- Requisition no: 510503
- Work type: Full Time
- Location: Medical Center
- School/Department: CUIMC CFO
- Grade: Grade 106
- Categories: Finance/Accounting
- Job Type: Officer of Administration
- Bargaining Unit:
- Regular/Temporary: Regular
- End Date if Temporary:
- Hours Per Week: 35
- Salary Range
The Assistant Director of Budget and Financial Analysis assists in the management of campus budget operations and in monitoring and reviewing budget-related financial information for the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), and/or specific projects as assigned. Core responsibilities of this role relate to the engagement with the central administrative shared-services units and CUIMC’s four schools, and via Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, with Columbia Doctors. The Assistant Director is a member of the Office of Budget and Finance (OBF) and reports to the Senior Director of Budget and Financial Analysis.
Supports the senior director in forecasting financial trends and identifying potential financial risks. Analyzes the financial results of various business lines, incorporating the historical trends in underlying revenue streams and expenses, both direct and indirect, as well as variances to budget. Prepares financial summaries, analyses, and forecasts for presentation to senior executives.
Oversees quality control of CUIMC campus budget assembly as well as entries into University financial systems to ensure accurate and complete assembly of budget projections. Serves as liaison to CUIMC central administrative shared-services units, schools, and the University’s central IT Office on financial systems issues and financial accounting issues required for accurate entry and reporting of relevant financial data. Coordinates with client contacts and internal staff regarding deadlines and task requirements.
Assists the Senior Director as needed in developing the FAIR (Financial Allocation of Infrastucture Resources) cost allocation model controlling distribution of CUIMC central costs to campus schools. Develops forecasts as well as regular monitoring of planned vs. actual performance of the FAIR model.
Devises and implements means to optimize the budgeting process, including working with the Financial Information Systems group to design enhanced reporting solutions. Suggests refinements to OBF’s analytical content in order to enhance the understanding of the financial position of CUIMC schools and units and to increase analytical rigor and transparency.
Suggests refinements to CUIMC’s standards for accounting and reporting and implements them using the CUIMC technology framework of SMART (Strategic Management and Reporting Toolkit). Serves as an internal resource on and trains school and departmental staff to ensure accurate reporting of campus financial activity as a means of advancing continued improvement of campus operations.
Gains familiarity with complementary budgetary/financial functions, such as the capital budget or sponsored project awards, in order to assist with necessary analyses if required. Responsible for special projects as required. Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned/requested.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in experience and education, as well as 5 years of progressively comprehensive financial planning and analysis responsibility in a large, complex organization, required. MBA, MPA or comparable advance degree preferred and can be substituted in part for experience.
Outstanding financial analysis skills required, including the ability to design and prepare detailed financial reports that include qualitative discussions of financial drivers, budgets and variances, and forward-looking implications. Necessary experience includes budget and/or other financial analysis, such as interpretation of financial statements. Expert-level computer proficiency (Microsoft Excel and Word) required, including an in-depth knowledge of spreadsheet packages.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a well-developed knowledge of quantitative analysis capable of working with minimal oversight to solve a problem or meet a need. Attention to detail, plus the ability to work closely and collaboratively with a diverse group of administrators is essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must, as is the ability to analyze and explain complex financial information.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Applications open: Nov 05 2020 Eastern Standard Time