The Office of Budget and Planning at Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking a Financial Analyst who will manage daily financial and personnel operations, assisting the Manager of the Office of Budget and Planning in overseeing the College’s position control processes.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
Reporting to the Manager of the Office of Budget and Planning, the Financial Analyst will be assisting in overseeing the College's position control processes, responsible for the review and approval of personnel and financial transactions, 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.
The incumbent will maintain fiscal integrity for all College funds, provide support for budget development and monitoring, perform in-depth financial analysis by evaluating and interpreting data, and prepare comprehensive reports for management.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Evaluate and approve personnel actions including, but not limited to, Job Descriptions, Requisitions to hire, reappointments, salary increases and promotions, and labor distribution revisions
Perform monthly position budget reconciliations, analyzing data to ensure budget accuracy and coordinate with the appropriate departments to resolve issues and discrepancies
Review and analyze departmental transfers to ensure compliance with existing processes and procedures
Assist the Manager of the Office of Budget and Planning in quarterly personnel projections
Develop ad hoc queries, extracts and reports using SQL, Argos, and other tools against IBM Cognos TM1, Anaplan, Banner, and locally developed databases
Perform other duties and work on special projects as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in finance or a related field or the equivalent in education, training and experience; 0-1 year of 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
Ability to exchange information using tact and persuasion as appropriate, requiring excellent oral and written communication skills
Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel
Experience querying data in Oracle SQL Developer
Prior experience with Banner, Argos, Anaplan and/or IBM Cognos TM1
$61,200 - $70,000
Competitive Compensation and Benefits
The salary range reflects the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation for the position at the time of the job posting. Salary decisions are dependent on several factors including but not limited to market and organizational considerations, experience, and qualifications of a selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
Our benefits contribute significantly to the total compensation package that includes medical, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance plans; flexible and hybrid work schedules; tuition remission; life insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; an exceptional employer retirement matching program; health savings accounts (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA), Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility, and a robust Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
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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.