CUNY Finance Budget Director - Business Office in Queens, New York


Reporting to the Executive Director of Finance & Business, the Budget Director directs all of the day-to-day activities and supervising full-time staff members. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develops and maintains the College's annual financial plan, and performs the highest level analysis and projections of the overall college's finances;

  • Directs budget office staff to ensure adherence to established financial plans, perform periodic reviews and variance analyses;

  • Oversees development, testing, training and implementation of CUNYfirst Planning & Budgeting;

  • Ensures accuracy and timeliness of monthly financial statements.

  • Oversees the monitoring and maintenance of personnel transactions for annual budget needs and position tracking purposes.

  • Ensures that the accounting and financial reporting functions for the Tax Levy operations are monitored, maintained, and reconciled within multiple internal and external financial systems.

  • Oversees all CUNYfirst projects related to Budget, Payroll and Human Resources;

  • Conducts regular meetings with division and departmental directors and liaisons to review the finances of their areas.

  • Prepares and analyzes financial data from multiple sources and is responsible for the college's "All Funds" budget and financial reports.

  • Works closely with Directors of Purchasing and Accounts Payable to ensure appropriate coding, encumbrance and liquidation of non-personnel related expenditures.

  • Acts as a liaison between the college and CUNY Central, respond to all inquiries from the University Budget Office (UBO) and Office of the University Controller (OUC) on financial matters;

LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle "Dare To Do More" reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit to learn more.


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience required.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics or related degree.

  • Strong analytical, organizational , communication and computer skills.

  • Ability to work on multiple project and meet various deadlines.

  • Knowledge of University practices and procedures preferred.


Directs the budgeting function of a College or major program as well as related accounting operations.

  • Formulates, prepares and oversees financial plans and budgeting processes

  • Manages all financial reporting and compliance activities, including preparation of financial statements, statistical reports, and funding determinations

  • Liaisons with internal and external financial auditors as well as various College, University and governmental representatives

  • Oversees analytical reporting and provides strategic financial guidance to support decisions regarding resource allocations and operational planning

  • Manages professional staff responsible for budget projections, allocations and transactions

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Finance Budget Director


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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.


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CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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.

Location: LaGuardia Community College

Job Title: Finance Budget Director - Business Office

Job ID: 15736

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular