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Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) provides leadership in patient care, education, clinical investigation and scientific innovation. As part of an educational institution, the CUHA includes the Companion Animal, Equine, Nemo Farm Animal, Janet Swanson Wildlife, Ambulatory, and Ruffian Equine Specialists Hospitals that provides clinical care for 24,500 patient visits per year. This includes 16,500 dogs, 3,000 cats, and 2,500 exotic pets, birds, and wildlife. The Equine Hospitals have roughly 2,500 patient visits per year and the Ambulatory and Production Medicine Services sees 40,000 horses, cattle, sheep, goats and other farm animals per year on local farms near Ithaca.
As part of the CUHA Office of Hospital Business Operations, in a service-oriented environment this position is an integral member of the team and provides financial, budget, and reporting support to the Finance Director and Hospital Director. Work closely with the Finance Director to prepare timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and yearend financial reports, including the annual budget. Serve as CUHA's subject matter expert for all financial reporting and budget systems. Provide in depth and complex financial analysis, ad-hoc reporting and assist with financial presentations. Additionally, this role will be a liaison between CUHA and the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and develop and maintain excellent working relationships, a broad understanding of the area of responsibility and broad knowledge of Cornell University Hospital for Animal (CUHA) practices.
This position supports the various hospitals that provide 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. This position requires flexibility to insure that adequate patient care and service needs are provided without interruption or exception and may include University and calendar holiday coverage to meet business needs.
Work independently and as an effective member of the administrative team; promotes quality in all tasks; supports the goals of the organization in a professional manner; creates a professional atmosphere.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Ensure cash control areas of the varies hospitals remain in compliance with the Cornell University Audit, as well as with cash control policies/federal regulations used in daily reconciliation, deposit preparation, and other financial internal controls.
- Work closely with the Accounting Service Center and CVM Budget Office to monitor financial performance throughout the fiscal year.
- Work with internal clients and the general public on financial aspects of Hospital Caseload by exercising a high level of professionalism and discretion in dealing with sensitive and confidential information involving clients' financial and medical record data
- Analyze and develop, enhance, and maintain various customized reports to support key metric, trend analyses, and financial reporting in support of leadership decision-making.
- Ensure data integrity of financial data and structure to support financial and reporting needs
- Assist Director of Finance and Administration with annual budget process as well as month end, quarterly and annual reporting needs as requested.
- Supervises the daily activities of one Accounts Rep., ensuring compliance with all transactions, AR and deposits; provide excellent communication and constructive feedback while promoting positive employee relations, troubleshoot problems and concerns in collaboration with Director and HR Office.
Formal training of two years, two years of college coursework, or Associate's degree in Accounting or Business related field with 2-3 years of relevant accounting experience involving conducting business with the general public in all forms of written and oral communication. Must have demonstrated experience in Cash control/Loss Exposure, AR and areas of Financial Accounting & Reporting. Ability to compile, analyze and report on complex financial data. Must have advanced knowledge of excel spreadsheets including charts, graphs and pivots tables, PowerPoint, databases, communications programs and the internet. Must have the ability to easily and simply communicate with key stakeholders analysis trends and other financial information. Must be able to work independently with little guidance, have demonstrated ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines and be detail oriented and organized. Must be discreet and maintain sound judgment while insuring strict confidentiality. A major portion of this position requires a considerable amount of mathematical accuracy, analytical logic and a strong knowledge of University accounting methods and procedures along with mastery of UVIS, the Hospital's management program. This position also plays a key role in implementation of new or revised accounting systems, procedures and records. Adapts well to and is energized by change whilst maintaining focus on key business goals and personal objectives. Proven ability to interpret and apply policy and producers. Required to interact with internal and external constituents in a professional manner at all times. Ability to work effectively in a highly complex, diverse, changing environment.
Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business administration, or related field. Experience in a large, complex academic enterprise environment with at least five years of relevant experience in areas of banking, financial management or consumer credit. In addition:
- Strong written and verbal communication, including technical writing skills
- Ability to conduct cost/benefit analysis
- Modeling techniques and methods/business computing
- Experience in data mining techniques and business intelligence reporting, including writing efficient and accurate SQL queries to extract data for operations.
Successful completion of the Cornell Accounting Certification Program, Department of Financial Affairs' (DFA) Customer Service Program, DFA Cashiering Course and other pertinent University instruction as well as experience with existing Cornell Systems such as Kuali, Longview, Tableau, Dashboards, Edocs, Workday and On-Line Payables would be a plus.
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University Job Title:Finance Specialist II
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Donna Patykula
Number of Openings:1
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