The Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics is seeking a full-time Administrative and Finance Coordinator, who will help oversee and monitor all aspects of the day-to-day administrative, operational, and financial activities. This position is a key member of the Department's Administrative team. Under direction, this position is responsible for the administrative planning of internal activities, programs and special projects, and day-to-day financial operations.
Procurement and Accounts Payable: Uses University purchasing, accounts payable, p-card and petty cash guidelines to process and reconcile orders, invoices and internal billing. Reconciles procurement card. Processes travel/business expense reimbursements and honorarium. Ship, receive and track shipments. Negotiate with vendors for value pricing. Investigates and resolve problems. Keep faculty and staff informed.
Prepares journal entries and accruals and records expenditures using the Accounting and Reporting at Columbia system ("ARC").
Prepare monthly accounting reconciliations
Respond to customer/vendor billing inquiries and other requests.
Maintain and update Departmental Website content.
Assists in completing employee time sheets.
Answers telephones and provides customer service.
Provides support to officers.
Receives, tracks and distributes incoming/outgoing mail.
Cash collections and copier meter reads.
Creates/maintains office filing system.
Operates/maintains office equipment.
Places orders for and maintains office supply inventory.
Manage facilities related requests for the suite.
Performs other ad-hoc tasks as needed.
Provides administrative support for the unit and cross covers other administrative positions and performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and equivalent.
Two years related experience in administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
Strong proficiency with computer software necessary.
Ability to learn other financial applications, e.g., ARC
Must be a self-starter, with discretion, confidentiality, diplomacy and strong analytical skills.
The ability to comply with policies and procedures and to meet deadlines is essential.
Must be highly organized, with excellent communication and follow up skills. Ability to work as part of a team, with administrative, research, and financial staff.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 507128
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