CUNY Finance Accountant, Level 1 Provisional (Adult & Continuing Education Programs) in New York, New York

GENERAL DUTIES

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

CONTRACT TITLE

Finance Accountant

FLSA

Non-exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

This position encompasses the performance, under direct supervision, of accounting, clerical, and professional work of ordinary difficulty and responsibility related to college accounting. Such work will be performed in an electronic processing environment, and includes maintaining general and special books of accounts and posting entries. Additional Duties

Under direct supervision, examines invoices, claims, vouchers, etc.; verifies documents for accuracy by reviewing supporting data and records and assist with the year end processing and reporting; assist in audit functions; prepare and process accounts payable checks, and wire transfers payments; correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries; reconcile vendor statements, research and correct discrepancies; prepare analysis of accounts; resolve invoice discrepancies; maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with University policy and accepted accounting practices; assist with other projects as needed, and perform other relevant duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

ASSIGNMENT LEVEL

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.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Preferred Skills: Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; excellent command of Microsoft Office, especially Excel; knowledge of SCT Banner Finance.

COMPENSATION

  • REVISED-

New Hire: $43,705* Incumbent: $49,385 This amount reflects a 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months of employment only.

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

Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled with review of applications to begin January 28, 2019.

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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.

Job Title: Finance Accountant, Level 1 Provisional (Adult & Continuing Education Programs)

Job ID: 19957

Location: Hunter College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular