The Greater Capital Shared Business Network (GC-SBN) Finance Lead provides customer-focused leadership and support for the financial operations of eight independent CCE Associations (with about 200 staff) in the Capital Region.
This is a unique position which provides support, oversight, and training to local CCE Associations who are ultimately responsible for their own finances with oversight by Cornell University. Training and support can be wide-ranging. Examples include providing system updates, troubleshooting, teaching basic skills on how to use and leverage financial systems and spreadsheets; how to read and understand financial reports; and how to understand and comply with funder requirements, financial compliance policies and principles, and importantly, Cornell standards. The GC-SBN Finance Lead regularly reviews and audits financial systems and alerts local Executive Directors and local finance staff to any red-flags or other issues, while offering proactive support and solutions for the same. The GC-SBN Finance Lead partners closely with Executive Directors, local finance staff, and others as needed. This position successfully navigates competing priorities while also building and maintaining tactful, collaborative relationships and can sometimes be “hands-on” with no task too big or too small to tackle. The GC-SBN Finance Lead may also provide interim coverage of local finance needs during vacancies or other times of need.
The GC-SBN Finance Lead works as part of regional three-person SBN team which also includes an IT and HR Lead who serve as the primary points of contact for Association support in these areas and are supervised by the Executive Director of CCE of Albany County. Leads also operate within an active statewide SBN network of peers (other SBN Leads) with guidance and oversight from Cornell University.
This position works out of CCE of Albany County’s Voorheesville, NY office, and travels throughout the GC-SBN region including Albany, Columbia/Greene, Fulton/Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington counties as needed.
This is a full time, exempt position. Compensation paid at the rate of $72,000 annually. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
All applications must be received on-line by September 14, 2022. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
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 governmental agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Since 1916, Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County (CCE Albany) has responded to the needs of local residents with unbiased, research-based information, tools and education that people have come to depend on and trust. Our programs are developed in direct response to community input, and are based on the most current information available from Cornell and other Land Grant universities from across the nation.
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50 to 99 employees