Senior Budget Analyst, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
January 24, 2018
New York, New York
Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Director of Finance/Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Senior Budget Analyst focuses on flow of funds and financial reporting matters related to the operating and budgets of the Zuckerman Institute. The position also serves as the liaison with the University's Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
* Maintains the central flow of funds financial statements for both the operating and capital budgets; * Works closely with the Central University Finance on the review and reconciliation of funds; * Reviews budget submissions from individual labs: verifies consistency with budget policies, analyzes and reports on trends, describes funding requests and assists senior management in resource allocation decisions; * Provides updates to the Director of Finance on any and all changes that affect the Institute's budget and financial statements; * Gains an understanding of and familiarity with the university's financial model and forecasting tool, including all revenue and expense lines; * Assists in developing the long-range forecast model for the Institute's budget based upon different policy assumptions and external variables including ICR, utilities prices, etc... * Assist with development of complex ad hoc financial reports for senior management decision making at the department level; * Assists with all activities surrounding quarterly and year-end close, ensuring the necessary budget and journal entries are correctly entered into the appropriate system; * Works closely with the finance team to ensure information is accurate and up-to-date; * Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, preferably in accounting or finance-related field is required. A minimum of four (4) years of related experience is required. Demonstrated comprehensive financial planning responsibility in a large, complex organization is a must; Strong computer proficiency (Word and Excel), including an in-depth knowledge of spreadsheet packages and familiarity with database design, required. Outstanding financial analysis and modeling skills required, including variance analysis, financial statement analysis, and statistics.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including active listening skills, attention to detail, plus the ability to work closely and effectively with a diverse group of University administrators, is essential. The successful candidate must be a strategic thinker, with an open and collaborative style that encourages teamwork and cooperation. Must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in higher education and a CPA is preferred.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_167052
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