Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession. The Law School has annual expenditures of $65M and a $150M endowment.
Oversee the daily finance and accounting operations at Cornell Law School. Conduct comprehensive budget and financial planning, strategy, analysis, and reporting. Work with the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance on the development of key metrics, trend analyses, and financial projections in support of leadership decision-making. Ensure appropriate stewardship of Law School funds, maximization of resources, and prudent utilization of funds. Apply expertise in interpreting university policies, procedures, and practices to address complex matters to meet strategic and operational objectives. Lead initiatives to inform and train faculty, staff, and students on new and existing university and Law School fiscal policies and procedures. Maintain an effective working partnership between the Division of Financial Affairs and the Law School, serving as a resource on financial and budget issues.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field, and 5-7 years of experience in financial management, or equivalent. Proven success in financial planning and budget management with high degree of independent judgment, decision-making, and confidentiality. Strong accounting, analytical, and reporting skills, including demonstrated experience utilizing spreadsheets and databases, applications, and delivery systems. Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills. Superior customer service and communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and concisely to a wide variety of constituents. Ability to develop effective working relationships and function effectively as a team member. Capable of working well under pressure.
Master's degree and/or CPA. Experience in university or public sector financial management, budget preparation, and fiscal operations management. Knowledge of Cornell financial policies, procedures, and systems.
Visa sponsorship for this position is not available.
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