| The ILR School is seeking a Grant Contract Associate for the ILR Sponsored Research Office (ILRSRO) within the ILR Office of Financial Operations and Budget Planning of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. The ILRSRO coordinates the pre- and post-award processes for sponsored research, administers the college's sponsored funds, executes budget development and implementation, and supports faculty and staff in all aspects of sponsored research activity development, training, and administration.|
This position reports to the Manager, ILRSRO, and will be responsible for both pre-award and post-award activities for ILR. Activities include providing comprehensive financial and administrative services, proposal and award oversight, and guidance in: sponsored funds management, planning and budgeting, analysis and reporting, financial accounting, compliance and stewardship of resources. The incumbent will administer accounts, analyze data, create and approve budgets and other financial documents, as well as prepare budgets, financial analyses and forecasts, financial reports and charts, such as semi-annual sponsored activity and indirect cost rate recovery reports for the Director and Associate Dean. In addition to strong technical skills in finance and financial systems, the position is expected to understand business and financial issues and be able to obtain data to create reports and projections to inform management of financial performance, trends, or anomalies.
To be successful in this position, the incumbent will need to maintain close working relationships with faculty and staff in ILR departments as well as personnel in the Office of Sponsored Programs, the University Budget Office, and the Division of Financial Affairs.
This position will communicate regularly with faculty and staff, both within and outside of ILR; respond to inquiries and provide guidance on the possible impact of management decisions this position's areas of responsibility; interpret University policies and procedures as they relate to sponsored research and fiscal activities; and communicate requirements and train faculty and staff on procedures.
- Bachelor's in accounting or business administration or equivalent combination of education and work experience
- 3 years of financial/accounting experience
- Excellent customer service skills and ability to build and maintain effective working relations with a wide range of constituents
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail is critical
- Ability to work independently under minimal supervision in a demanding environment.
- Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse clientele
- Strong organizational, analytical, and communications skills necessary
- Advanced proficiency with computer applications for financial management and reporting
- Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite applications: Excel, Word, and Outlook
- Sound judgment, excellent reasoning and decision making skills, and ability to work with diverse personalities
- Ability to work under pressure and with a great deal of autonomy and personal initiative; and keenly developed organizational and time management skills
- Demonstrated ability to handle both sensitive and confidential materials with tact, diplomacy and advocacy in a highly professional manner.
- Proven ability to successfully balance multiple assignments and conflicting priorities, and make decisions from a range of choices while adhering to proper policies and procedures
- Ability to work quickly and effectively under pressure within a fast-paced office environment where change in process and procedures is the norm
- Successful completion of the Research Administration Certification Program or similar training will be required within a reasonable period of time (generally within 12 months)
- Minimum of five years of finance and accounting experience, with at least two years at Cornell
- Prior experience with sponsored project proposal preparation, submission, and administration
- Five to seven years in Sponsored Fund management or applicable University policy and accounting practice
- Experience with Cornell policies and procedures in the areas of sponsored program management, financial management, budgeting, independent contractors, purchasing, accounting, and accounts payable.
- Extensive experience with University Administrative Systems including Kuali, OBIEE Answers, OSP Portal, Longview and other University financial and budget applications.
No relocation assistance or visa sponsorship provided for this position.
When applying, please attach a cover letter and resume.
University Job Title:Grant Contract Associate
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Tonya Eiklor
Number of Openings:1
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