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Finance Manager – Acra, NY

CCE of Columbia & Greene Counties is seeking a full time qualified and experienced incumbent to manage and perform the financial functions for the Association. The Finance Manager works closely with the Association leadership team to prepare and administer the annual operating budget and reporting, including to the Association Board of Directors. This position supervises the Accounts Rep II position. The position also requires regular travel between the Association Hudson and Acra offices.

The Finance Manager also serves as the local Association finance contact for the Greater Capital Shared Business Network (GCSBN) and serve as a payroll representative. This position works closely with the GCSBN Regional Finance Manager to ensure the financial needs of the Association are met in a timely and efficient manner.

All applications must be received on-line by March 6, 2020. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or related field. An Associate’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field plus two years transferrable program/function experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to meet the regular travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Computer Skills: High level skills in spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel), accounting software, word processing (Microsoft Word), and internet software. Demonstrated ability to perform advanced MS Excel and database functions including creating, manipulating, reporting and maintaining electronic spreadsheets and databases.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate, error-free financial and statistical files and other records.
  • Commitment to learn Cornell-specific accounting software (currently ACCPAC).
  • Ability to ensure confidentially of information relating to financial and sensitive personnel matters at all times.
  • Strong accounting/financial skills. Thorough knowledge of and experience with accounting policies, practices, procedures and systems. Ability to prepare and maintain financial and statistical records, including those needed for audits.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, Internet and visual channels.
  • Ability to create and utilize spreadsheets, operate calculators, and maintain an orderly set of files
  • Ability to communicate financial recordkeeping needs to others.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to work as part of a team and to relate and work effectively with diverse people.
  • Ability to work independently, make decisions, delegate tasks, attend to details, handle multiple assignments, set priorities and work under pressure.
  • Ability to manage long-term goals within a context of day-to-day deadlines.
  • Ability to creatively solve problems. Ability to gather, assemble, consolidate and analyze facts and draw conclusions and make recommendations.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of accuracy, integrity, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to identify problems and suggest solutions.
  • Work Environment: In addition to the Working Conditions; the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position works in a typical office environment. In addition, the position occasionally lifts, moves, or transports office supplies, work related materials and equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with non-profit, accrual basis of accounting is desirable
  • Experience with managing and preparing for an outside audit
  • Experience managing budgets with diverse income streams and high numbers of accounts
  • Experience working with complex organizations

Position Details

This is a an exempt, full time position. Compensation of $50,000 annually, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including: Paid time off; NYS Health Insurance Program (including free Dental Insurance); NYS Retirement; Long-term Disability Insurance; Tax Deferred Annuity; Flexible Spending Accounts; Group Universal Life Insurance; Personal Accidental Insurance; Legal Plan Insurance; Long Term Care Insurance; Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance; Pet Insurance; New York’s College Savings Program

Taste NY Market Clerks


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia & Greene Counties has openings for part-time Taste NY Market Clerks at the Taste NY Market located at the Capital Region Welcome Center in New Baltimore on the NYS Thruway (2 miles north of Coxsackie). Depending on the number of hours per week, benefits may be available including health insurance, NYS retirement, paid leave and more. $15 per hour.

Taste NY Market Clerks work under the direction and supervision of the Taste NY Market Manager and Taste NY Assistant Market Manager. Primary responsibilities include assisting with management of inventory, operation of cash register, cash controls, transportation of inventory to the store, customer service, food service and record keeping.

Under the guidance of the supervisor, helps to keep the store visually distinctive and impeccably maintained – cleaning, preparing product demonstrations, restocking, refilling supplies, etc.

Clerks also discuss Columbia County & Greene County agriculture and local foods with customers to engage them in these areas and to provide information upon request about the food and farm products sold in the store.

Taste NY Clerk application and details.

CCE provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated February 19, 2020