Cornell Cooperative Extension College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Ithaca, New York
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) 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 probe 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.
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) provides the educational outreach functions for Cornell University's role as New York State's Land Grant University. Programmatically, Cornell Cooperative Extension connects the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Human Ecology (CHE) with 56 off-campus Associations, Integrated Pest Management, New York State Sea Grant, Area Specialists, and CCE New York City (Off-Campus Extension).
The Finance Team within Cornell Cooperative Extension works in a complex system of University-related functions and statutory oversight of Off-Campus Extension. Together, the system includes over 1,900 employees. The Finance Team comprises approximately 6 staff and oversees finance activity within Extension Administration and Off-Campus Extension.
As a member of the Finance Team, you will provide guidance and advice in support of management for grant and contract operations. You will coordinate the pre-award and post-award review of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Area Program funded projects while working with project directors and finance staff in CCE Administration, CCE Associations, or in Cornell University departments to ensure compliance. Additionally, your responsibilities will include:
Providing high-level technical and financial advice relating to grant and college funds for the fiscal operation of CCE Area Programs.
Advising and assisting principal investigators/project directors with submitting revised budgets, extension requests, issuing subcontracts and independent contractor agreements
Preparing financial reports.
Assisting in the development, organization, and maintenance of up-to-date budgets.
Reconciling transactions with approved budgets for grants, contracts in area programs.
Preparing grant and contract findings for internal and external audits in collaboration with supervisor.
Monitoring sponsored/non-sponsored project accounts, deficit control and analysis, and account termination processes; bringing discrepancies to supervisor.
This position is full-time (39 hours/week) and will be located in Ithaca, New York.
Associates degree and 2+ years of relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Financial knowledge and bookkeeping (general ledger) experience.
Excellent computer skills utilizing Windows-based Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint.
Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills required.
Knowledge of federal/state regulations governing accountability and expenditures.
Discretion in dealing with confidential matters essential.
Excellent customer service skills and demonstrated ability to communicate with a broad range of people.
Ability to work effectively and independently under pressure, apply sound judgment in accomplishing tasks, ability to balance conflicting priorities and meet deadlines, and to adhere to policies and procedures.
Must be able to adapt to changes in procedures and processes.
Must be able to successfully complete and maintain certification in Cornell's Accounting Certification Program.
Associates or Bachelor's degree in business or accounting.
Working knowledge in grant and contract area.
Familiarity with the Cornell accounting systems.
Familiarity with Office of Sponsored Projects Portal, ADW/BRIO, Web Financials, JEMS (Journal Entry Management system), purchasing requisitions and orders, voucher preparation, E-Shop and APPS (Automated Procurement and Payment system).
Knowledge of independent contractor processing.
Previous experience developing web resources and presentations helpful.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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