Advertised Summary Job Description: Columbia Technology Ventures is the technology transfer office for Columbia University and a central location for many of the technology development initiatives, entrepreneurial activities, external industry collaborations, and commercially-oriented multidisciplinary technology innovations across the university. CTV's core mission is to facilitate the transfer of inventions from academic research labs to the market for the benefit of society on a local, national, and global basis. Each year, CTV manages more than 350 invention disclosures, 100 license deals, and 20 new IP-backed start-ups, involving over 750 inventors across Columbia's campuses. CTV currently has over 1200 patent assets available for licensing, across research fields such as bio, IT, clean tech, devices, big data, nanotechnology, materials science, and more.
Over the years, CTV has been involved with launching well over 200 companies based on Columbia's technologies, and has also founded several technology initiatives to accelerate the path to market for promising technologies, including the PowerBridgeNY clean energy proof-of-concept center, the NYC Media Lab, and BioMedX, formerly the Columbia-Coulter Translational Research Partnership.
CTV's efforts are backed by 45 full time staff and an additional 30+ graduate student interns (CTV Fellows), providing broad support to the Columbia community and other stakeholders. CTV also runs an Executive-in-Residence program, which brings seasoned industry executives, serial entrepreneurs, and investors to campus to support faculty and student entrepreneurial activities.
CTV is advertising for an Accounts Receivable Analyst to work as part of our Finance & Administration team. The F&A team has the responsibility for ensuring the efficient and effective execution of our various financial operations, including accounts receivable for license and legal reimbursement revenue, account reconciliations, distribution of revenue received, accounts payable, budget management, and projections. This role focuses on the invoicing and collection of reimbursements due from licensees for out-of-pocket patent prosecution and other legal expenses, as well as invoicing for fees and royalties stemming from license agreements. As such, the role will be a good experience for anyone interested in the financial operations of intellectual property licensing, or any other revenue-generating business.
The Accounts Receivable Analyst will report directly to the Senior Business Manager, Accounts Receivable, but will also work frequently with the rest of the Finance & Administration team, as well as other areas within CTV and Columbia University.
General Minimum Qualifications: -Bachelor's degree or its equivalent is required, preferably in finance, accounting, or other related fields.
-Minimum of two years of experience required, ideally in a related function.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: -Experience with contract or agreement interpretation preferred, but not required.
-Knowledge of financial analytical methods and fundamental accounting concepts preferred, including excellent analytical skills, the ability to develop complex analytical models, and strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
-Must have excellent organizational skills and be extremely detail-oriented.
-Strong communications skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment required.
-Must be able to work well with all levels of management, have a passion for excellent customer service, and a commitment to exceptional quality.
-Strong computer skills, with at least intermediate level Excel skills required.
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_169167
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.