This position will serve as the Association Finance Assistant for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will provide support to the organization to include, but not limited to: assisting in coordinating, monitoring and providing daily financial and business functions of the accounting process for Association accounts to include: processing and preparing budgets, administering budgetary information, preparing payroll reports, reconciling bank statements, billing and payments, managing petty cash, and other finance duties as assigned. This position will work with the Finance Manager to implement established best practices and procedures in Finance and will communicate with the Finance Manager regarding questions, issues and/or troubleshooting as appropriate. This position will perform other general office duties as assigned.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:
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All applicants must apply online by close of day on January 24, 2019 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.
All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.
Please contact Jane Pearson, Association Regional HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE, 40 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $15.50. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
High School Diploma or Equivalent Education.
Experience in accounting for a retail establishment.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Valid New York State Driver's License and the 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.
Associate's Degree or college level accounting courses.
Experience with Quickbooks Online version.
Demonstrated strong accounting, bookkeeping and organizational skills.
Demonstrated willingness to learn updates and new financial systems, procedures and best practices.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and to secure confidential information and materials appropriately.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines with attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to work with and relate to co-workers, advisors, community agencies, professional leaders and clientele of varying ages, socio-economic and cultural diversities.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to utilize standard computer technologies.
Direction - 5%
Assist in the development of budgets.
Management - 5%
Assist in monitoring of budgets.
Coordination/Operation - 85%
Process accounts payable vouchers and check payments.
Process accounts receivable billing and collect revenues.
Maintain and audit petty cash.
Reconcile bank statements.
Perform required processes for month-end and year-end closing as necessary.
Prepare financial statements and reports for the Finance Committee and Board of Directors as necessary.
Implement established best practices and procedures in Finance based on direction from the Finance Manager.
Maintain correspondence with equipment vendors regarding maintenance agreements.
Provide administrative support for finance tasks to include, but not limited to: copying, filing, recordkeeping, etc.).
Maintain list of office suppliers with account and contact numbers with any other pertinent information to be accessible to other staff.
Communicate with the Finance Manager regarding questions, issues and/or troubleshooting in all areas of Finance as appropriate.
Perform other general office duties as needed/assigned.
This position may require the transport of Association property in performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 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 in programming and association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Extension programs and 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 Jefferson 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.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Association Accounts Rep II
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Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: WDR-00017540
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