Financial Analyst and Report Developer
Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

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The Division of Alumni Affairs and Development's (AAD) role at Cornell is to facilitate a lifelong relationship between alumni, parents, and friends and the university. The division is built upon an unwavering ethos of donor-centric fundraising and collaboration among its 350 staff. An expansion of the 2006–2010 campaign, "Cornell Now" rallies to 2015 with a new target of raising $4.75 billion in support of the Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medical College. As of March 2013, the campaign had raised approximately $3.96 billion toward its goal. Cornell achieved the best fundraising year in its history during FY12, with $778 million raised. Overall, the division is on the cusp of a period of renewed growth, much of which will occur at the college and unit level.

Under the Direction of the Senior Director of Administration, performs a range of financial and data analysis, resource planning, and administrative tasks (oversight as well as hands-on report production and staff training) to support AA&D.

  • Assists in the preparation of the annual division budget, monitoring expenditures, and provides regular reports and analyses to leadership.
  • Liaise with the Consulting Services team to automate reporting and provide a streamlined business process for all AAD users.
  • Will be assigned projects using various technical platforms (Tableau, Kuali, Contributor Relations, Workday) to enhance administrative processes and procedures to ensure compliance with AA&D and University policies.
  • Delivers financial/technical training (Web Financials, Kuali, Understanding your Budget and Account Attributes, and so on) via formalized staff training programs, 1:1 sessions and new staff orientation.

We welcome an organized and detail oriented individual who enjoys being part of a team, delivers excellent customer service and is able to work collaboratively with other colleagues within the university community while demonstrating cultural sensitivity and a strong respect for differences.

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Ability to work, at an advanced level with desktop applications, databases, report writing software, networked informational systems and the Internet
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical skills and experience in statistical and data analysis and report writing.
  • Ability to gather and synthesize highly complex information and present complicated information to stakeholders in understandable terms
  • Must be able to work in a professional and ethical manner with highly sensitive and confidential information and exercise strong judgment
  • Ability to work independently in a time sensitive and deadline oriented environment and see projects through to fruition
Background check may be required. No relcation assistance provided for this position.

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. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.

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