Finance Manager

Location: East Meadow, NY

Number of Openings: 1

Position Summary:

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 assist with grant wring and fundraising and will manage both the Fund Development Plan and the grant data base. This position will oversee all grant vouchering, with a special focus on Nassau County funding, SNAP-Ed and Taste NY. 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 will utilize the SBN Finance Lead for high-level guidance and recommendations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (Associate 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 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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. 

Position Details:

This is an exempt, full-time position, 100% FTE. The annual salary for this position will range from $65,000 to $70,000 commensurate with experience. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, NYS retirement, vacation and sick leave.

Pay Rate Type: Salary


Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until close of day on August 31, 2023 and until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Click here to Apply.

Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Contact Erika at with questions.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120, or via email at:

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 government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.


Erika Hulver
Human Resources/Payroll Manager
516-832-2591 Ext. 104

Last updated August 15, 2023