The Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County Finance Manager works independently with substantial initiative and discretion to direct, manage, and coordinate the daily financial and business functions of the financial and accounting processes for the Association. This position works closely with the Association Executive Director and Board of Directors in Nassau 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. The Finance Manager will oversee all grants and vouchering, with a special focus on Nassau County funding, SNAP-Ed and Taste NY grants. The Finance Manager will oversee and supervise work assignments of Association Finance Coordinator, Association Administrative Assistant and Senior Administrative Assistant for the department. The Finance Manager utilizes the SBN Finance Lead for high-level guidance and recommendations.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (Associate's Degree and 2 years of transferrable functional experience).
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
In-depth knowledge of accounting principles, procedures, and practices.
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.
Ability to develop and coordinate all Budgets.
Ability to prepare, maintain, and audit financial and statistical records which are accurate.
Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing in English, and to understand and effectively carry out standard programs and instructions.
Commitment to learn ACCPAC accounting software.
Ability to set goals, initiate, plan, and organize work.
Must be able to ensure confidentially of information relating to financial and sensitive personnel matters.
Ability to gather consolidates, and analyzes facts and draw conclusions.
Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines—and work as a team player.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of the Association in order to accomplish planned Association objectives.
Ability to work with members of association team to accomplish objectives.
Must demonstrate a high degree of accuracy, sound professional judgment and attention to detail in order to accomplish Association's financial goals.
Ability to maintain a positive public image of CCE mission when dealing with all stakeholders.
Must be able to work cooperatively in a team effort on a day to day basis.
Proficient in computer operations of the Windows operating system, one or more major double-entry accounting software programs, and spreadsheet software.
Proficiency in the use of MS Excel or equivalent spreadsheet software, other MS Office products and web based applications.
Experience in budget preparation and management, accounts receivable/payable tracking, expense/revenue tracking, cash flow tracking, reconciliation, reporting, compliance, financial statement preparation.
Direction - 30 %
With substantial initiative and discretion, strategically plan for the overall financial function of the Association including development of new accounting/finance policies, procedures and actions plans.
Develop financial strategies that adhere to all applicable laws, regulations and CCE guidelines for compliance, utilizing the SBN Finance Lead for high-level guidance and recommendations.
Develop Association budgets for all funding sources; including all Association grants.
Plan for the Administrative financial staff to realize Association goals and objectives.
Develop projections and strategies to address budget and financial statement trends.
Plan budget estimates for all program areas.
Management - 35 %
With substantial initiative and discretion, lead the overall finance function of the Association including the management and monitoring of budgets, expenditures, revenues, etc. ensuring the adherence to various internal and external regulations, e.g. GAAP regulations and Cornell Accounting Procedures.
Monitor state and federal appropriations received through Cornell University.
Responsible for management of all accounting computer operations including:
Cash receipts entries, bank deposits and withdrawals, accounts receivable invoices.
Vouchers for cash disbursements and accounts payable entry.
Reimbursement claim vouchers for grants.
Cash handing and recording procedures.
Fiscal year-end financial reports and subsidiary ledgers to Cornell University Extension Administration.
Ensure payments, petty cash and other financial transactions are processed accurately and timely.
Provide leadership in all cost analyses and in determining appropriate methodologies, utilizing the SBN Finance Lead for high-level guidance and recommendations.
Ensure confidentially of all financial, personnel and payroll records.
Responsible for management of all Association expenses, so that all primary and sub-accounts balance and all funds are expended within Association policies.
Ensure periodic physical inventories of the Association's fixed assets are complete.
Provide management (including recruitment and selection) and supervision (including guidance, performance feedback and annual performance reviews) to designated staff in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocol, and provide regular staffing updates to the Executive Director as required.
Coordination/Operation - 30 %
Perform highly complex tasks to support the financial administration of the Association including the preparation of financial data for internal and regulatory reporting.
Coordinate audits and follow-up on results and findings.
Coordinate all grant vouchering (focusing on Nassau County, Taste NY, Snap-ED, etc.). Conduct financial analyses as requested or required.
Prepare, analyze, interpret and present reports including monthly and quarterly financial statements/reports.
Prepare Association financial statements and reports for statistical reporting and financial analysis as needed for internal decision makers and funding partners and track trends.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, research the investment of all Association funds.Work closely with the banking community executives to assure the highest available interest rates on all accounts.
Prepare labor distribution and reimbursement vouchers as required.
Ensure timely payment of the Cornell monthly operating statement by ordering ACH transfer by deadline date.
Maintain a strong connection with Shared Business Network (SBN) Finance Lead and be an active participant to meet SBN obligation.
Reconcile monthly bank statements for all Association accounts.
Train and provide orientation to finance staff.
Complete all data entry including general journal, accounts receivable & accounts payable ledgers, as necessary.
Process vouchers for payments and other financial transactions including tracking revenues and expenditures for designated and restricted fund balances so that they are properly accounted for in the appropriate funds.
Maintain subsidiary journal for Fixed Assets based on physical inventories.
Maintain journal for all Purchase Orders, provide PO's for all staff after approval from ED or Program Leader.
Work with Program Leaders and/or Executive Director to prepare budget requests and budget modification requests, including the preparation and coordination of budget estimates from Association staff into a comprehensive annual budget for presentation and submittal to appropriate staff, Association Finance Committee, Board of Directors, and County Budget Office.
Professional Improvement - 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 and Association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and performother duties as assigned.
Health and Safety-Applied to all duties and functions.
Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar with 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.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
This is an exempt, full-time position, 100% FTE.
Pay Rate Type: Salary
HOW TO APPLY:
Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until close of day on December 3, 2018 and until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
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