In this position, you will advise, counsel and make recommendations to the Associate Dean and Directors of CALS Office of Academic Programs (OAP), Office of Undergraduate Biology (OUB) and the Environment and Sustainability Program (E&S) regarding fiscal, human resources and general administrative matters.
You will work in close partnership with the CALS Finance, Human Resources (HR) and Business Service Centers to ensure that operations meet college and university expectations. You will be responsible for planning and executing budgets, monitoring expenditures to stay within budget, executing transactions, as well as analyzing data and modifying operations for departmental success. You will proactively anticipate, facilitate, and coordinate personnel needs directly with HR representatives, and the Directors of the CALS Office of Academic Programs, Office of Undergraduate Biology, and Environment & Sustainability Program.
As an operational advisor, you will advise and assist in the development and implementation of management strategies for short and long-range fiscal and operational challenges. You will interact on the behalf of CALS OAP with other CALS Department Business Administrators, department chairs, faculty, and staff to coordinate allocation of discretionary funding to departments. You will advise, counsel and make recommendations regarding financial reporting and analysis, budget preparation, internal control, employee and student support and planning, and compliance along with other administrative services.
You will also manage scholarships for financial aid and awards to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Associate's degree in business administration, organizational development, human relations, or a related field; technical/vocational school degree or equivalent; more than 2 years or equivalent of experience.
Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship building abilities
Ability to sustain ethical workplace practices and confidentiality
Proven ability to set priorities, manage competing demands and to provide timely response to urgent issues
Must be organized and detail-driven
Identify and execute opportunities for process improvements
Solid experience with standard desktop productivity tools, including spreadsheet, database management systems and word processing programs
Preferred qualifications include:
Bachelor's degree in Finance or Business Administration.
Professional experience with continuous improvement processes
Strong working knowledge of Cornell contract and endowed budgeting and accounting policies and practices
Must be proficient in the use of Cornell administrative computer systems such as Workday, PeopleSoft and KFS
Essential Physical Requirements: Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
Visual: Close concentration
Hazards: Limited exposure
No visa sponsorship available for this position.
No relocation assistance available for this position.
University Job Title:
Finance Specialist II
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