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CUNY College Accountant - Level 1 - 3 in Bronx, New York

College Accountant - Level 1 - 3

Job ID

27154

Location

Bronx Community College

Full/Part Time

Regular/Temporary

Regular

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GENERAL DUTIES

General Duties and Responsibilities

Performs professional work in the field of accounting or auditing in a higher education setting, coordinates

accounting activities, and may supervise employees engaged in accounting activities. Work may be

performed utilizing computer and related technologies.

There are five Assignment Levels for this position (1, 1-A, 2, 3, 4). All personnel perform related work.

This specification describes typical assignments for this position; related duties may be assigned as

needed.

FLSA

Non-Exempt

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, including or supplemented by at least eighteen (18) college credits in accounting, and at least six (6) credits in data processing, computer science, banking, economics, statistics, or similar courses.

Demonstrated English language proficiency, including the ability to speak, read, write, and understand English well enough to meet minimally acceptable performance standards set for job tasks.

For work experience requirements (below), CUNY considers full-time work to be 35 hours per week. Part-time experience of at least 20 hours per week may be prorated and credited instead of, but not in addition to, full-time experience during the same period.

Part-time experience of less than 20 hours per week will not be credited at all.

LEVEL 1: No additional work experience is required.

General Work Tasks

ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 1:

Under close supervision, performs entry-level professional work in the field of accounting, including assisting in the following:

  • Maintaining general and special books of accounts

  • Posting accounting entries

  • Preparing trial balances, bank reconciliations, and similar

  • Establishing and maintaining codes for funds and reserves

  • Allocating costs and charges

  • Classifying revenues and expenditures

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Qualification Requirements

ALL LEVELS A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, including or supplemented by at

least eighteen (18) college credits in accounting, and at least six (6) credits in data processing,

computer science, banking, economics, statistics, or similar courses.

Demonstrated English language proficiency, including the ability to speak, read, write, and

understand English well enough to meet minimally acceptable performance standards set for job

tasks.

For work experience requirements (below), CUNY considers full-time work to be 35 hours per week.

Part-time experience of at least 20 hours per week may be prorated and credited instead of, but not

in addition to, full-time experience during the same period.

Part-time experience of less than 20 hours per week will not be credited at all.

LEVEL 1 No additional work experience is required.

LEVEL 1-A Five years full-time service as a College Accountant, if employee has not progressed to

Levels 2, 3, or 4.

LEVEL 2 One year of full-time related experience in an appropriate field.

LEVEL 3 Two years total of full-time related experience in an appropriate field.

LEVEL 4 Three years total of full-time related experience in an appropriate field.

General Work Tasks

ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 1:

Under close supervision, performs entry-level professional work in the field of accounting,

including assisting in the following:

  • Maintaining general and special books of accounts

  • Posting accounting entries

  • Preparing trial balances, bank reconciliations, and similar Establishing and maintaining codes for funds and reserves

  • Allocating costs and charges

  • Classifying revenues and expenditures.

ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 1-A:

This assignment level is only for College Accountants who have five years of full-time service as a

College Accountant and have not progressed to Levels 2, 3, or 4.

ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 2:

Under supervision, performs professional work of average difficulty and responsibility in the field

of accounting or auditing, including performing the following tasks:

  • Maintaining general and special books of accounts

  • Posting entries, including adjustments, closings, and extension

  • Preparing trial balances, bank reconciliations, operating statements, and financial schedules

  • Establishing and maintaining codes for funds and reserves

  • Gathering data for use in preparing and analyzing various budgets and schedules Maintaining records of costs and charges made against budgeted allocations

  • Classifying revenues and expenditures

  • Conducting financial and management audits, preparing preliminary draft reports.

ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 3:

Under general supervision, coordinates and may supervise the daily activities of a major unit

dealing with a specialized phase or phases of accounting, usually in conjunction with student

financial aid, funds and grants, payroll, bursar functions, accounting to support financial

analysis, budgeting, auditing of financial accounts and records, contract performance and

compliance, and similar. May perform difficult independent work in these professional areas. Tasks

may include:

  • Participating in project planning sessions

  • Assisting in developing unit-wide plans, programs, and procedures for implementing and maintaining appropriate accounting controls

  • Conducting and analyzing accounting studies and surveys in order to identify and satisfy changing trends, conditions, and regulations

  • Analyzing and interpreting statements of financial condition, preparing appropriate summaries and reports

  • Planning and organizing individual audits, preparing and reviewing audit procedures, monitoring audit progress, and reviewing reports

  • Assisting in the design and implementation of computer systems and technology to meet new and changing needs.

ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 4:

Under general supervision, coordinates and supervises the daily activities of a major unit dealing

with a specialized phase or phases of accounting, usually in conjunction with student financial

aid, funds and grants, payroll, bursar functions, accounting to support financial analysis,

budgeting, auditing of financial accounts and records, contract performance and compliance, and

similar. Also performs complex independent work in these professional areas. Tasks may include:

  • Participating in project planning sessions

  • Assisting in developing unit-wide plans, programs, and procedures for implementing and maintaining appropriate accounting controls

  • Conducting and analyzing accounting studies and surveys in order to identify and satisfy changing trends, conditions, and regulations

  • Analyzing and interpreting statements of financial condition, indicating deviations, reviewing trends, and preparing data extrapolations for forecasting purposes

  • Implementing performance standards, assuring compliance College Accountant Page 2 of 3

  • Assisting in developing and designing computer systems and technologies to meet new and changing needs

  • Overseeing unit participation in University-wide compliance and systems audits, instructing staff in audit techniques, developing audit capabilities, and maintaining communications with all involved parties.

COMPENSATION

Salary commensurate with experience and education: $44,579 - $103,592

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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.

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