Teachers College, Columbia University seeks a Financial Analyst who manages daily financial processes; maintains fiscal integrity for all College funds; provides support for budget development and monitoring; performs in-depth financial analysis by evaluating and interpreting data; prepares comprehensive reports for management. The Financial Analyst is responsible for preparing and analyzing projections, exercising independent judgment in solving day to day financial and administrative operational problems and in making recommendations concerning department resources, policies, controls and practices.
Perform analysis on budget performance, investigate variances, provide justification, and communicates to leadership as requested.
Monitor revenues and expenditures throughout the fiscal year and identifies and communicates budget shortfalls to management.
Prepare and review reports detailing actual and projected revenue and expenditures to date, for distribution to internal and external users as requested.
Oversee and manage the College’s position control system, analyzing data to ensure budget accuracy and coordinate with Human Resources to resolve issues and discrepancies.
Develops ad hoc queries, extracts and reports using SQL, Argos, Access, and other tools against TM1, Banner and locally developed databases.
Assist in researching expense and volume variances. Seek to resolve any expense/revenue posting errors and communicate proper allocations as needed.
Exchange information using tact and persuasion as appropriate, requiring excellent oral and written communication skills.
Analyze external trends and data that influence the College's financial planning, including but not limited to general operating expenditures
Perform other duties and work on special projects as assigned
Budget experience in an academic institution preferred
Bachelor’s degree finance or related field required
Minimum three (3) years of related experience
Demonstrated attention to detail
Strong organization skills, and commitment to maintaining accuracy in working with complex and detailed quantitative information
Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines with limited supervision
Experience with manipulating large data sets, budgeting, forecasting and expense analysis
Demonstrated ability to organize and present complex information to various audiences
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Must have advanced skills with Microsoft Excel
Advanced skills with MS Access and experience developing SQL RDBMS preferred
Prior experience with Banner, Argos and/or IBM Cognos TM1 a plus
Internal Number: 508006
About Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and also perennially ranked among the nation's best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership and psychology.