The Sponsored Finance Assistant has primary responsibility for ensuring the post-award project accounts that support financial administration of sponsored awards are correctly established, necessitating familiarity with standard operating procedures as related to the chart of accounts and general ledger application, Kuali. The position requires a high degree of familiarity with agreement language, including financial terms and conditions, as it pertains to sponsored projects. Educating units on appropriate account attributes and communicating project guidelines is an essential component of this position.
What you will do:
Be expected to be the expert on creating sponsored accounts, particularly related to the accurate use of attributes that determine key financial relationships, including: employee benefit rates, indirect cost rate, etc., ensuring that stakeholder requirements are met.
Provide instruction and guidance to campus staff on the establishment of new accounts and subaccounts, including specialized account types for cost sharing and fabrication.
Conduct preliminary reviews of award details; communicate with the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) for clarification/correction as needed; update changes on existing awards as needed; and assist in recording both initial and amended budgets in the general ledger.
Provide support for standard federal financial reports, assists in submission of ad-hoc invoices and reports, and assists in obtaining and collating supporting documentation as directed.
Play a critical role in promoting professional working relationships with all stakeholders of sponsored awards.
Due to the nature of the work, will be expected to work outside of standard work hours as required to meet internal and external deadlines.
Associate's Degree in Accounting/Finance with two or more years of accounting or accounting-relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Proficiency in PC systems and software specifically Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) is required.
Excellent communication skills, ability to resolve issues in a timely manner, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail will also be required.
Must be able to work effectively within a team as well as independently with minimum supervision.
Must be customer-service oriented.
Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks of varying complexity and urgency.
Critical thinking skills are a must.
Previous experience as a bookkeeper or accounting assistant in a large and/or complex organization, or experience managing sponsored funds, preferred.
Knowledge of The Kuali Financial System and Cornell specific Kuali Dashboards are a definite plus.
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