The Finance Coordinator works under the supervision of the Executive Director to manage, coordinate, and assist in planning for the financial functions for CCE Madison County. As an Association Finance Coordinator, this position will be responsible for working in a fund accounting system involving accounts payable, accounts receivable, and submission of vouchers for contracted programs and grants. This position also involves planning and forecasting operating budgets as well as applicable grant budgets.
The individual will serve as the local Association finance contact for the regional Shared Business Network (SBN). This position works closely with the Executive Director and the SBN Finance Lead to ensure the financial and employee timekeeping needs of the Association are met in a timely and efficient manner. The Finance Coordinator works with the SBN Lead to prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statement, year-end closing and tax forms.
Associate's Degree or Equivalent Education. GED/High School Diploma plus 1-year transferrable program/functional experience may substitute.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Knowledge of accounting principles, procedures, and practices.
Proficient in computer operations of the Windows operating system, one or more major double-entry accounting software programs, and Microsoft Office Suite including Excel.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate, error-free financial and statistical records.
Commitment to learn Cornell-specific accounting software (currently ACCPAC – moving to BEAR).
Ability to ensure confidentiality of information relating to financial and sensitive personnel matters at all times.
Ability to organize and manage diverse workload focusing on identified priorities.
Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing in English, and to understand and effectively carry out standard programs and instructions.
Ability to work cooperatively, establish and maintain effective working relationships with the members of the Association in order to accomplish planned Association objectives.
Must demonstrate a high degree of accuracy, integrity, sound professional judgment, tact, and maturity to effectively relate to people in order to accomplish association's financial goals.
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field at least two years' experience in Accounting, Finance or related field.
Experience with non-profit finance is desirable.
Prior experience in double-entry accounting software program.
Experience in budget preparation and management, accounts receivable/payable tracking, expense/revenue tracking, cash flow tracking, reconciliation, reporting, compliance, financial statement preparation.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Direction - 5%
Assist with developing Association financial strategies that adhere to all applicable laws, regulations and CCE guidelines for compliance, utilizing the SBN Finance Manager for high-level guidance and recommendations.
Assist supervisor and program staff to plan for and develop grants and contracts as needed.
Management - 40%
Work with Supervisor and SBN Lead to manage and monitor budgets, expenditures, revenues, etc. ensuring adherence to all applicable internal and external regulations, i.e. GAAP regulations and Cornell accounting procedures.
Monitor state and federal appropriations received through Cornell University.
Ensure payments are processed accurately and timely.
Ensure timely payment of the Cornell operating statement by ordering ACH transfer by the deadline date.
Coordination/Operation - 50%
Serve as designated initial ‘Point of Contact’ for staff finance questions.
Responsible for completing accounting computer operations including: cash receipt entries, bank deposits and withdrawals, accounts receivable invoices; vouchers for cash disbursement and account payable entry; reimbursement claim vouchers for grants; cash handling and recording procedures; fiscal year-end financial reports and subsidiary ledgers to Cornell University Extension Administration.
Create and maintain extensive spread sheets according to the individual nature of the grant/contract.
Prepare necessary reports from the accounting system to view all activity in the account.
Acquire copies of all expenses charged to the account: Ensuring copy is legible; date is printed and visible; item purchased is clearly identified and in direct support of the program.
Compare copies of expenses to accounting reports for accuracy; make any necessary corrections.
Record all of the collected data into various spreadsheets; including but not limited to documents created internally and workbooks created by the granting agency.
Record each of the expenses according to the specific budget category assigned and in accordance with the document being used.
Reconcile all recorded data within the various spreadsheets completed; make any necessary corrections.
Acquire copies of checks used for payments of expenses.
Coordinate check copies with expense copies in preparation of the voucher.
Prepare back up documentation by budget category; reconcile budget categories accordingly.
Prepare voucher for payment; acquire signature from Executive Director.
Send voucher and supporting documentation to granting agency.
Enter voucher/invoice into A/R accounting software.
Communicate with the granting agency in regard to the prepared voucher; send additional information as needed, explain purchases as needed.
Assist with preparing budget modifications.
Assist principal investigators in preparation of requests for contract extensions.
Prepare and enter mileage and printing journal entries.
Follow up on unpaid receivables.
Ensure confidentially of all financial, personnel and payroll records at all times.
Prepare all internal and external reports; acquire and maintain all file documentation for funders according to the grant/contract.
Attend meetings as required.
Direct communication with agencies in regard to the implementation and maintenance of grants/contracts.
Professional Improvement - 5%
In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes and Association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions
Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applied to all duties and functions
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Madison County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
This is a non-exempt, part-time position, averaging 25 hours per week. Hours are flexible within an 8am - 5pm workday. Salary range is $19.00-$22.00 per hour dependent upon experience.
Excellent benefits based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
Review of candidates will begin May 1, 2018 and remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
How to Apply
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Equal Opportunity Employment
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