The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Infrastructure Properties and Planning is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors.
With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations.
All employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity; and supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.
IPP Finance and Information Technology is composed of two distinct departments:
The IT Department serves as stewards of Infrastructure Properties and Planning and Human Resources & Safety Services IT resources, data resources and policies. IPP IT is comprised of computing services and programming services. Computing services includes computer support and systems administration. Programming services main focus is the development and maintenance of specialized software systems that support IPP operations.
Finance is responsible for financial oversight, budgeting, forecasting, analysis, reporting and compliance. The team supports capital planning, projects and strategic use of funds. Strategic partners to the organization's leadership and operational line management in the development of new programs and services. Provide financial guidance for statutory, Contract College, general purpose, enterprise, designated and gift and endowment funds and accounting issues. Ensure the accuracy, completeness and integrity of the financials. We work collaboratively with the division of financial affairs, planning and budget and partners across campus.
The Capital Projects accounting team provides accounting services related to facilities for the Cornell Ithaca Campus, Cornell Tech, NYC, as well as other Cornell Facilities throughout the State of New York.
This position serves as the subject matter expert for information and advice related to capital project accounting procedures as well as providing invoice payment transactions in support of this area. This position prepares reports for matters related to capital projects and contract payments (e.g., Account Status Reports and various ad hoc reports).
This position requires competency in use of software applications and multiple databases (data-entry and data-mining). This position is responsible for helping to ensure that the Capital Project Accounting group's compliance obligations and responsibilities are satisfied (including contract documentation, budget availability, processing accuracy / timeliness, and account coding). This position has process improvement responsibilities, individually, and as a topic-related team-member (e.g., system enhancements, migrations, and interfaces; procedural reviews, recommendations, and documentation; and identification / resolution of transactional-related issues, as they arise).
The position works closely with project managers to oversee project budgets and daily accounting activities. This position is responsible for supporting University Policy and compliance with Contractual terms and conditions.
All employees are accountable for supporting the FS organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity; and supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.
Associates Degree or 2 – 3 years related experience, including background experience in accounting, purchasing and facilities related field. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment required. Required experience with general ledger entries and queries, spreadsheet development, word processing and database programs to facilitate daily operations. Microsoft word, excel, and outlook experience are specifically required. Acute visual concentration needed for preparation and analysis of documents.
Experience with interpreting and manipulating Kuali Financial System, e-Builder, Maximo, Spend Viz, e-Shop, Cornell University Policies and the use of other related University systems.
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Accounts Rep IV
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