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The College of Agriculture and Life Science 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 prove 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.
This is a 39 hour per week position located in the Administrative Service Center (ASC) at the Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, NY.
As a member of the ASC team, perform finance related activities to support business functions within a shared workgroup. This would include, and not limited to receiving and responding to phone calls from vendors, prepping procurement requests and placing departmental and unit supply orders, advising on system use for travel reimbursements, handling account receivable functions including processing credit card transactions via VeriFone for various enterprise operations, service facilities and recharge centers, arrange for vendor payments and general accounting tasks as assigned by supervisor. Maintain databases and run reports. Apply appropriate account distributions on routine financial documents prior to processing. Collaborate with supervisor to periodically review standard operating procedures to ensure that they are up to date and accurate, and suggest revisions as needed. Research account discrepancies, compile data for fiscal reports as requested and generate ledger reconciliations and submit correction docs as needed. Support physical inventory process by processing new assets, transfers and disposals. Work with central University offices to ensure accurate use of all university systems. Work directly with faculty and staff to resolve any questions or issues regarding transactions and financial policies.
Formal training beyond HS Diploma and 2-4 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of accounting experience in an office setting. Proven and demonstrated proficiency with computer applications; Proficiency with Microsoft products including spreadsheets, databases, and word processing software essential. Must be able to understand and accurately apply account numbers, object codes, rules, and policies to transactions and understand impact on financial statements as well as initiate and complete reconciliations. Must have excellent customer service skills and demonstrated ability to communicate and work with a broad range of people.
Ability to manage multiple and competing deadlines concurrently.
Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and prioritization skills. Able to work quickly and effectively under pressure, use judgment in accomplishing tasks that are urgent or of a sensitive or confidential nature; balance conflicting priorities, and make decisions from a range of choices. Able to seek assistance with conflicting priorities, and follow establish business rules. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be comfortable working in an environment where change in process/procedures is the norm. Must be able to successfully work well with a variety of diverse people, including but not limited to faculty, staff, and students. Proceed alone on regular tasks, consulting with supervisor on questionable situations. Ability to work in a team environment; to be an effective contributor to the team organization and the ability to work with other team members in a positive atmosphere. Must be able and willing to enhance personal knowledge, skills, and abilities as needed. Must be able to adapt to changes in procedures and processes. Be responsive to change, offer and accept assistance, support and provide feedback to others in a collaborative cooperative and team-oriented manner. Must be willing and able to successfully complete and maintain certification in Cornell's Accounting Certification Program and Kuali training.
Experience with Cornell University policies and procedures in the areas of Purchasing, Accounting, and Accounts Payable/Receivable. Experience with Cornell University Kuali Financial System.
No relocation assistance is available for this position.
No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
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Accounts Rep III
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