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Serves in a leadership role as a Finance Specialist in the College of Engineering to support college-wide activities in financial planning, analysis and reporting. Develop complex financial analyses and forecasts for deans and directors in support of short and long range unit initiatives. Provide planning files and act as liaison between central administration, operating units, academic department and university budget office. In collaboration with Director of Budget & Finance complete the annual college budget process and year-end closing processes. Position oversees the financial operations of Dean's Administration, Duffield and Facilities program funding to provide efficient and effective financial transaction processing and accounting. Manage post sponsored program activity for the Dean and Diversity Offices with over $1.5M in sponsored program activity. Ensures that internal controls are developed, monitored and maintained. Support fiscal management throughout the college by providing expertise in interpreting and applying University policies and procedures and make recommendations for best practices to address complex business problems and to meet strategic and operational objectives. Participate in the College Lead Finance group to share expertise, develop best practices and communicate new knowledge to College constituents. Facilitate financial leads meetings, propose agenda and follow up with notes/action steps with the group. Act on behalf of Director of Budget and Finance in Director's absence.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Specify required minimum equivalency for education, experience, skills, information systems knowledge, etc. Bachelors degree in accounting, finance or business with a finance focus; at least 3-5 years of experience in financial planning and budget development, analysis and reporting, financial management; or a combination experience and education.Demonstratedexperienceusingreasoningskillsandsoundjudgmentintheidentification and investigation of complexities, trends andvariances.Abilitytoindependentlyplanandprioritizeresponsibilitiestomeetcompeting deadlines while working under pressure. Highly developed accounting, analytical and reporting skills, which includes demonstrated experience utilizing spreadsheets and databases (Excel, Access, FileMaker), as well as complex data applications (budget, financial, student, human resources) and delivery systems (Brio, OBIE Answers or similar data query tools.) Requires a developed understanding of disparate data structures, their relationships and interdependencies. Superior customer service and communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly, confidently and concisely in verbal and written formats to a wide variety of constituents. Ability to create and maintain professorial relationships with a wide range of constituents. Ability to negotiate and advocate effectively and tactfully. Ability to work effectively as part of a team. Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
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.
Relocation Assistance and visa sponsorship are not available with this position.
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