The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
In the Finance Specialist II position, you will be a part of the CALS Finance Office. The overall responsibility of this office is to create the annual Trustee Budget as well as provide core funding to academic and non-academic departments. Your primary responsibilities will include meeting the budgeting, transactional, compliance, forecasting, analysis, monitoring and reporting needs for academic departments. You will provide leadership for financial and database electronic applications including KUALI, Longview, and the Commitment Tracking System (CTS). You will play an integral part in the reporting and projecting of start-up funds offered to new faculty. Additionally, you will assist with the annual budgeting process, entering information into the Longview system and reconciling to the CTS system. You will partner directly with department managers to resolve any budgetary issues.
Qualifications required for this position include:
Associate's degree; technical/vocational school degree or equivalent; more than 2 years or equivalent of experience
Outstanding interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to promote cooperation and collaboration among internal and cross-functional team members
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to convey technical information in simple language to non-experts.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team while meeting tight deadlines
Ability to help establish realistic goals and deliver work on schedule
Comfortable working in an environment where change in process is the norm
Qualifications preferred for this position include:
Bachelor's degree in finance, business administration, accounting or equivalent and at least 2 years of related experience or equivalent combination
Proficient in the use of MS Office products utilizing Excel, Word, & PowerPoint
Familiarity with the Cornell Kuali Financial System and related dashboards is desired
Familiarity with Web Financials also desired for historical reporting purposes.
How to apply:
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Attach your cover letter and resume; both required for consideration
Submit your application by December 10, 2018
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
Relocation assistance is not available for this position
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Finance Specialist II
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