The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Facilities and Campus Services is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors.
With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations.
Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Budget, provide financial planning, analysis, and forecasting for specific areas of Facilities and Campus Services. Funding sources typically limited to service center and designated funding.
Position develops and maintains professional working relationships with other Cornell departments. This includes, but is not limited to, the Division of Financial Affairs, the Division of Planning and Budget, and the University Business Service Center (UBSC).
Units Currently Supported:
Energy & Sustainability o Potable Water / Waste Water o Energy & Sustainability Administration o Energy Management
Major Unit Responsibilities:
Act as the primary department resource (key / first point of contact) for financial information and expertise for units supported.
Accountable for the financial integrity of the financial statements for the business units supported ensuring adherence to University Policy and procedures.
Work closely with unit Director / Managers to prepare monthly forecasting and quarterly / annual financial reporting for review by Associate Director of Budget.
Detailed budget development for units supported.
Rate calculation and development for service center units supported. (Includes service center and internal overhead cost recovery units.)
Collaborate with Associate Director of Budget for preparation of any necessary presentations for units supported.
Provides data / analysis to support external audits for units supported.
Participate in streamlining efforts to improve service delivery and / or increase in automation of financial reporting.
Serve as backup for campus utility billing process as needed.
Review / prepare utility consumption numbers for utilization in service center budgeting and Utility Budget Model preparation. Primarily responsible for electronic review and approval of utility payment processing.
Calculate and prepare Sales Tax report for University Business Service Center on a monthly basis.
Ours is a values–based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. Employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
Minimum of an Associate's degree and two or more years' experience or a Bachelor's degree. Ability to develop complex financial models, perform appropriate data analysis, budget and forecasting, and general ledger reconciliations. Strong interpersonal, communication and the ability to work in a team environment are required.
Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance strongly preferred in addition to five to seven years of in-depth analytical, forecasting and budget experience.Training in financial management and cost accounting principles or equivalent experience desired.Prefer computer software proficiency and expertise, proficient in the use of MS Office Suite with a strong emphasis in Excel.Prefer candidates with Cornell policies, on-line accounting systems (Kuali) and OBIEE Answers experience.
There is no VISA sponsorship available for this position.
University Job Title:
Finance Specialist II
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