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Columbia University Financial Coordinator - Hematology & Oncology in New York, New York

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration

  • Bargaining Unit: n/a

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary: n/a

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

Reporting to the Administrator, the Financial Coordinator will support finance and accounting functions relating to payroll, accounts payable and procurement in the Division of Hematology & Oncology.


  • Under supervision, responsible for processing employee salary distribution via labor accounting system ensuring they are completed on time to avoid salary suspense.

  • Create combo codes, clear suspense, and assist with salary roster entries and validation.

  • Review and process open commitments in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for purchasing including obtaining competitive price quotes, placing orders, and following-up with vendors in timely manner to ascertain status of outstanding orders.

  • Ensure orders are received, and retain packing slips and documentation.

  • Process all invoices for payment using the University's electronic system and report discrepancies to Administrator.

  • Responsible for all accounts payable functions such as paying invoices, and the use and reconciliation of p-card purchases.

  • Prepare periodic reports on purchases, invoices paid, p-cards, vendors etc.

  • Provide administrative support for the division as needed and as applicable to the purchasing role including fiscal year close out support and reporting on transactions.

  • Assist with general office operations and other duties as assigned by the Administrator.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business related field plus three years financial role experience

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with or without supervision

  • Analytical skills and proficiency in Excel

  • Experience with process automation

  • Good organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills and ability to work well with others and as part of a team

  • Strong work initiative and ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with financial applications, specifically PeopleSoft, FDS and ARC

  • Experience in an academic or clinical setting

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