Manager of Finance and Budget of Cornell Cooperative Extension
Manager of Finance II
Band G - Exempt Cornell Cooperative Extension College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Ithaca, New York
Who We Are
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.
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) provides the educational outreach functions for Cornell University's role as New York State's Land Grant University. Programmatically, Cornell Cooperative Extension connects the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Human Ecology (CHE) with 55 off-campus Associations, Integrated Pest Management, New York State Sea Grant, Area Specialists, and CCE New York City.
What We Are Looking For
We are looking for an individual who has experience in building relationships with multiple stakeholders to provide oversight of the budget, finance, analysis, projections, and financial planning of the Extension System. Someone who has a broad range of experience in budgeting, forecasting, managing multiple funding sources and leading dynamic teams. We need an individual that has strong customer service skills with a focus on excellence. The successful candidate must be personable, flexible, possess excellent organizational skills and take pride in their work.
Key Responsibilities as a member of the Leadership Team
As a member of the CCE Leadership Team, you will serve as the lead financial manager of Extension Administration by providing leadership to coordinate, implement, and enhance the ongoing CCE financial operations. You will be responsible for an approximately $14 million unit budget with oversight of a $90 million CCE system budget. Additionally, you will supervise 6 direct reports and have oversight of 10 Shared Business Networks (SBN - regional staff support of Associations). Specific duties include:
Providing oversight of the budget, finance, analysis, projections, and financial planning of the Extension System.
Establishing and implementing Extension Administration financial policies and procedures in collaboration with the university.
Providing financial leadership, recommendations, and guidance on the development and implementation of financial management strategies for short- and long-range fiscal, budgetary, operational, and personnel salary planning.
Building relationships with the CALS Associate Dean of Finance and Administration and finance team.
Establishing and monitoring annual budgets, developing financial projections and strategies as well as providing oversight of gifts and sponsored project administration.
Partnering with the Business Service Center Director to ensure that financial operations are structured to meet business needs.
This position is full-time (40 / hours week) and is located in Ithaca, New York.
Bachelor's degree in finance or related field and 5+ years of experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience
Be personable, flexible, and take pride in your work.
Must have demonstrated skills in managing complex sponsored project awards and developing complex financial projections based on diverse fund sources.
Advanced proficiency with Excel is required.
Ability to foster and develop a team. Promote cooperation and collaboration among internal and cross-functional team members.
Must be able to work under pressure with a great deal of initiative and ownership.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent customer service skills.
Proven organizational and time management skills.
Ability to prioritize multiple projects while accomplishing tasks that are urgent or of a sensitive or confidential nature as well as meeting competing deadlines and priorities.
Knowledge of FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board) and GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).
Ability to work with and represent work unit professionally and ethically with tact, diplomacy, and advocacy, while creating a high-quality and respectful work environment.
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team while meeting tight deadlines.
Ability to help establish realistic goals and deliver work on schedule.
Must be comfortable working in an environment where change in process is the norm.
Must have demonstrated ability to handle sensitive/confidential material in a highly professional manner.
Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position, including having reliable transportation or having and maintaining a valid New York State driver's license.
Must have prior supervisory experience.
Advanced degree in finance or business administration.
7+ years of experience in financial management.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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