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Provides financial service in an expert capacity reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration. This includes providing management and leadership in all fund groups including sponsored and gift funds; planning and budgeting; analysis and reporting; financial accounting; compliance and stewardship of resources across two colleges. Working across multiple financial systems and software platforms, the Finance Specialist is expected to monitor, interpret, report and communicate administrative and financial issues within a high-volume academic department to the Administrative Director, faculty and other key stakeholders. This includes maintaining internal and external audit compliance, the financial management of sponsored projects, and assisting faculty with financial planning along with monitoring appropriated, discretionary and restricted funds. Responsibly for procurement, and non- academic appointments are an integral part of these processes.
Independently initiate financial projects and problem resolution including analysis of financial data, policies and procedures, creation of spreadsheets and documentation of results. Prepare internal reports and other ad-hoc reports and present upon request.
Ensure internal controls are developed, monitored and maintained. Apply expertise in interpreting and applying University policies, procedures and practices to address financial compliance while facilitating the business needs of the faculty and of the department. Serve as the primary contact with and local expert for, faculty, staff, graduate students and researchers on financial matters.
Requires ability to work with individuals across the department, college and university to find solutions to challenging problems in a positive team oriented manner. Recognizes that flexibility to adapt policies, procedures and practices as university and college policies and procedures are updated is a requirement and a valued skill.
Participate as a member of the Engineering College Finance Service Group and the CALS Financial Reporting Specialist team. Provides high-level function support to the Director of Administration.
Bachelor's degree or more than 4 years of experience in a complex financial accounting/reporting position. Proven previous experience with complex financial accounting is required. Must be a highly proficient user of spreadsheet and database software and be able to retrieve and manipulate data from multiple sources and online warehouses. Must demonstrate ability to handle sensitive and confidential data with discretion. Must have demonstrated skills working in a busy, team-focus and customer-driven environment. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with individuals that are not experts in the finance field. The ability to multi- task and work within tight deadlines are required and essential to successful performance.
Familiarity with the Cornell University accounting system, structure and policies with particular focus on sponsored fund management is preferred.
What we offer:
The opportunity to work with a dynamic group of people in a high-growth organization where employee development is promoted.
A broad set of competitive benefits under the Endowed program, including educational opportunities, access to virtual wellness programs, health care options, 3 weeks of paid vacation, 13 paid holidays, and superior retirement contributions. https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits-pay
This position is located in Ithaca, New York. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University's need to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful applicant will be asked to perform this role remotely at a location of their choice in the United States for a limited period of time until the University can permit more employees to work on campus.
The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.
Relocation Assistance and visa sponsorship are not available with this position.
Please make sure to include cover letter and resume when applying.
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