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The College of Veterinary Medicine's Accounting Service Center (ASC) is composed of two teams with a total of 20 team members. In a team-focused, fast-paced, demanding, and continuously evolving environment, serve as a member of the CVM ASC's Service Team, under very general supervision. Provide high-level financial support to assigned department clientele, demanding a high level of customer service support and frequent deadlines.
Developing and maintaining valuable and productive relationships and provide exceptional customer service;
Coordinating, monitoring, and providing comprehensive accounting, purchasing, financial and reporting support for the Animal Health Diagnostic Center and other departments within CVM;
Monitoring and verifying all accounts for assigned departments, running account balance reports for department meetings, and reconciling accounts appropriately;
Maintaining integrity of spreadsheets and improving or designing reports, as necessary;
Assisting departmental staff and faculty in efficiently executing the entire purchasing process, reviewing and compiling travel related expenses for reimbursements, preparation and approval of various edocs while utilizing appropriate University systems, e.g., eShop, I Want Doc, Image Now, KFS, procurement card
Monitoring and approving financial transactions up to $5,000 while working closely with the Finance Specialist and Director to ensure compliance and consistency with each transaction;
Understanding and accurately applying account numbers to transactions and understanding the impact on financial statements.
Establishing new accounts, sub-accounts and sub-object codes.
Must be able to effectively communicate and work closely with all audiences including daily interaction with all levels of University personnel, including, but not limited to, Division of Financial Affairs, Procurement and Payment Services and Sponsored Financial Services. Responsible for interpreting and advising on an array of University policies and procedures. Must be able to work effectively under pressure with a high degree of professionalism and concentration, demonstrating sound judgment and knowledge in accomplishing tasks that are urgent or of a sensitive or confidential nature; balance conflicting priorities and make decisions from a range of choices while adhering to proper policies and procedures. Must perform all aspects of position within a team atmosphere. Must be comfortable working in an environment where change in process/procedures is common.
Associate's degree in Accounting/Business or related field with 2 to 4 years of experience in finance/business management or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Experience with software applications – specifically Microsoft Excel and Word. Expertise in preparing a variety of complex ad hoc and standard financial reports. Exceptional customer service skills are essential to this position, as well as strong oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail. Must be able to handle confidential materials and sensitive information with the utmost tact and discretion. Establishing appropriate individual priorities and demonstrating initiative and self-direction to follow through on all areas of responsibility and functioning as part of the team are required. Must demonstrate a positive and professional attitude with a commitment to innovative and creative thought processes as well as a continuous growth and learning mindset. Ability to function effectively under pressure, demonstrating sound judgment while ensuring adherence to University policies and procedures is required. Must be comfortable working in an environment where change in process/procedures is common.
Bachelor's Degree in related field is desirable (Accounting/Business or Administrative).Experience with Microsoft Outlook.Experience with Cornell accounting environment and policies and procedures in the areas of purchasing, accounting, and accounts payable preferred.Experience with Cornell's on-line systems that include:li Financial System (KFS), OBIEE dashboards, Image Now, travel system, and eShop.
*** As a note Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
*** Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
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