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CUNY Finance Procurement Specialist in New York, New York

Finance Procurement Specialist

Job ID

22575

Location

City College of New York

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

Regular/Temporary

Regular

POSITION DETAILS

The Finance Procurement Specialist will report to the Director of Business and Fiscal Affairs at The City College of New York. In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the Finance Procurement Specialist duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work effectively individually and collaboratively with internal and external College

stakeholders; the College’s academic and operations departments; other units with the

Office of Finance like Budget, Financial Accounting and Accounts Payable; the University

General Counsel’s Office, and the Central Office of Facility Planning, Construction and

Management.

  • Prepare ad-hoc reports, queries, and analyses on purchasing data.

  • Administers all matters assigned and related to both tax levy and non-tax levy purchases,

including developing bid specifications, advertising in the NYS Contract Reporter, negotiating

contracts with vendors based on price and product specifications through a variety of

procurement methods – Invitation for Bids, Request for Proposals, Expressions of Interest,

etc.

  • Ability to draft solicitations documents and procurement record memoranda.

  • Ensure that all purchase requisitions are processed and sourced in a timely manner.

  • Assist in the implementation of comprehensive internal controls for any new or revised

purchasing procedures.

  • Provide training for faculty, staff, and end users in CUNYfirst and the NYS Financial System.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience and knowledge of public sector procurement.

  • Strong research skills with the ability to find and utilize vendors such as minority and women

owned business enterprises, small business enterprises, and service disabled veteran

owned businesses.

  • Detail oriented and accurate with strong quantitative, financial, and critical thinking skills and

strong organizational skills.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of products, particularly Outlook, Word, Access and

Excel.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of relevant State and/or City of New York policies,

procedures, rules and regulations.

  • Relevant contract negotiation experience with vendors.

  • Experience conducting sourcing transactions within an Enterprise Resource Planning

System, the State Financial System, and the New York City Financial Management System.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Political Science, Business, Economics, Accounting or Finance.

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

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

  • Maintains financial accounts for income and spending; administers the allocation of funds

  • Analyzes spending, income trends and usage to recommend improvements

  • Manages the collection of revenue and accounts receivable

  • Tracks and maintains financial data to provide fiscal reports to management; produces forecasting projections

  • Monitors the financial condition of operating centers to ensure efficient use of resources

  • Performs ad hoc reporting and analysis as necessary

  • May supervise subordinate staff

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Finance Specialist

CUNY TITLE

Higher Education Assistant

FLSA

Exempt

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

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CLOSING DATE

Open until filled with review of applications to begin on August 16, 2021.

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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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