Lead Finance – Biomedical Engineering (Hybrid) Jobs in Ithaca, NY at Cornell University

Who We Are

Cornell Engineering boasts a rich history marked by distinction and innovation. Its roots trace back to the university’s founding, with departments like mechanical engineering and civil engineering. In 1889, it pioneered the first electrical engineering department in the nation and awarded the first doctorates in electrical and industrial engineering. Today, Cornell Engineering remains at the forefront of groundbreaking technologies and solutions through interdisciplinary collaboration. The college is renowned globally for its research, teaching, and commitment to diversity.

With over 3,200 undergraduates, 2,100 graduate students, and 46,600 alumni worldwide, Cornell Engineering nurtures a diverse and talented student body. Its 200+ dedicated faculty members, spanning 10 departments and locations in Ithaca and New York City, work tirelessly to make a positive impact on the world. Engineering is home to 200 staff with 500 employees who serve in support of the college’s mission. The College of Engineering upholds EPICC values – Excellence, Purpose, Innovation, Community, and Collaboration – in all its endeavors.

The primary mission of Cornell University’s Biomedical Engineering department is to educate students to understand the human body as an integrated system through quantitative engineering analysis and to use that understanding to design better therapeutic strategies, devices, and diagnostics. A mission of nearly equal importance is to serve society by conducting research that develops quantitative linkages across scales in the human body and uses that development to build new tools to improve human health.

What You Will Do

While position responsibilities vary, every member of our community is expected to foster a culture of belonging and a psychologically healthy work environment by communicating across differences; being cooperative, collaborative, open, and welcoming; showing respect, compassion, and empathy; engaging and supporting others regardless of background or perspective; speaking up when others are being excluded or treated inappropriately; and supporting work/life integration of oneself and others.

The Financial Specialist supports the Administrative Director by providing comprehensive financial/administrative services, management and leadership in: sponsored and gift funds management; planning and budgeting; analysis and reporting; financial accounting; compliance and stewardship of resources. Working across multiple financial systems and software platforms, the Finance Specialist is expected to monitor, interpret, report and communicate administrative and financial issues within a high-volume academic department to the Administrative Director and other key stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities include:

Serve in the Lead Finance role for BME acting as primary contact with and local expert for faculty, staff, graduate students and researchers on financial matters and resource planning, including sponsored funds management.

Develop complex financial analyses and forecasts for the academic chair, director of administration and college administration in support of short and long-range unit initiatives.

Apply expertise in interpreting and applying University policies, procedures and practices to address complex matters to meet strategic and operational objectives.

Ensure that internal controls are developed, monitored and maintained.

Participate in and coordinate various aspects of t…

Title: Lead Finance – Biomedical Engineering (Hybrid)

Company: Cornell University

Location: Ithaca, NY



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