purchase requisitions; liaise with vendors to obtain documentation as required by purchasing.
  • Communicate effectively with Staff, Faculty, Division Administrators, and Senior Management to provide status of items in the purchasing workflow, and prioritize items as needed.
  • Serve as back-up reconciler for Department’s Purchasing Card holders, troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Support the Department’s Senior Finance Manager to transact monthly, quarterly, and annual financial closing processes, including accrual schedules as related to financial closing.
  • Process journal entries and other adjusting transactions as needed.
  • Monitor and reconcile expenses on ARC Projects to verify correct departments are being used and see spending trends within the assigned divisions.
  • Provide orientation support for the Department’s new administrators and operation managers to appropriately assign financial systems (ARC) access and facilitate on-boarding education & training related to P-Card, Purchasing, Concur Expenses, & ARC.
  • Support the Senior Finance Manager with compilation of reports relating to the financial operations.
  • Liaison with Research Finance Team on accounts payable and procurement matters.
  • Participate in other related duties and projects as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

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


The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is dedicated to the goal of building a multicultural faculty and staff committed to teaching, working and serving in a diverse community, and strongly encourages applications from candidates of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

We are continuously seeking to recruit individuals who will enhance the diversity of our workplace and the effectiveness of our organization.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

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