Finance and Analytics Manager, SC Johnson College of Business
Location: Ithaca, New York
Internal Number: WDR-00028990
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Leading at the intersection of people, business, and technology, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation and includes many areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution. The college is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools, each of which is recognized as among the best in higher education: the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration. Our academic research; industry and community engagement; and undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs all reflect the future of business: flexible, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary. The college community includes 232 research faculty, 46,000 alumni, and nearly 3,300 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The SC Johnson College of Business has an unparalleled resource base from which to draw--within the college, Cornell Tech in New York City, and Cornell University broadly.
The Budget and Finance Team within the SC Johnson College of Business supports strategic and transactional financial operations across our three schools, our central college unit and the Statler Hotel across our two campuses in Ithaca and NYC. This team consists of individuals who take a progressive approach to financial planning and reporting, utilizing data-driven techniques and tools to support our College's mission and enhance our organizational effectiveness.
The Finance and Analytics Manager will serve as our key liaison for financial reporting and analysis, working with our various stakeholders and constituents across the College and with the University budget office. This role is essential to providing strategic guidance to leadership, faculty, and staff on financial matters. This role will develop scenarios for short and long-term planning that align with university accounting standards and policies to support the fast-paced growth and structure of the College. The Finance and Analytics Manager will be charged with a lead role in developing analysis and consideration of issues of strategic importance to the direction of the College, including but not limited to, financial impact of decisions, business impact of contractual agreements, identifying key risks in decisions, and recommending and discussing the range of options available in a given situation.
The Finance and Analytics Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining a methodology in order to best represent the College's central administrative costs in each school's individual P&L's. They will propose reporting solutions to monitor and fulfill internal and external reporting requirements and play a key role in the annual budget development process and fiscal year close out.
As described, this position is highly collaborative, working closely with faculty, staff, and leadership across our three School's and centralized administrative units across the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Additionally, the Finance and Analytics Manager will provide financial oversight of operational budgets to the Dyson School and will work closely with other finance team members who cover personnel related expenses. The Finance and Analytics Manager will have supervisory responsibility over one direct report who will help both with financial models, SC Johnson College naming gift reconciliation, international contracts and other items related to operational budgets.
Bachelor's degree specializing in accounting, finance or business administration with at least 10 years of experience in financial analysis roles; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in finance positions.
Ability to develop and implement financial models and short and long-term plans (both strategic and operational) for College units.
Ability to design and develop reports that reflect metrics that will support the College's senior leadership members in their decision-making process.
Ability to manage and clearly present complex data and information, delivering key insights based upon thorough analysis.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook) and with financial modeling.
High attention to detail with the ability to work independently and prioritize among multiple deliverables in a changing environment.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required as this role is highly collaborative.
Demonstrated ability to take initiatives and to embrace uncertainties.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team while maintaining confidentiality.
MBA or related Master's degree.
Prior work experience in different Cornell University units.
Some knowledge of financial and data management systems, including, but not limited to, Kuali Financial System, Oracle BI, Workday, Longview and other relevant applications.
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This position is a full-time position based in Ithaca, NY, and is eligible for benefits. This role is eligible for full relocation assistance. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. If interested in applying please include a cover letter with your application.
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