This position will serve as the Finance Manager for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Franklin County and will provide administrative direction, management and coordination for all Association Financial Operations as well as assigned regional finance responsibilities. This position will participate in negotiation of contracts and/or long term agreements, and will play an integral role in all grant and contract financial efforts. This position works closely with the Association Executive Director and Board of Directors in Franklin County in financial record keeping, financial analysis, management, decision making and to develop association and grant budgets. The Finance Manager will work closely with both administrative and program staff to ensure proper financial accounting procedures are followed and will assist with all grant and contract development and implementation. This position is responsible for constructing complex financial statements and reports for Association Executive Director in order to track, monitor and verify all accounts assigned. This position is required to use automated systems and be familiar with software to accomplish job functions. This position will provide oversight of financial procedures when working with Association Administrative and Program staff as required. This position will work closely with the SBN North Finance Lead to implement finance best practices/procedures, and will reach out for support and guidance as needed.
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All applicants must apply by close of day on May 31, 2018 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.
All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.
Please contact Denise LaVoie, Association Adminstrator at 518-483-7403 with questions.
This position is a full-time exempt position - 100% FTE. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (Associate's Degree and 2 years of transferrable functional experience).
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Valid NYS Driver's License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
In-depth knowledge and experience with Cornell Cooperative Extension accounting principles and practices and financial management practices.
Demonstrated proficiency in computerized bookkeeping/accounting systems; experience in a Windows environment; knowledge of ACCPAC, and corresponding modules; capability to create spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel.
Demonstrated ability or willingness to learn networks, electronic communication and word processing.
Demonstrated knowledge of Workday and Human Resources policies.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to exhibit strong leadership skills and effectively participate in team efforts.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to initiate, organize and implement established goals.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality when required.
Demonstrated ability to implement Staff Skills for Success requirements for all staff.
Demonstrated ability to prepare and maintain detailed records and reports.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of varying ages and socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with co-workers, customers, volunteers and community leaders.
Direction - 25%
Contribute to the development of local automated financial systems and the implementation of policies/action plans.
Develop Association budgets, including operating budgets, long-term agreements and all grants and contracts efforts in conjunction with the Association Executive Director and Board of Directors.
Recommend and create internal operating policies and procedures for administrative and accounting functions.
Assist with planning for delegated and assigned functions' staffing needs.
Management - 40%
Provide support in all cost analyses, in determining appropriate methodology and in completing analyses.
Monitor budgets, expenditures and revenues while maintaining ongoing supervision of financial accounts, ensuring adherence to various external and internal regulations.
Monitor internal operating policies and procedures for administrative and accounting functions.
Monitor all association cash transactions and recording procedures.
Review, monitor and assist in the grant proposal process as assigned.
Manage, monitor and provide the financial and business functions of the accounting process for association accounts.
Design, develop, analyze and prepare association financial reports, analyze trends, examine expenditures, and recommend cost control measures.
With assistance from the SBN Finance Lead, ensure all local finance best practice recommendations, policies and procedure are adhered to.
Ensure compliance with all local grant and contact budgets, internal controls, GAAP regulations, and Cornell Accounting procedures.
Ensure payments, petty cash, and other financial transactions are processed accurately and timely.
Monitor and periodically forecast year-end projections based on current actual financial data, making recommendations and correction as needed.
Participate in negotiation of contracts and/or long term agreements.
Provide oversight of financial procedures when working with Association Administrative and Program staff that are preparing financial transactions to ensure this is accomplished in accordance with established best practices and timelines.
Provide oversight (with hands-on assistance when needed) for the following: journalize cash receipts and accounts receivables; journalize bank deposits and withdrawals (transfers between checking and money market account); reconcile check book.
Coordination/Operation - 30%
Responsible for automated financial systems, payroll, financial process, and investments.
Prepare various reports and analyses as required and requested, including year-end reports.
Coordinate audits and follow-up on results and findings.
Prepare and journalize cash disbursements, accounts payables and general journal entries.
Prepare reimbursement claim vouchers for all grants and contracts on monthly and quarterly basis as required.
Invoice and coordinate all grant billing.
Prepare and interpret financial data for internal and regulatory reporting and presentations.
Provide coordination for all assigned regional finance responsibilities.
Effectively maintain professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
This position may require the transport of Association materials/resources.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions.
Support the association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applied to all duties and functions.
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Be aware of, and adhere to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Franklin County policies and procedures.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
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