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The Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science is a community
of people committed to tackling some of the world's biggest challenges by
working together across multiple colleges and two Cornell campuses. Bowers CIS
is home to the three academic departments that power the information economy:
Computer Science, Information Science, Statistics, and Data Science. It also
shares faculty with Cornell Tech, and is a partner in the department of
Computational Biology. The college is known for bold new ideas expressed in
innovative software, groundbreaking textbooks, inspiring curricula,
imaginative high-impact research and scholarship, and entrepreneurial and
commercial engagement. The synergies among faculty, researchers and students
make CIS more than the sum of its parts. Bowers CIS is responding to
tremendous growth in student interest by continuing to increase faculty by an
additional 33% in the next five years, as well as increasing staff
infrastructure. Design is starting on a new building to accommodate this
growth, providing space for innovative research and teaching initiatives.
The Bowers CIS annual operating budget and faculty funding includes: $76M
central/dept budget, $15M annual sponsored expenditures, and $4M faculty gifts
and discretionary funds. The CIS Director of Finance and Budget is responsible
for the college budget and reporting on all funds, ensuring consistent
accounting practices and accounting and financial management training across
the college. The accounts representative V lead position manages college and
department financial activities, under the supervision of the Bowers CIS
Director of Finance and Budget.
Reporting to the Bowers CIS Director of Finance and Budget, the accounts
representative lead position manages college and department financial
activities. We are seeking a professional, who thrives in change, with
demonstrated expertise in accounting and finance to create and maintain
spreadsheets/databases, analyze financial data and create ad hoc reports, and
proactively develop best practices. The successful candidate will be an
effective communicator with proven success in problem solving and researching
issues, as well as developing strategies to respond.
As a member of the college finance team, the successful candidate will be part
of a team leading change and implementing best practices in an organization
with growth and change in its DNA. In partnership with the finance team, this
Interpret, inform, and apply university policies, procedures and
practices, as well as address complex matters to meet strategic and
operational objectives across the college departments and central offices
Maintain audit compliance, ensuring that internal controls are developed,
monitored and maintained in partnership with the college fiscal team
Serve as an organizing member of the Bowers CIS Finance Group, as well as
college and university ad hoc committees.
Associate's degree and 4 to 6 years of relevant work experience or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Accounting experience and/or formal coursework in accounting applications
Must be able to compile, analyze, and report on complex data.
Proven ability to work effectively in a team-based, fast-paced
environment; maintain confidentiality
Able to work quickly & effectively under pressure, use judgement in
accomplishing tasks, balance conflicting priorities, and make decisions
from a range of choices.
Must be comfortable working in an environment where change in
process/procedures is the norm.
Proceed alone on regular tasks, consulting with supervisor on questionable
Must be able to work independently while supporting the efforts of the
Must be able and willing to enhance personal knowledge, skills and
abilities as needed
Excellent communication (oral/written), organization, attention to
detail. Demonstrated success in prioritizing & managing multiple projects
of varying complexity & urgency
Proficiency with computer applications - MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access;
Successful completion of the University Administrative Systems online
training including, Workday, Kuali, OBIEE Answers or similar training will
be required within a reasonable period of time (generally within 3
Bachelor's degree preferred
Experience managing and interpreting business policies.
Demonstrated proficiency in reporting and extracting information from data
What we offer:
The opportunity to work with a dynamic group of people in a high-growth
organization where employee development is promoted.
Flexible hybrid work model
A broad set of competitive benefits under the Endowed program, including
educational opportunities, access to virtual wellness programs, health
care options, 3 weeks of paid vacation, 13 paid holidays, and superior
retirement contributions. https: // hr.cornell.edu/benefits-pay
This position is not available for relocation assistance or VISA
University Job Title:
Accounts Rep V
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Prior relevant work or industry experience.
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
Unique applicable skills.
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