Under the direction of the Director of Budget and Financial Analysis, the Senior Financial Analyst assists in the development, monitoring and review of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) annual operating budget including physician practices, grants, and fund balance activity.
Provide analytic support to senior management and departments/centers/institutes in the preparation of annual budgets
Monitor actual results vis-à-vis approved budgets and provide reasonable and rational explanations for variances to senior management
Identify shortfalls and notify senior leadership with proposals for solutions
Prepare and distribute financial reports on a regular basis which will enable departments to identify trends
Attend routine status meetings with departmental administrators, gaining insight and knowledge regarding financial operating activity
Provide regular reporting to senior leadership of VP&S Finance
Serve as an internal consultant for departmental fiscal officers and senior management
Organize, analyze and reviews internal cost allocation methodologies
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.
Bachelor's degree in business;
Three years or more of experience in a large complex academic medical setting;
Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills;
Ability to analyze and coalesce data from multiple systems and present it in a straightforward format (both financial and narrative);
Cutting edge skills with financial systems including spreadsheet preparation and presentation.
Ideal candidate should be inquisitive, motivated, a big-picture thinker with ability to drill down to the details, have strong analytical skills, and is seeking an opportunity to learn quickly in a challenging and fast-paced environment.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 502225
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