Cornell University's College of Engineering, the preeminent engineering school in the Ivy League, has a rich history of experimentation, innovation, and leadership. Consisting of almost 3,000 undergraduate students, 1,700 graduate students, and over 200 faculty members, Cornell Engineering is recognized as a global leader in the discovery of new knowledge and the creation of transforming inventions. Cornell Engineering students and faculty members possess an independent spirit that allows for the development of innovative interdisciplinary research, the creation of exciting new programs, and the education of students who will better the future.
The goal of the BSC is to provide outstanding financial processing services to the Faculty, Staff, and Students of the College of Engineering, Computing and Information Science and the New York City Tech Campus. Working in support of these units, the BSC provides transactional support for purchasing via e-shop, super p-card and purchase orders, processing reimbursements, petty cash reimbursement, travel reimbursements, travel advances, capital asset management and procurement card transactions.
As a member of the CoE CIS Business Service Center team, provide outstanding financial transaction services to faculty, staff, students and researchers of the College of Engineering, Cornell Tech and Computing and Information Science. Serve as subject matter expert on University policies and procedures. Act as liaison between BSC Staff, Customer Departments and University Offices to resolve problems, provide guidance and to determine best processes for financial transactions. Monitor and approve financial transactions particularly complex and high risk transactions ensuring completeness, accuracy and conformance to University policies. Ensure compliance standards, and internal controls are followed. Deliver training to BSC staff and Departments/Units on procedures and systems. Provide metric and transactional reports to BSC Director and Departments. Participate in reengineering efforts to improve BSC service delivery. Participate in University committees and initiatives as a BSC representative. Act on behalf of Director of the Business Service Center in Director's absence.
Associates Degree or equivalent experience and 2-3 years experience in an office environment. Associates Degree in accounting preferred. Proven ability to work effectively in a team-based, fast-paced environment; demonstrated sensitivity to highly confidential materials. Strong customer service skills and ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people. Must be detail oriented to ensure accurate information is provided. Excellent communication (oral/written), organization, and interpersonal skills required. Must be able to prioritize & manage multiple projects of varying complexity & urgency; able to use sound judgment in accomplishing tasks and making decisions from a range of choices while adhering to proper policies and procedures. Working knowledge of PC/Windows, Excel, FileMaker, Access, and Word required.
Knowledge of Cornell on-line systems: Cornell C, APPS, JEMS, BRIO, Payment Request, Travel System, e-SHOP, e-mail and calendaring system. Experience with interpreting Cornell policies.
Typically lifts 10 to 20 lbs
Close Visual Concentration
Limited exposure to hazards
University Job Title:
Finance Specialist II
Pay Rate Type:
Number of Openings:
If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.
Online Submission Guidelines:
Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by "dragging and dropping" them into the dropbox or by using the "upload" icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.
If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 255-6866, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at email@example.com.
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.
Internal Number: WDR-00019505
About Cornell University
In 1865, Ezra Cornell founded an institution "where any person can find instruction in any study." From the beginning, all students were welcome, regardless of race, gender, ideology, or socioeconomic status. Today, we invite you to join our talented and diverse students and accessible faculty who, together, form a living and learning community unmatched in its breadth of opportunities.Cornell University's college, schools, and other academic units offer more than 4,000 courses, 70 undergraduate majors, 93 graduate fields of study, undergraduate and advanced degrees, and continuing education and outreach programs.