Advertised Summary Job Description: The Department of Pathology and Cell Biology is seeking a senior financial leader to join the central administrative unit. Reporting to the Departmental Administrator/CFO, the Senior Finance Director is responsible for the overall finances for the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology. The Senior Finance Director directly assists the DA on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, managerial accounting, forecasting needs, and financial planning and analysis. This role is responsible for strategically planning, leading, and managing all financial functions of the Department.
A key part of this role is to provide management with guidance and tools to inform decision-making, based upon strategic financial planning and thoughtful analysis. The incumbent will inform executive management of the department's financial status on a regular basis, from a university perspective down to a divisional and/or program level.
The Senior Finance Director will lead and direct the budget and finance team and is responsible for all financial planning, accounting, and control systems and policies. S/He will manage clinical revenue by understanding clinical operations and funding arrangements; create financial reports that enable the department to analyze practice revenue, evaluate productivity, and identify financial results and trends by laboratory service line and/or test offering. Will oversee clinical revenue cycle operations with both internal and external teams to ensure optimization and process improvements/potential centralization.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus seven years of related experience; Master's preferred.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Strong understanding of healthcare or medical school operations and finances including fund accounting, physician practices and grant finances.
Demonstrated skills in problem assessment, and resolution and collaborative problem solving in complex, interdisciplinary settings.
Strong customer service skills, demonstrating tact and sensitivity in stressful situations.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Must be a motivated individual with a positive and exceptional work ethic.
Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical and computer (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point, other database software, etc.) skills.
Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment, take initiative, be flexible, and perform multiple tasks.
Self-starter with a well-developed aptitude for quantitative analysis capable of working with minimal oversight to set priorities, solve problems or meet needs.
Work closely and effectively with a diverse group of senior administrators and faculty.
Possesses experience in developing project plans and strong project management skills.
Demonstrated skills in problem assessment and resolution and collaborative problem solving in complex, interdisciplinary settings.
Preferred Qualifications: MBA in accounting or finance related field and ten years of progressively comprehensive experience in large complex organizations, preferably in a healthcare or medical school setting.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_175018
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