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CUNY Finance Coordinator -General Accounting in Bronx, New York

Finance Coordinator -General Accounting

Job ID

24862

Location

Lehman College

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

Regular/Temporary

Regular

POSITION DETAILS

Under the supervision of the Office of Financial Operations, the accounting office is responsible for managing the college's business matters, including maintaining proper documentation and record of the college's financial transactions, establishing and maintaining bank accounts, and preparing the financial statements of the colleges' related entities, including The Lehman College Auxiliary Enterprise Corporation, Lehman College Association for Campus Activities, Lehman College Art Gallery, and the Lehman College Student Child Care Center.

The Revenue Accountant plays a crucial role in analyzing, reconciling, and preparing financial reports following the proper Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines. The Revenue Accountant also takes the lead on the month-end closing activities and keeps proper documentation necessary for the year-end audit.

The following is a list of the duties that the candidate will be responsible for, directly reporting to the Controller.

• Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance with GAAP and GASB.

• Update daily cash reports for Tuition & Fees and non-tax levy entities using information from bank reports/statements and Cash Deposit reports from the CUNYfirst.

• Create trial balances, bank reconciliations for various business units, and financial schedules.

• Play a key role in month-end closing activities, including preparing journal entries for cash movement, departmental receipts, refunds, revenues, adjustments, etc.

• Responsible for reconciliation of accrued and deferred revenue and expense accounts.

• Analyze revenue, cash, and projections to prepare monthly GL account reconciliations.

• Participate and support in the preparation of schedules and information for various audits.

• Work closely with CUNY Central, Bursar's Office, and the Financial Aid Office to reconcile outside scholarships received in a T&F account and respond to inquiries.

• Prepare Ad-hoc reports and other projects based on business or management needs.

Lehman College, of The City University of New York, ranks among the top five institutions in the nation for fostering social mobility. A four-year Hispanic-Serving Institution in the Bronx, Lehman offers bachelor’s, master’s, and advanced degrees and certificate programs in the Liberal Arts, sciences, and professions. The College’s community-driven mission and notable academic programs attract a diverse, international enrollment of over 15,000 students who take courses on its 37-acre, tree-lined campus and online degree programs. Many thousands more community members benefit yearly from its active cultural, educational, health, and economic outreach programs and services.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance is required.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

Performs financial analysis and administrative work related to College or unit accounting.

  • Prepares, reconciles and distributes expenditure and related accounting reports

  • Creates and maintains various spreadsheets related to financial analysis

  • Processes and tracks transactional entries

  • Provides support in the administration of various business operations

  • Coordinates with various departments on accounting matters

  • Monitors systems and operations to assure a smooth workflow

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Finance Coordinator

CUNY TITLE

Assistant to HEO

FLSA

Non-exempt

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

$65,946

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.

Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).

CLOSING DATE

Review of applications to begin immediately.

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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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