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What is Cornell University and the Division of Budget and Planning? Cornell University, unique among peers, is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, and a member of the Ivy League. The Division for Budget and Planning is responsible for developing planning assumptions, preparing the Cornell campus operating and capital budgets, consolidating the Ithaca campus, Cornell Tech, and the Weill Cornell Medical College operating and capital budgets. This office also facilitates campus space planning, manages the capital project budget planning and approval processes, and serves as the home of institutional research and planning which leads Cornell in its reaccreditation and affirmation processes and response to external surveys and reporting. The Division is also involved in creating and maintaining automated tools to facilitate budgeting and planning, providing oversight for its ongoing improvement of campus administrative functions, and assisting in the formulation of institutional policies and organizational stewardship.
What you will do:
Reporting to the Vice President for Budget and Planning, the Senior Financial Analyst is a key position that will serve as a special advisor and analyst on issues that have a broad impact on campus-wide operations and strategic initiatives. He/she will liaise with peer financial analysts and strategists in the Division of Financial Affairs, the University Budget Office, Facilities and Campus Services, and University colleges and units to align and coordinate financial reporting, reconciliations and analysis. It is important this role cultivates and facilitates effective relationships with internal and external constituencies to advance the Division objectives in support of the University's teaching and research mission.
The position will provide guidance and insight to select administrative leaders on budget and planning related financial matters and develop scenarios for short and long term planning that align with university accounting standards and policies while supporting the growth and structure of the University. The senior financial analyst will support the strategic development, high-level analysis and recommendations for and oversight of budget strategy.
Working independently, this role will be expected to plan, organize and conduct research supporting the analytical details that impact university budget-related financials, such as staying on top of current events, financial markets, industry trends and peer analysis. He/she will be expected to lead conversations, projects and initiatives in support for programming, new reporting, updated analyses and implementation strategies that support prudent and innovative financial outcomes.
This position is located in Ithaca, New York. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the successful applicant will be expected to work on the Ithaca campus, although they may be permitted perform a portion of their work remotely in the United States.
The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.
What you will be:
You will be a people person who has a solid financial acumen, strong emotional intelligence, strong diplomacy, impeccable judgment, integrity, strategic thinking, innovative practices and the ability to problem solve. Also, we work as a team here, so collaboration is key!
Additionally, you will have:
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business administration with at least 5 years of experience in a financial analysis role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in the development and implementation of financial models and long term plans (both strategic and operational); Ability to thoughtfully design and develop reports that reflect metrics that will support the senior leadership members in their decision-making process
Proven ability to manage complex data and information and conclude key insights based upon thorough analysis; Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
Effective ability to work independently and prioritize among multiple deliverables in a changing environment
Demonstrated ability to take initiatives and to embrace uncertainties; Ability to work effectively as part of a team while maintaining confidentiality
Effective communication and inter-personal skills are required; Ability to write clear and concise analytical comments; High attention to detail
If you have all those things, great! We have a few more things that we would prefer you to have, but it's ok if you don't.
MBA or related Master's degree.
Proven success as a senior analyst in a complex and diverse organization with higher education experience, state budgeting, contract and grant understanding.
Knowledge of financial and data management systems, including, but not limited to, Kuali Financial System, Oracle BI, Workday, Longview and other relevant applications
Knowledge of research techniques and statistical principles and procedures.
Familiarity with the principles of position control and budgetary alignment; Ability to define problem areas, collect data, perform preliminary analyses and make appropriate recommendation.
What we offer:
Great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 university paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
An active and diverse community to work and thrive in! Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests!
No Visa sponsorship available for this position.
University Job Title:
Finance Specialist IV
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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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