CIS is a college-level unit founded in recognition that computing is an essential tool in almost every scientific and scholarly discipline. It is a community of people committed to tackling some of the world's biggest challenges by working together across multiple colleges and two Cornell campuses. . CIS is home to the three academic departments that power the information economy: Computer Science, Information Science and Statistic. It is known for bold new ideas expressed in deep mathematics, innovative software systems, ground breaking textbooks, inspiring curricula, imaginative experiments, and entrepreneurial and commercial impact. The synergies among faculty, researchers and students make CIS more than the sum of its parts Student interest in computing related courses continues to fuel CIS growth in faculty, graduate students and related staffing support.
The CIS Sponsored Research Administration Center (SRAC) delivers pre and post award research management and planning support to CIS Principal Investigators conducting interdisciplinary research ($17M annual sponsored expenditures; $11M faculty discretionary funds; $60M central/dept budget total). The typical CIS PI research profile is collaborative and multi-sponsored.
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The Research Administrator (RA) role oversees sponsor reporting, develops complex financial reports to meet PI/unit needs and sponsor guidelines; and supports unit financial management and reporting. The RA manages a designated portfolio of CIS PI sponsored awards, gifts and other funding, providing comprehensive post-award financial services, sponsored and gift funds management; analysis and reporting; financial accounting; compliance and stewardship of faculty resources. Working across multiple financial systems and software platforms, monitors, interprets, reports and resolves faculty financial issues; RA responsibilities include:
Analyze sponsoredaward and giftrequirements,developingfinancialreports and detailed forecasting tomeetPI and unit needsas well assponsorandcompliance requirements.
5-7 years of financial/accounting management and office experience. Project management experience is preferred. Experience with Cornell policies and procedures in the areas of grant and contract management, accounting, purchasing, and/or accounts payable. Knowledge and expertise in the use of Cornell on-line systems: KFS, KFS and RA Dashboards, OSP Portal. Knowledge and expertise in use of sponsor systems such as NSF Fastlane, Grants.gov, Workspace, and NIH Commons.
Visa and relocation assistance are not available with this position.
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