Finance & Administration
The Finance and Administration department provides administrative support for Columbia University Facilities in its daily operations, oversees budgeting and accounting, and develops and produces organizational analyses to assist in long-term strategic planning.
Finance and Administration Groups
- Administrative Support & Capital Planning
The members of the Administrative Support & Capital Planning group provide support through:
- Business Processes & Procurement to manage accounting and processing of all invoices, oversee procurement of all CUF goods, provide enterprise reporting and data analysis, develop department benchmarks and design and evaluate business processes.
- Project Administration to provide support for in all administration functions of Capital Projects.
- Information Technology to manage the technological infrastructure and databases of the department, to develop applications and to compile and develop management reporting.
- Financial Services
The Financial Services group oversees all accounting and processing of financial transactions for construction projects that comprise the University's capital plan, and provides reporting on the plan as a whole. Financial Services is also responsible for managing the budgeting process, approving accounts payable, overseeing interdepartmental billing, reconciling accounts, and preparing financial reports for all operational departments. In addition, the group coordinates project documents and Trustees' reports, and handles insurance claims and regulatory agency filings.
- Human Resources
In coordination with Central Human Resources, the Facilities Human Resources team oversees recruitment, training, performance management, payroll, benefits administration, and maintains effective working relationships with labor unions in efforts to ensure a safe and productive working environment for all employees.
- Residential Finance & Parking
Residential Finance and Parking is responsible for budgets, reporting, billing and year-end closing processes for the University's portfolio of residential and commercial properties in the Morningside Heights area. The group is also responsible for the management of 24-hour and commuter parking spaces assigned by the University Parking Committee to eligible faculty and staff. The group oversees parking applications, policy enforcement, and billing procedures for parking facilities in the Morningside Heights campus area. Learn more about parking here.