Manager,Financial and Investment Accounting
Columbia University - New York, NY

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Finance / Accounting

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Commensurate with experience

Advertised Summary Job Description

Reporting to the Director, Financial Reporting and Operations, the Manager, Financial and Investment Accounting is responsible for overseeing the preparation of financial reporting obligations and maintaining accounting controls over the investments of this $10 billion University. The Financial and Investment Accounting Manager will work with several key groups including the Endowment Compliance team, the Office of Alumni and Development, the Office of the Treasurer, the Financial Reporting and Operations group and external auditors. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Managing all accounting functions relating to University investments; supervising the calculation of endowment market value in total and on a per share basis; acting as primary liaison to the custody bank and the University's Investment Management Company; accounting for separately invested endowments, perpetual trust investments and split interest agreements; accounting for releases from restriction; ensuring compliance with control standards and proper reconciliation to University accounting and custodian's records and managing other cash and securities related functions; research new accounting rules and updates and make recommendations as to applicability and implementation; perform other related duties and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field required; Five years accounting experience, including some public accounting and/or industry related experience in a non-profit setting required.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Must have experience in investment accounting. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required, with a particular need for strong Excel skills to collect and analyze data, evaluate information, prepare reports, and present findings and recommendations. Must be highly detail-oriented with strong organizational and problem solving skills, and have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments simultaneously. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including active listening skills, plus the ability to work closely and effectively with a diverse group of University administrators, characterized by strong consensus building and relationship building skills, essential. Must be able to negotiate issues and resolve problems. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to work well with all levels of management, both internally and externally, be flexible in nature, have sound judgment with an open and collaborative style that encourages teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization, and a strong role model. Must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality.

Preferred Qualifications

CPA preferred. Prior experience in a large, complex academic or research environment a plus.

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