The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
The Columbia University Medical Center Division of Cardiology is seeking a Finance Manager. This position will be an integral part of the clinical research team with a focus on finance, regulatory matters, quality improvement and training.
Collaborate with Division leadership, Clinical Trials Office (CTO), Institutional Review Board (IRB) and to optimize the financial and administrative performance of the Cardiology Research Unit.
In collaboration with the CTO review and negotiate i study-specific budgets and payment terms for both industry and grant-sponsored clinical trials. Assist in preparation of gift, grant and contract budget proposals for investigator-initiated research. Collaborate with study team managers and PIs to ensure comprehensive and timely budget development.
Work with ancillary departments to create cost estimates (Radiology, Pharmacy, Pathology, Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology)
Facilitate the contract execution process between industry sponsors and CTO/SPA with performance goals of time to execution of 60 days.
Track submissions to CTO or SPA including initial submission, contract or budget modification and close out reconciliation.
Develop and maintain system to disseminate research billing information (SOC vs. research non-billables).
Ensure that the Research Billing Review (RBR) process is completed in an accurate and timely fashion for all studies.
Track research accounts to ensure timely payment from sponsors and timely payments of research fees. Collaborate with study team managers to analyze and process all research-related bills (ie: NYPH, echo, research pharmacy, etc.).
Verify all financial activity collected prior to study close out and ensure CTO financial analysis bills the sponsor per budget including per patient fee per CTMS, invoiceable, patient travel etc.
Track milestone points and ensures CTO/SPA invoice at each timepoint.
Manage all research unit financial matters including ensuring physician effort certification is done in a timely manner, acting as custodian for research PayCard, reviewing financial reports for accuracy and appropriate resource allocation.
Verify that all research personnel salary is charged to the appropriate funding source.
Manage the approval process for service agreements between Columbia and industry.
Utilize/enhance tools to improve the accuracy of financial analytics and enhance revenue opportunities.
Work with Cardiology Finance to process external and interdepartmental invoices.
Operationalize workflows to optimize performance and productivity.
Provide training and education to research staff on budgeting and billing policies, procedures, and tools. Ensure compliance to the processes.
Facilitate the Concur Travel and Expense Reimbursement process.
In collaboration with the regulatory team ensure timely review of IRB submission in parallel with financial processes. May participate in the IRB process if needed.
Perform other responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in business administration or related field, or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.
Knowledge of Medicare Clinical Trials Policy and other Federal, State and institutional clinical research regulations.
Experience in research budget creation and negotiation.
Demonstrated skill in using Microsoft Excel or other database tools.
Ability to make positive contributions and work effectively and efficiently in a group environment.
Strong written and oral presentation skills. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, faculty, management, and collaborators.
Ability to teach and mentor others in group settings, in one-on-one sessions and remotely.
Ability to prioritize and organize work independently in a fast-paced, high-volume setting.
Must successfully complete systems training requirements.
Participation in Medical Surveillance Program.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.