Participate in a team facilitating Cornell's world-class faculty-led research by providing post award financial administration of sponsored funds, overseeing an aggregate portfolio of $400M in activity/year. Primary responsibilities include oversight of financial activity on sponsored accounts, ensuring compliance with specific financial terms and conditions outlined in award documents as well as conformity with Federal Uniform Guidance (2CFR200) and University policies.
Provide financial research administration training as needed to team members as well as University-wide. Work closely with the Office of Sponsored Program's Grant and Contract Officers in order to ensure financial accuracy and compliance with sponsor requirements. Be available to a wide range of federal, state, university, corporate and non-profit sponsors with financial inquiries/concerns. Represent Sponsored Financial Services (SFS) on relevant committees across campus.
Identify areas of process and system improvement and advocate for implementation through participation in initiatives such as Kuali Financial System.
This position requires close collaboration with staff at Weill Cornell Medicine, the Office of Sponsored Programs, University Audit Office, Division of Financial Affairs (DFA), especially Sponsored Financial Services, Cost Analysis and Capital Assets, Accounting and Financial Systems Administration and Financial Reporting, and other university departments.
Bachelor degree with at least three or more years of accounting related experience and/or four or more years of business related experience.
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, etc.) as well as Query and Analysis tools (Hyperion/Brio/Oracle).
Excellent technical and communication skills, ability to resolve issues in a timely manner, and excellent organizational skills and attention to detail will also be required.
Must be able to work independently with limited supervision.Successful candidate will possess strong analytical skills, and be able to apply logic to complex situations.
Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks of varying complexity and urgency.
Academic degree with emphasis in accounting or business preferable.
Direct experience in financial, fund, or cost accounting as well as prior contract and grant experience strongly preferred.
Work experience using Kuali Financial Systems (KFS), Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Access or similar software applications is desirable, Higher education accounting experience and prior experience developing and delivering training is desirable.
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