Finance Specialist II - Band E The Institute of Biotechnology
The Institute of Biotechnology is a dynamic hub for life sciences research at Cornell University. The Institute (http://www.biotech.cornell.edu) offers cutting edge biotechnologies, expertise in applications, technology testing and development and consultation for life sciences researchers at Cornell University and outside institutions. The Institute houses the Biotechnology Resource Center (BRC), which offers shared core facilities for life sciences research, and is involved with many intercampus initiatives and multi-institutional collaborations. The BRC includes core facility operations in Genomics, Bioinformatics, Imaging, Flow Cytometry, Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Biotechnology Development. The Institute also administers the Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) in the Life Sciences to assist life science researchers in the development of biotechnologies with commercial potential in partnership with New York State industries and New York State Empire State Development/NYSTAR, and the Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences, a state-of- the-art business incubator for emerging biotechnology companies. With its extensive network of academic, federal, not-for-profit enterprises and commercial partners, the BRC serves as a vital partner in life sciences research and innovation.
The financial specialist provides comprehensive financial management, analysis, budgeting, and accounting for the Institute of Biotechnology, a unit within the University Research Division. The position incumbent serves as financial lead and subject matter expert for the unit, as follows: * Manages all account activity and reconciliation, budgeting, and financial analysis and reporting for the Institute's ~$19M annual budget in ~130 accounts, with various funding sources including service facility revenue, sponsored and gift activity, allocation, and departmental discretionary. * Handles capital asset procurement, management, and inventory. * Manages annual effort certification. * Ensures financial compliance with internal and external regulations. * Provides service facility rate analyses, and in collaboration with BRC core facility directors, develops rates for university approval. * Offers financial expertise and administrative assistance for proposal development, and is active with all pre-award and post-award processes for sponsored funds including internal financial reporting to PIs.
The financial specialist works as part of an administrative team with general supervision, and provides back up support and office coverage as needed. The financial specialist may also serve on department and university committees and working groups as a unit representative for financial and operational best practices. Most importantly, the incumbent develops effective working relationships with directors, researchers, and staff, to provide comprehensive financial services to the Institute.
Associate's degree; technical/vocational school degree or equivalent; more than two years' financial experience, or equivalent.
Proven effective financial management, analysis, reporting, and accounting skills, with demonstrated proficiency in utilizing software solutions to answer business questions, record and report financial information.
Ability to understand and interpret university policy and best practices, and make improvements to unit financial processes.
Sound judgement and reasoning skills
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Must be diplomatic, courteous and approachable, and demonstrate superior customer service skills.
Excellent organizational and communication skills (written/oral) required.
More than 5 years' experience in positions of increasing responsibility in financial management, with coursework in business, accounting, or related field, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
Proficiency in using Cornell systems including KFS and Workday production and reporting tools, eShop, Concur travel system, and Tableau.
Experience working with subsidiary ledger management and automated general ledger data feeds.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
For full consideration, please attach a cover letter and resume with your application.
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