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CUNY Finance Accountant Assistant, Lvl 1 (Provisional) - Business Office in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Finance Accountant Assistant, Lvl 1 (Provisional) - Business Office

Job ID: 20244

Location: NYC College of Technology

Regular/Temporary: Regular

GENERAL DUTIES

  • Under direct supervision, performs bookkeeping, clerical, and sub professional work of ordinary difficulty and responsibility related to college accounting. Such work may be performed utilizing computers and related technology.

  • There are two Assignment Levels for this position. All personnel perform related work. This specification describes typical assignments for this position; related duties may be assigned as needed.

ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 1:

  • As instructed, maintains financial records of contracts, appropriations, allocations, authorizations, and payments and assists in maintaining ledgers of accounts and in performing reconciliations.

  • As instructed, examines invoices, claims, vouchers, etc.; verifies documents for accuracy by

reviewing supporting data and records and assists in audit functions.

  • As authorized, receives remittances and payments; makes appropriate disbursements or refunds; keep logs and issues pertinent receipts.

  • Assists in processing invoices, vouchers, claims, statements, bills, etc.

  • Perform various calculations and computations, as directed.

  • Perform other related duties, such as generating reports and producing checks and other financial documents, as required.

ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 1A:

  • This assignment level is only for College Accounting Assistants who have achieved the minimum qualification requirements for the title College Accountant, Level 1, but have not been reassigned to duties in that title.

CONTRACT TITLE

Finance Accountant Assistant

FLSA

Non-exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Reporting to the Enrollment Bursar Manager, the CUNY College Accounting Assistant will assist with cashiering functions for the collection of all tuition and non-instructional fees, along with the recording and safeguarding of these funds.

In additional to the General Duties, responsibilities include:

  • Post student payments daily to the college General Ledger.

  • Prepare and balance their cash box/drawer at the beginning and end of each day.

  • Prepare and reconcile all cash receipts at the end of the day to college General Ledger posting report to ensure completeness and accuracy.

  • Assist in initiating collection calls with active students falling behind on their tuition payments.

  • Answer various student inquires (in person, email, or via telephone) and direct them to the proper department, if needed.

  • Assist and coordinates with other departments (Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid and the Transfer Office) relating to application fees and Financial Aid inquires.

  • Troubleshoot year-end student 1098-T inquiries.

  • Will assist in posting Collection Payments and Third Party Payments to the General Ledger.

  • Adhere to the CUNY Cash Accountability Policy.

  • Evening hours are required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 1:

  • A high school diploma or its equivalent, plus

  • An associate degree from an accredited institution of higher education, AND One (1)year of full-time bookkeeping, figure clerk, account clerk, or similar experience, OR

  • A comparable combination of experience and education.

  • Demonstrated English language proficiency (ability to speak, read, write and understand English well enough to meet job requirements).

ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 1A:

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

COMPENSATION

New Hire: $36,463*

Incumbent: $41,204

*This amount reflects a 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months of employment.

BENEFITS

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

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 should provide a resume and cover letter.

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled with review of resumes to begin March 11, 2019.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

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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