Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Effective immediately, all new Cornell hires, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by December 8, 2021, or before their start date if after December 8.
Cornell University, unique among peers, is both the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, and a member of the Ivy League. The Office of the Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Cornell University is the chief financial and administrative office responsible for directing the financial and administrative services in support of the academic mission.
What you will do:
The Financial Analyst provides analytical support for the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (EVP & CFO), including the development and maintenance of various reporting and management information approaches for the University President, executive staff and the Board of Trustees. The work of this position is highly visible to senior management and the board of trustees.
This position requires defining business function needs, determining the most efficient technological tools, creating the necessary applications, and documenting the financial process. The position is also responsible for preparing analyses and various monthly reports, in addition to gathering data and providing analytical support for other special projects. These require integrating information from a variety of sources (Operating and Capital Budgets, Cost Accounting, Financial Statements, Investments, Plant Accounting, Payroll or others); preparing historical views and determining future projections based on a set of assumptions. This position will maintain the financial reporting model software to provide pro-forma financial statements. The Financial Analyst participates in the design, development and maintenance of appropriate data structures to meet the information requirements of the EVP & CFO and in support of broader institutional administrative efforts.
In addition, the Financial Analyst provides budget support to the EVP & CFO organization. This includes spend analyses, variance monitoring, and forecasting.
What we need:
We need a strategic, data-minded collaborative professional who understands the value of analyzing information to guide business decisions
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in accounting or budgeting at a university/corporate level.
- Solid analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently on most projects and as a team member on some projects are essential. Must be organized and detail-oriented with ability to be flexible and to work effectively in a deadline driven, fast paced environment.
- High level understanding of data structures and relationships required. Strong experience using query and reporting tools, such as SQL to access databases with ability to access and manipulate data from a variety of computer platforms and databases.
- High proficiency with Microsoft Office suite or related software. Thorough understanding of FASB, GAAP, and financial statement data and presentation.
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 preferred.
- Familiarity working with accounting data structures strongly preferred.
This position’s home location is Cornell’s campus in Ithaca, New York. The successful applicant will typically be expected to work on-site 3 days a week and will have the option to work remotely 2 days per week.
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 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: Paid vacation and health/personal time, 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
Pay Rate Type:
Number of Openings:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
To learn more about Cornell’s non-union staff job titles and pay ranges, see Career Navigator . The final rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience.
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
Unique applicable skills.
If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.
Online Submission Guidelines :
Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by “dragging and dropping” them into the dropbox or by using the “upload” icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.
If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University’s Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at email@example.com .
For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement