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 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).
Under the general direction of the Finance Manager, and as a highly engaged and collaborative member of the greater finance team, the Associate Financial Analyst works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and leadership within the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business to provide financial oversight, budgeting, reporting, and analysis activities primarily related to non-sponsored research activities.
This position requires strong communication and collaboration with leadership, budget owners, and business partners to plan and execute financial activities. The Associate Financial Analyst will be expected to perform financial review, analysis, and transactional activities. S/he will prepare and provide customers with financial reports including profit and loss statements, revenue and expense trends. S/he will also provide backup and support to fellow team members as may be necessary to meet departmental demands and deadlines.
The Associate Financial Analyst assists with development and maintenance of documented standard operating procedures (SOPs). Additionally, s/he provides training and guidance to fellow team members, faculty, and staff on processes and best practices.
This position requires staying current in Cornell University and SC Johnson College of Business policies and procedures related to finance; participate in trainings through the Division of Financial Affairs (DFA).
No visa sponsorship available with this position
Associate's degree in Finance or equivalent with 2- 3 years of experience preferably in roles with responsibility in financial planning and budget development, analysis and reporting, financial management.
Must be able to compile, analyze, and report on complex financial data verbally and in writing.
Strong accounting, analytical and reporting skills, which includes demonstrated experience utilizing spreadsheets and databases.
Excellent customer service skills and demonstrated ability to communicate and work with a broad range of constituents.
Ability to be flexible and multi-task in a high-paced team environment and meet deadlines.
Must be able to work both independently and in team environments – both in leading and individual contributor roles – using judgment to escalate matters to management as necessary to resolve.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team and maintain confidentiality and discretion.
Strong attention to detail, organization skills, and prioritization skills.
Demonstrated accountability in all work responsibilities.
Demonstrated a high level of proficiency Excel and other standard office programs including MS Word and Power Point.
Must be flexible, adaptable, and comfortable working and contributing in an environment where change in process/procedures is the norm while maintaining a positive and productive demeanor.
Must be willing and able to enhance personal knowledge, skills, and abilities to grow and excel in the field.
Bachelor's degree in Finance or equivalent.
Expertise in Kuali Financial Systems (KFS), OBIEE dashboards and OBIEE Answers adhoc query development, and Longview strongly preferred
Familiarity with Cornell University or other higher education environment.
Typically lifts less than 10 lbs, Close visual concentration, Limited exposure to hazards
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Finance Specialist II
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