| Advertised Summary Job Description: Under the direction of the Director of Budget, Financial Planning and Analysis, the Assistant Director for Budget and Financial Reporting assists in the development, monitoring and review of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) annual operating budget including physician practices, grants, and fund balance activity. The Assistant Director provides analytic support and problem solving to address issues commonly found in large, complex academic medical centers. |
The Assistant Director may also function in a temporary department administrator role for departments with financial needs. He/she will obtain thorough knowledge of Columbia's financial systems and reports and be able to use the reports to produce in-depth analysis of programs, services and service areas. He/she will assess existing organizational and departmental reporting capabilities and develop and implement standardized, consistent reporting across P&S departments. He/she will identify best practices within P&S and other academic institutions and share them with P&S Departments.
-Review assigned department budget submissions to insure reasonability, consistency with operating trends and compliance with P&S budget guidelines
-Oversee and provide management support to develop and implement turnaround plans for Departments in need
-Assist in the development and implementation of P&S-wide benchmarks for clinical practice and grant activities.
-Analyzes department business plans and financial forecasts
-Manage the P&S review process for the documentation of Fair Market Value (FMV) of contracts to third parties for physician services. The reviews shall be done in conjunction with the Office of Legal Counsel, Controller's Office and FPO Office.
-Assist in the development of revised P&S financial forecasts for the current budget year as well as multi-year financial estimates.
-Review individual department financial performance against budget, identifying significant variances and working with departments develop recommendations to make necessary adjustments.
-Undertake independent analysis of P&S financial issues and present findings in a comprehensive manner.
-Review and document existing department financial reporting/budget monitoring systems identifying shortcomings and inconsistencies with P&S standard reports, make recommendations for improvements and assist in the implementation of any changes.
-Provides support and training to departments in their preparation of budgets, FMV documentation, reports and other matters as required.
-Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires an MBA or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of progressively comprehensive experience in large complex organizations, preferably in a healthcare or medical school setting.
-Strong understanding of healthcare or medical school operations and finances including fund accounting, physician practices and grant finances
-Demonstrated skills in problem assessment, and resolution and collaborative problem solving in complex, interdisciplinary settings
-Strong customer service skills, demonstrating tact and sensitivity in stressful situations.
-Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
-Must be a motivated individual with a positive and exceptional work ethic.
-Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical and computer (e.g. Word, Excel, other database software, etc.) skills
-Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment, take initiative, be flexible, and perform multiple tasks
-Self-starter with a well developed aptitude for quantitative analysis capable of working with minimal oversight to solve a problem or meet a need
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Must be able to:
-Problem solve and bring issues to closure
-Work collaboratively with a culturally diverse staff
-Work independently and follow-through and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
-Interact positively, constructively and effectively with physicians, researchers and staff
-Communicate effectively in both oral and written form
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.