Reporting to the Finance Manager for the Department of Urology, the Financial Analyst is responsible for performing the day to day business operations and financial transactions including purchasing, accounts payable, initial reviewer on Concur expenses, invoicing, journal entries, and financial closing/ reconciliations.
Manage the inflow and outflow of accounts payable; serving as assigned divisions??? point of contact for both internal and external inquiries.
Process the department???s invoices, purchase requisitions and change orders in a timely fashion and in accordance to Columbia University Policy.
Collaborate with the University???s Purchasing Office to facilitate the creation of purchase requisitions; liaise with vendors to obtain documentation as required by purchasing.
Communicate effectively with Staff, Faculty, and Senior Leadership to provide status of items in the purchasing workflow, and prioritize items as needed.
Serve as reconciler for Department???s Purchasing Card holders, troubleshooting as necessary.
Support the Department???s Finance Manager to transact monthly, quarterly, and annual financial closing processes, including accrual schedules as related to financial closing.
Process journal entries and other adjusting transactions as needed.
Monitor and reconcile expenses on ARC Projects to verify correct departments are being used and see spending trends within the assigned divisions.
Provide orientation support for the Department???s new administrators and operation managers to appropriately assign financial systems (ARC) access and facilitate on-boarding education & training related to P-Card, Purchasing, Concur Expenses, & ARC.
Support the Finance Manager with compilation of reports relating to the financial operations.
Liaison with Research Team on accounts payable and procurement matters.
Participate in other related duties and projects as necessary.
Ensures compliance with financial and data security regulatory requirements and with relevant policies and procedures of Columbia University.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent plus 4 years of related experience.
Expert knowledge of financial and computer systems (Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) required, including in-depth knowledge of spreadsheet packages. Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and work
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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