The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Infrastructure Properties and Planning is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors.
With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations.
All employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity; and supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.
IPP Finance and Information Technology is composed of two distinct departments:
The IT Department serves as stewards of Infrastructure Properties and Planning and Human Resources & Safety Services IT resources, data resources and policies. IPP IT is comprised of computing services and programming services. Computing services includes computer support and systems administration. Programming services main focus is the development and maintenance of specialized software systems that support IPP operations.
Finance is responsible for financial oversight, budgeting, forecasting, analysis, reporting and compliance. The team supports capital planning, projects and strategic use of funds. Strategic partners to the organization's leadership and operational line management in the development of new programs and services. Provide financial guidance for statutory, Contract College, general purpose, enterprise, designated and gift and endowment funds and accounting issues. Ensure the accuracy, completeness and integrity of the financials. We work collaboratively with the division of financial affairs, planning and budget and partners across campus.
Under the supervision of the Finance Manager, provide financial planning, analysis, and forecasting for facilities management. Provide financial management for the trades maintenance and corrective and preventative maintenance accounts. Multiple sources of funding and cost recovery methodologies are associated with this service. This position will work closely with the unit directors and managers to prepare monthly forecasting and quarterly / annual financial reporting for review by Associate Director of Budget. Act as the primary department resource (key point of contact) for financial information and expertise for units supported. Accountable for the financial integrity of the financial statements ensuring adherence to University Policy and procedures. Responsible for the detailed budget development for units supported and billing rate calculation and development including internal overhead cost recovery. Calculate and prepare headcount reports on a monthly basis.
Collaborate with team members on presentations for units supported. Reports prepared may be used in support of executive decisions or strategy development. Support audits for units supported. Interpret University financial policies and procedures to provide guidance to team members. Develop models for unit needs such as long-range forecasting. Prepare and analyze financial reports and trends to support management in achieving operating objectives. Recommend tools to assist in department reporting and metric processing. Provide data analysis to inform decision making. Participate in streamlining efforts to improve service delivery and increase automation of financial reporting.
Prepare and analyze trade billing activity reports for productivity and cost recovery impact. Responsible for assisting in and influencing decisions concerning policy setting, research planning or students. Position develops and maintains professional working relationships with other Cornell departments. This includes, but is not limited to, the Division of Financial Affairs, the Division of Planning and Budget, and the University Business Service Center (UBSC).
Ours is a values-based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. Employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
Bachelors degree with 3 - 5 years experience or equivalent.
Experience in accounting or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to develop complex financial models, preform appropriate data analysis, budget and forecasting, and general ledger reconciliations.
Strong Interpersonal, communication, and organization skills and the ability to work in a team environment are required.
Masters degree in accounting or finance strongly preferred in addition to five to seven years of in-depth analytical, forecasting and budget experience.
Experience in a Cost Accounting role.
Training in financial management and cost accounting principles or equivalent experience desired.
Computer software proficiency and expertise, proficient in the use of MS Office Suite with a strong emphasis on Excel.
Prefer candidates familiar with Cornell policies, on-line accounting systems (Kuali) and OBIEE Answers.
Cornell University provides excellent benefits that include professional development, access to many wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options and generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, health and personal leave; 12 paid holidays (including end of year winter break), and great retirement options. Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more benefit information, check out the link: https://hr.cornell.edu
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