Research Administrator (Finance Specialist II) in the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science
Location: Ithaca, New York
Internal Number: WDR-00028972
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Who We Are:
The Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University is a community of people committed to tackling some of the world's biggest challenges. The Cornell Bowers College is home to the three academic departments that power the information economy: Computer Science, Information Science, and Statistics and Data Science. The college is known for bold new ideas expressed in deep mathematics, innovative software systems, ground breaking textbooks, inspiring curricula, imaginative experiments, and entrepreneurial and commercial impact.
The Cornell Bowers College is responding to tremendous growth in student interest by continuing to increase its faculty by an additional 33% in the next five years, as well as increasing its staff infrastructure, including its financial teams. The Bowers CIS annual operating budget and faculty funding includes a $76M college operating budget. The CIS Sponsored Research Administration Center (SRAC) delivers pre and post award research management and planning support to CIS Principal Investigators conducting interdisciplinary research ($15M annual sponsored and $4M annual gift and corporate funding expenditures). The typical CIS PI research profile is collaborative and multi-sponsored.
What You Will Do:
Reporting to the Bowers CIS SRAC Director, the Research Administrator (RA) role oversees sponsor reporting, develops complex financial reports to meet PI/unit needs and sponsor guidelines; and supports unit financial management and reporting. We are seeking a professional, who thrives in change, with demonstrated expertise in accounting and finance to analyze financial data and develop detailed forecasts, and proactively develop best practices. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator with proven success in analysis and reporting, problem solving and researching issues, as well as developing strategies to respond.
The successful candidate will be part of an expanding team leading change and implementing best practices in an organization with growth and change in its DNA. In partnership with the SRAC team, this role will:
Analyze sponsoredaward and giftrequirements,developingfinancialreports and detailed forecasting tomeetPI and unit needsas well assponsorandcompliance requirements
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Finance Specialist II
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