Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Senior Director, Internal Controls & Compliance, the Senior Associate Director IC&C will be responsible for enhancing MSPH's internal processes by reference to applicable regulations and best practices. (S)he will assist with the development of control documentation for the Mailman School to support management in embedding internal controls throughout specific processes, and implementing and monitoring control risks.
(S)he will develop and deploy tools to assess, coordinate, and improve MSPH's compliance efforts; identify and recommend improvement plans; and monitor the effectiveness of the corrective actions implemented.
Under the leadership of the Senior Director IC&C, the Senior Associate Director IC&C will:
Evaluate compliance trends at MSPH, develop internal controls strategies, and influence processes and controls to reduce risks.
Work closely with MSPH to identify and assess potential areas of vulnerability and risks, and develop corrective action plans for risk reduction and mitigation.
Conduct protocol and procedure reviews, report results, and measure the effectiveness of corrective actions.
Provide compliance support and training to MSPH's departments and centers, inclusive of ICAP, and assist with the preparation and review of the governing policies and procedures. Examples include but are not limited to the expense certification, review of cost transfers, etc.
Advise MSPH's departments and centers on how to meet regulatory obligations and assess the impact of proposed regulations through the evaluation of regulatory developments as well as implementation of required controls.
Support ICAP NY and ICAP country offices during any regulatory examinations, internal audits, investigations, inquiries, and other information/document requests. Collaborate with ICAP country offices to gather information, prepare summary reports, and communicate the results to management.
Provide day-to-day compliance advisory services to the MSPH's community.
Perform other related duties as directed by the Senior Director IC&C.
Position requires up to 50% travel per year to African countries.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance with 5-7 years of related experience in accounting, compliance, auditing, and internal control systems within a complex international operating environment.
Ability to positively influence behavior of others while balancing the legal and fiscal interests of the University, donors, and other project funders.
Highly developed business and analytical skills, an intimate knowledge of internal business processes in the non-profit sector. Broad exposure to and experience working with financial spreadsheets, accounting and financial management software.
Must be results oriented, with excellent customer service and problem solving skills.
Ability to prioritize, and set and meet deadlines and interface with all levels of management. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and autonomously.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in business administration, finance or accounting. Professional certification ? CPA, CIA, CFE, or equivalent.
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.
Internal Number: 126_172671
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