The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business (JCB) is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools: The Hotel School, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The College delivers undergraduate, graduate, and professional business programs creating a collaborative, comprehensive business management program that preserves the excellence of all three schools while uniting the faculty and students. JCB is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, with 145 research faculty and nearly 2,900 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. JCB has a collection of areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution and an unparalleled resource base from which to draw—both within JCB and within Cornell (including Cornell Tech).
The Finance and Budget Assistant, in collaboration with the Finance Manager, is responsible for supporting the Johnson Graduate School, the Hotel School and the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Central Departments with reporting, analysis, budgeting and transactional activities for all compensation, the Johnson PhD Program, non-grant and contract teaching and research accounts, and faculty awards. As a key member of the finance team, participate in the annual budget, forecast, and year-end close actives. Maintain current financial models to provide reporting monthly and quarterly budget to actuals and trends to key constituents. Serve as the primary Compensation Finance Partner in Workday ensuring timely and accurate costing of salary and other compensation payments. Provide backup and support to fellow team members as may be necessary to meet departmental demands and deadlines.
Stay current in Cornell University policies and procedures related to finance and HR; participate in trainings through the Division of Financial Affairs (DFA) This position requires strong communication and collaboration with leadership, budget owners, and business partners to plan and execute activities. Strict confidentially and ethical judgment is critical at all times.
Formal training beyond a HS Diploma of 1 to 2 years, 2 years college coursework, or Associates Degree; more than 4 years and less than 6 years' experience.
Accounting experience and/or formal coursework in accounting applications is required.
Experience working with budgets.
Must be able to compile, analyze, and report on moderately complex data.
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 judgement in accomplishing tasks, balance conflicting priorities, and make decisions from a range of choices.
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 the overall team.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Excel and Word as well as financial and data management systems.
High ethical standards including confidentiality.
Must be willing and able to enhance personal knowledge, skills, and abilities to grow and excel in the field.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
2 – 4 years' experience, in a financial office setting, preferably in a higher education setting.
Experience with human resources and compensation processed, policies and laws.
Experience in Excel, Workday, Kuali Financial Systems (KFS), OBIEE dashboards and OBIEE Answers.
Familiarity with Cornell University or other higher education environment.
Understanding of Cornell policies and procedures related to financial processing and management.
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