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Columbia University Financial and Procurement Analyst in New York, New York

Position Summary

The Financial and Procurement Analyst is responsible for performing the day to day business operations and financial transactions including Travel and Expense Reimbursements, pcard transactions, monthly journal entries and reporting, and financial closing/reconciliations.


  • Assist with the inflow and outflow of Accounts Payable while providing exceptional customer service to Department staff and vendors.

  • Act as point of contact for travel and expense reimbursements, cash advances, deposit.

  • Assist with compilation of monthly financial reporting for coaches and management.

  • Research and reconcile process of travel and reimbursements, cash advances.

  • Act as point of contact for set up of new staff profiles and updating existing profile.

  • Review and respond to inquiries from staff, vendors and other university departments to independently resolves issues and communicate results and coordinate with other departments on a regular basis to share information and help drive performance improvements.

  • Support the Associate Athletics Director / CFO to transact monthly, quarterly, and annual financial closing processes including preparation of journal entries and vouchers.

  • Assist with purchase requisitions, the creation of purchase orders, and following through processes in collaboration with the University's Purchasing Office and Support and assist Associate AD / CFO with requested University/NCAA reports as needed.

  • Coordinate staff trainings on new expense reimbursement policies and procedures and assist with integration of new expense and finance systems for department.

  • Exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with adherence to NCAA, Council of Ivy League Presidents, University, and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.

  • Assume other Budget and Finance Office duties as assigned by the Associate AD / CFO and/or the Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent required

  • Minimum of 0-2 years' related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience,

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office/Excel

  • Past experience in collegiate athletics

  • Experience with Concur or similar expense management system

  • Understanding of the mission and purpose of institutions of higher education is strongly preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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