Sponsored Financial Services (SFS), a unit in the Division of Financial Affairs (DFA), provides post-award financial administration of approved sponsored grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements on behalf of Cornell University.
SFS is seeking a Financial Analyst to provide support for post award financial administration of the university's sponsored portfolio ensuring compliance with specific financial terms and conditions outlined in award documents as well as conformity with Federal Uniform Guidance (2CFR200) and University policies.
In this role, you will....
use data query and spreadsheet tools to obtain and manipulate large data sets and understand the impact on the university financial statements as well as university cost recovery
understand both external and internal compliance issues and be able to create procedures and trainings to promote institutional compliance
work with both internal and external auditors on financial statement, Federal Single Audit, and various internal and external audits
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 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 and OBIEE dashboard development
You will need...
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience including 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, Access, etc.) as well as query and analysis tools.
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.
Strong analytical skills and be able to apply logic to complex situations.
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
Work experience using Kuali Financial Systems (KFS), Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) or similar software applications is desirable
Higher education accounting experience and prior experience developing and delivering training
No Visa sponsorship available for this position.
No relocation assistance available for this position.
University Job Title:
Finance Specialist III
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