Reporting to the Associate Director of Financial Reporting and Analysis, the Financial Analyst (Finance Specialist) is responsible for system maintenance, analysis and reporting of all non-tax levy activities of the University. The Financial Analyst will work closely with the Colleges??? Business offices and their Related Entities, the University Treasury Office, CUNY Research Foundation, various New York City and New York State agencies.
Among the specific responsibilities of the Financial Analyst (Finance Specialist) include but are not limited to the following:
Preparation of the University???s general-purpose financial statements, RFCUNY indirect cost recovery, and Integrated Post-Secondary Educational Data Systems (IPEDS) report;
Reconcile deposits and transfer accounts timely with the City and State of New York;
Prepares all transactions for funds activities, including investment pool transactions, financial statement data, footnote disclosures and entries as assigned;
Participate in the preparation of financial analysis of University???s related entity activities with support from College accounting offices;
Provides business process guidance, formal and information training and system development, analysis of all related entity activities of the University particularly related to general ledger and treasury accounting;
Assists in preparing management and financial reports as assigned;
Liaison with Colleges, and other agencies for related entity activities;
Provide support for ongoing ERP implementations;
NOTE: Until further notice, work will be performed in a hybrid manner with 70% onsite presence. All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to the tri-state area.
Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required.
Preferred Desired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field, or MBA or other advanced degree in a business discipline preferred; Advanced degree or CPA may replace 1 year of service;
Professional accounting or financial licensure/certification (CPA) preferred;
Knowledge of GASB reporting requirements strongly preferred;
Intermediate to advanced proficiency using MS Excel spreadsheet functions to perform complex data analyses (vlookup, pivot tables, sorting) strongly preferred;
PeopleSoft ERP systems experience preferred;
Detail oriented and accurate with strong numerical analysis, evaluation and research skills;
Strong writing, verbal, interpersonal communication and presentation skills;
Work effectively individually and collaboratively with diverse stakeholders of various; organizational levels, and follow up and complete assignments.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Coordinates financial matters for a program or department under management direction.
Maintains financial accounts for income and spending; administers the allocation of funds
Analyzes spending, income trends and usage to recommend improvements
Manages the collection of revenue and accounts receivable
Tracks and maintains financial data to provide fiscal reports to management; produces forecasting projections
Monitors the financial condition of operating centers to ensure efficient use of resources
Performs ad hoc reporting and analysis as necessary
May supervise subordinate staff
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Finance Specialist
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
As of April 1, 2022, employees in select titles must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless granted a religion accommodation or a medical exemption.
HOW TO APPLY
For full consideration, submit a cover letter and resume with your online application. Your cover letter should clearly explain how your experience and credentials fulfill the duties and Qualifications outlined. The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
About CUNY City University of New York (System Level)
The City University of New York provides high-quality, accessible education for more than 269,000 degree-credit students and 270,000 adult, continuing and professional education students at 25 campuses across New York City. The University is an integrated system of senior and community colleges, graduate and professional schools, research centers, institutes and consortia. From certificate courses to Ph.D. programs, CUNY offers postsecondary learning to students of all backgrounds. It provides the city with graduates trained for high-demand positions in the sciences, technology, mathematics, teaching, nursing and other fields. As CUNY has grown, the University also has strengthened its mission as a premier research institution, building an array of modern facilities and expanding the ranks of its world-class faculty. Throughout its history, the University has been an integral part of the city and state through partnerships with public schools, economic development initiatives, immigration aid and financial advice services and other community outreach programs. Today, CUNY faculty and staff continue to benefit New York City — as well as the entire nation — by serving as policy exper...ts to business and government, advisers to nonprofit institutions, civic organizations and community groups. Students, too, are strongly encouraged to experience the cultural, educational and community-based opportunities of the five boroughs, through a network of internships and fellowships, to embracing the city as their campus.