Cornell Computing and Information Science (CIS) is a college-level unit founded in recognition that computing is an essential tool in almost every scientific and scholarly discipline. It is a community of people committed to tackling some of the world's biggest challenges by working together across multiple colleges and two Cornell campuses. CIS is home to the three academic departments that power the information economy: Computer Science, Information Science and Statistic. It is known for bold new ideas expressed in deep mathematics, innovative software systems, ground breaking textbooks, inspiring curricula, imaginative experiments, and entrepreneurial and commercial impact. The synergies among faculty, researchers and students make CIS more than the sum of its parts Student interest in computing related courses continues to fuel CIS growth in faculty, graduate students and related staffing support.
The CIS Sponsored Research Administration Center (SRAC) delivers pre and post award research management and planning support to CIS Principal Investigators conducting interdisciplinary research ($17M annual sponsored expenditures; $11M faculty discretionary funds; $60M central/dept budget total). The typical CIS PI research profile is collaborative and multi-sponsored.
The Research Administrator (RA) role oversees sponsor reporting, develops complex financial reports to meet PI/unit needs and sponsor guidelines; and supports central and unit financial management and reporting. The RA manages a designated portfolio of CIS PI sponsored awards, gifts and other funding, providing comprehensive post-award financial services, sponsored and gift funds management; analysis and reporting; financial accounting; compliance and stewardship of faculty resources. Working across multiple financial systems and software platforms, monitors, interprets, reports and resolves faculty financial issues; RA responsibilities include:
Analyze Sponsored award and gift requirements, developing financial reports and detailed forecasting to meet PI and unit needs as well as sponsor ad compliance requirements.
Develop project staffing plans and review actual effort, coordinate subcontract administration, provide adhoc reports as needed.
Participate as a member of the CIS Finance Advisory team.
Develop reports/analyses to support short and longer term central CIS and unit planning.
Participate in central CIS and unit financial management and reporting.
Bachelor's DegreeinBusinessor a relatedfieldandfourtofiveyearsoffinancialand/oradministrativeexperienceoranequivalentcombinationofeducationandexperience.Positionrequiresdemonstratedability to:
Provide superior customer service and communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly, confidently and concisely in verbal and written formats to a wide variety of constituents.
Independently plan and prioritize responsibilities to meet competing deadlines while working under pressure.
Operate in a team environment and contribute effectively to team goals.
Apply excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to identify, research, and resolve issues.
Thrive in and extremely fast paced environment.
5-7 years of financial/accounting management and office experience. Project management experience is preferred. Experience with Cornell policies and procedures in the areas of grant and contract management, accounting, purchasing, and/or accounts payable. Knowledge and expertise in the use of Cornell on-line systems: KFS, KFS and RA Dashboards, OSP Portal. Knowledge and expertise in use of sponsor systems such as NSF Fastlane, Grants.gov, Workspace, and NIH Commons/Assist.
Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance are not available with this position.
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