Reporting to the Associate Director of Research Finance and the Grant Manager, the Financial Analyst will assist with the management of sponsored project finances through use of ARC, PAC, FINSYS and other university financial systems. The Financial Analyst will perform financial transactions including purchasing, accounts payable, invoicing, journal entries, and financial closing/reconciliation.
Monitors grant and other funding activities;
Assists in monitoring and review/reconciliation of budgets; analyzes specific issues, and budget modification requests;
Purchasing and accounts payable oversight and serving as the division's point of contact for both internal and external inquires;
Communicating effectively with Faculty, Division Administrators, and Senior Management to provide status of items in the workflow and prioritize as needed;
Develop and maintain tracking spreadsheets for subawards and capitated projects;
Process and monitor all expenses being allocated to sponsored projects and unrestricted projects, ensuring that transactions are in compliance;
Serve as PayCard Custodian: perform routine reconciliations with research study coordinators;
Keep abreast of new grant-related policies and procedures
Assists in the completion of quarterly expense certification with each Principal Investigator
Provide team support for completing post-award reporting requirements (quarterly and/or annual progress and financial reports);
Supporting the Senior Director of Research Administration and the Associate Director of Research Finance with the compilation of reports relating to financial research operation as needed;
Support for budget development and performance, budget vs. actual reports, overdraft and fund balance reports;
Provide support on special projects and performs other job related duties as necessary.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to set priorities and handle multiple tasks and follow through on the completion of projects.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team. Must be detailed oriented and highly organized.
Experience with NIH application process and knowledge of research funding.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 502203
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