Reporting to the Executive Director, CFO of the Office of Global Centers, the Finance Analyst collaborates on general financial operation activities and is responsible for the financial and administrative aspects of grant activities at the Global Centers. Among other duties, these activities include pre-award and post-award management, international bank reconciliation, and financial analysis and monitoring.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Working closely with the Executive Director of the Columbia Global Centers, the Financial Analyst is responsible for the following activities:
Performs pre-award activities, including the development of new grant proposals and budgets and review and negotiation of awards.
Performs post-award activities, including preparation and distribution of new award notices to global centers and PIs, summarizing the terms and conditions of the award, preparing briefs for CGC management, finance, center staff, PI, and other stakeholders, and setting up accounts, and monitoring financial and reporting activities.
Serves as the liaison between the global centers, the principal investigators from CGC and different CU units, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA). Maintains current knowledge of human subject's policies and troubleshoots IRB application submissions.
Serves as point of contact on all grant matters, subcontracts and other agreements for the development of assigned award applications.
Monitors ongoing business risk including tracking of funding, delayed execution of contracts, expired authorizations, delayed payments, and regulation of advances to subcontractors and vendors.
Responsible for the maintenance of all pertinent records, files and documents; assures completeness and accuracy consistent with external and internal compliance requirements.
Manages assigned award close-out, including planning, executing and providing technical assistance to headquarters and country offices.
Performs international bank reconciliation process by reviewing expenses for proper categorization and business purpose, sorting documentation, and communicating with finance staff at the global centers.
Monitors and reviews financial activities at the global centers.
Conducts account and variance analysis, budget analysis, and monitors grant activity; researches financial issues and data, assists in grant budget reconciliations and funder-required financial reporting; coordinates award reporting requirements (quarterly and/or annual technical reports) and required prior approval actions in collaboration with CGC units.
Works with Columbia General Counsel to fulfill Global Center legal/governing board requirements
Contributes to and participates in the development and delivery of on-site and off-site training of CGC staff in NY and field offices; serves as facilitator/presenter at learning sessions on specialized topics, participates/moderates discussions within the grant/contract community of practice.
Provides support on special projects.
Performs other job related duties as required.
Salary and Benefits Commensurate with National Standards and the Candidate’s Experience