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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.
Under the direction of the Sr. Administrative Manager while working in conjunction with the CALS Financial Business Service Center (BSC), provide financial and accounting support to one or more College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Department(s). As a provider of financial services to the Department (s) and in conjunction with department administrative managers (AM), make appropriate judgments about financial activities in a manner that coincides with university policies as they relate to account management, grant and contract management, sponsored project accountability, college reporting, accountability for funds management, and proposal support.
Establish close working relationship(s) with administrative managers (AM), faculty, and staff. Establish and maintain close working relationships with the CALS BSC. Work within a team environment to provide the most efficient and streamlined processes for the department (s) and the college. Obtain sponsored programs certificate training and stay updated on changes in University policies and procedures as they relate to financial processes.
Within the Home Department: assist with the establishment, monitoring and projection of annual department budgets, department, gift and endowment accounts. Provide post-award Sponsored Fund research administration including set up and close out of accounts, set up and monitoring of effort distribution, cost share and subcontracts, compliance with sponsor and university policies, liaison with the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Sponsored Fund Accounting (SFA).
Work in partnership with CALS Finance Business Service Center to ensure that operations are structured to meet departmental needs. Work in partnership with Graduate Field Assistant (GFA) to track graduate student funding and appointments. Provide financial support to the College Capital Facilities.
Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Associates degree in business administration, organizational development, human relations, or related field and 2+ years of experience in an academic administrative role or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be able to understand and accurately apply account numbers, object codes, rules, and policies to transactions and understand impact on financial statements.
Must be able to compile, analyze, and report on complex financial data.
Must have previous experience in research administration, including understanding pre-proposal submission and post-award financial management.
Must have excellent customer service skills and demonstrated ability to communicate and work with a broad range of people. Attention to detail, organizational skills and prioritization skills are required.
Able to work quickly & 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.
Demonstrates accountability in all work responsibilities.
Demonstrate a high-level of proficiency with Excel, and experience with other standard office programs.
Must be comfortable working in an environment where change in process/procedures is the norm.
Proceed alone on regular tasks, consulting with supervisor on questionable situations.
Must be able to work independently while supporting the efforts of an overall team.
Must be able and willing to enhance personal knowledge, skills, and abilities as needed.
Bachelor's Degree preferred with 4 + years of concentrated experience in a financial office setting.
Strong working knowledge of Cornell contract budgeting and accounting policies and practices; grant and contract management; financial policies and procedures.
Proficient in use of Cornell administrative and financial computer applications such as OBIEE Dashboards, Kuali Financial System and Work Day.
Expertise in Excel.
Familiarity with Cornell University or other higher education environment.
Essential Physical Requirements: Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
Visual: Normal concentration
Hazards: Limited exposure
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