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CUNY Finance Budget Specialist (HEOa) - Budget And Planning Operations in New York, New York

Finance Budget Specialist (HEOa) - Budget And Planning Operations

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Hunter College

Full/Part Time




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Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Budget will be responsible for the following:

  • Work with the Procurement Director and Budget Director to troubleshoot issues;

  • Assist with mid-year and year-end financial reporting to the City University Central Office, as well as internal audits for Non-Tax Levy Related Entities;

  • Review procedures, recommend, and implement improvements that will enhance efficiency and customer service across Tax Levy and Non-Tax Levy Related Entities;

  • Perform high-level year-end, quarterly, monthly and ad-hoc analyses;

  • Prepare financial, administrative, departmental, and operational reports and presentations;

  • Coordinate and prepare audits


Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellent qualities of personality and character and the ability to work with others for the good of the institution. Experience in a higher education setting preferred; strong knowledge of payable processing; knowledge of computer systems and software including word processing, spreadsheets, database, general ledger system and online systems preferred. Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills; great organizational skills; and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously also preferred


Coordinates budget matters for a program or department under management direction.

  • Plans and develops annual budgets under direction; administers allocation and reconciliation of funds

  • Prepares budget analyses and produces forecasting projections

  • Analyzes spending, income trends and usage to recommend improvements

  • Ensures that final, approved budget is adhered to by tracking revenues and expenses; processes budget transfers and adjustments

  • Provides fiscal reports and financial statements to management

  • Supports supervisor with budget administration to meet department goals and objectives

  • May supervise subordinate staff

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Finance Budget Specialist


Higher Education Assistant




Salary commensurate with education and experience ($70,238 - $99,532)

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.


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 26802

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

  • Cover Letter and/ or Statement of scholarly interests

  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

  • Names and contact information of 3 references

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred.


The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on June 15, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round.


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.