Employment

JOB TITLE: Associate Finance Director 

INSTITUTION: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health - ICAP

LOCATION: New York City

JOB FUNCTION:
The Associate Director will work with faculty and administrators in the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), with responsibility for fiscal coordination and communication with ICAP’s Country Offices. The incumbent will lead a team of approximately eight staff who review monthly financial reports from these offices, perform compliance reviews, and prepare exception reports.  The Associate Director will ensure that communications between the NY-based team and Country Offices is clear and effective in both directions.  He/she will develop, implement and revise communication templates for routine communications, and implement strategies for more complex communications.  He/she will identify needs for additional training for the NY-based and Country-based finance teams, and will ensure that training is effectively delivered.  Two field-based Finance Managers, who also report to the Associate Director, will provide much of this training to Country-based teams.  The Associate Director will advise the ICAP Finance Director concerning new or improved financial systems for supporting overseas operations.  He/she will ensure that ICAP’s (and by extension, Columbia University’s) financial systems provide the highest level of service to overseas programs, and that those programs are in full compliance with ICAP, University and donor agency regulations and requirements.  He/she will also perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade:
Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or a related field, plus at least five years of related experience.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, time-management and computer skills required. Must possess knowledge of accounting and financial systems and procedures. Skills and experience in communicating with people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, with experience working outside the United States desirable. Foreign language skills are desirable.  Ability to occasionally travel to overseas locations, and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:
In addition to all of the qualifications listed above, a Master’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Health or Public Administration is highly desirable.  Experience working in an international organization highly desirable, with particular emphasis on health or other development programs in developing countries.  Knowledge of and experience working with the accounting software Quickbooks is highly desirable.

To Apply: Interested candidates should apply at https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=111122 or go to jobs.columbia.edu. Search open positions and search by requisition number 053910.
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