Assist the Director of the College of Arts & Sciences Business Service Center (BSC) with policy and procedure development, records maintenance, and staff training. The Assistant Manager will work closely with the University accounting office and College departments to resolve complex problems and to determine best processes for payments. Provide policy interpretation and direction on a wide variety of financial transactions to other BSC and departmental financial staff.
Authorize a large number of financial transactions on a variety of fund sources including restricted gifts and sponsored funds. Provide guidance and assistance to 40 academic departments and programs in KFS edoc creation and related transfers. Create and assist in reporting functions across the College and with the post-award administration of sponsored funds. Serve as back-up to the Director and other BSC Accounts Assistants.
Associate's Degree with additional 2-3 years of experience or equivalent combination required. Experience with KFS financial system, OBIEE Dashboards, eShop, and legacy Cornell purchasing and payment systems required. Must have excellent customer service skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people. Attention to detail and organizational skills are critical. Must have the ability to work quickly, effectively under pressure, use judgment and confidentiality in accomplishing tasks that are urgent or of a sensitive nature; balance conflicting priorities, and make decisions from a range of choices. Must be comfortable working in an environment where change in procedures is the norm. Expert knowledge of Cornell policies and procedures in the areas of purchasing, accounting, and accounts payable is preferred. Experience and knowledge of sponsored policies and procedures is helpful. Experience in accounting and reporting oversight at the academic department level is preferred. Experience with computer applications - MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access; FileMaker, etc. preferred.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been selected. To be considered, please submit both cover letter and resume. We expect interviews to begin in late-August with an anticipated start date in mid-September.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Relocation assistance is not provided.
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