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CUNY Finance Coordinator in New York, New York

Finance Coordinator

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John Jay College

Full/Part Time





John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. Led by President Karol V. Mason, John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups in higher education.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of CUNY, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees both in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


The Accounting, Audit and Compliance Office of the Department of Finance and Business Services is the custodian of accounts for College entities with funding not allocated through NYS Budget appropriations. These entities are identified as non-tax levy funding sources. The unit manages the College Depository, the Auxiliary Services Corporation, Inc. and the John Jay College Foundation, Inc. and provides oversight for the Student Activities Association, Inc. and the Children’s Center of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Inc.

Reporting to the Director, the Finance Coordinator will provide the full range of support as outlined in the CUNY title overview and in addition will:

  • Assist the Accounting team with certain assignments in monthly reconciliation and analysis of College bank accounts, electronic funds, cash receipts, transfers and investments;

  • Review, code and verify the supporting documents for payment processing and support to post revenue;

  • Create and post accounts payable vouchers to the University’s and College’s accounting systems;

  • Make book adjustments for investments;

  • Identify corrections to properly classify expenditures and revenue in the University’s and College’s accounting systems:

  • Prepare various schedules for annual entities’ audits and assist in check distribution

  • Investigate, follow-up and resolve issues associated with vendors and account administrators;

  • Provide financial reports to account administrators;

  • Prepare ad hoc queries and reports as requested

CUNY anticipates a return to fully onsite work in January 2022. This position is based in New York, NY.


Bachelor's Degree required.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field required with Accounting coursework

  • Two years' related experience

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, in particular excel

  • Proficiency in enterprise resource planning tools, such as CUNYfirst


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


Assistant to HEO




$46,923 - $56,390.

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.


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Review of resumes to begin January 20, 2022.

Posting closes on February 3, 2022.


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.