The mission of the Department of Clinical Sciences is to promote teaching, research, and service in the field of veterinary medicine. In doing so, we provide clinical expertise and excellence in teaching throughout the curriculum; conduct excellent research which will enhance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of animal disease, promote animal health and productivity, and take advantage of our unique access to naturally-occurring clinical disease in order to explore mechanisms of fundamental importance to biomedical science; and provide excellent clinical service to the profession and community as well as a focus of veterinary clinical expertise to the College and University. The finance specialist will provide comprehensive financial management of an annual budget approximating 12M that includes ~500 restricted and unrestricted accounts.
Responsibilities will included, but not limited to:
Provide specialized funds management, planning and budgeting, analysis and reporting, financial accounting, compliance and stewardship of resources; provide opportunities for faculty regarding their budgets in a proactive manner;
Possess strong technical skills in finance and financial systems, understand business and financial issues and obtain data to create reports and projections that keeps management informed;
Develop complex financial analyses and forecasts for Department Chair and Directory of Business Operations in support of short- and long-range unit initiatives;
Apply expertise in interpreting and applying University policies, procedures and practices to address complex matters to meet strategic and operational objectives;
Ensure that internal controls are developed, monitored, and maintained;
Manage departmental annual facilities inventory and annual effort certification
Appoint graduate students
Independently manage all accounts; monitor and manage salary recovery and cost share on all sponsored accounts;
Manage and coordinate the data entry of the annual budget process;
Resource for Principal Investigator pre-award budget development and questions; manage post-award account activity adhering to compliance matters
Act as primary contact and local expert for faculty, staff, students and researchers on departmental financial matters;
Share expertise, develop best practices and communicate information to the team in a leadership role.
The incumbent will also oversee the Sr. Grant and Contract Coordinator Position and the Material and Safety Coordinator position.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business with a finance focus; at least 3 years of experience in financial planning and budget development, analysis and reporting, financial management, and program coordination; or equivalent combination of education and applicable professional work experience in accounting, finance, business, or research administration .Demonstrated experience using reasoning skills and sound judgment in the identification and investigation of complexities, trends and variances.Ability to independently plan and prioritize responsibilities to meet competing deadlines while working under pressure.Highly developed accounting, analytical and reporting skills, which includes demonstrated experience utilizing spreadsheets and databases (Excel), as well as complex data applications (KFS, ID&R Dashboards, Peoplesoft, Workday, etc.) and delivery systems (WebFin II or similar data query tools). Superior customer service and communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly, confidently and concisely in verbal and written formats to a wide variety of constituents.Ability to negotiate and advocate effectively and tactfully.Ability to work effectively as part of a team.Demonstrated commitment to professional development for self.
Master's degree in accounting, finance or business with a finance focus.Cornell experience with grant applications, access OSP portal and disbursement process and/or funds management; Longview Budget System.
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Finance Specialist III
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