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CUNY Finance Specialist – CREST Institute and NOAA CESSRST Center – The Grove School of Engineering in New York, New York

Finance Specialist – CREST Institute and NOAA CESSRST Center – The Grove School of Engineering

Job ID

23968

Location

City College of New York

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

Regular/Temporary

Regular

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POSITION DETAILS

The Finance Specialist will support the payments and budgets tracking for the CUNY CREST Institute. One of the major responsibilities of this position is for the NOAA-Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (NOAA CESSRST) at City College of New York. This position will also support other affiliated CREST Institute awards and programs as well. The CREST Institute Finance Specialist will be responsible for tracking budgets, processing of payments to student and staff, payment of invoices, and support the financial administration of the CREST institute and NOAA CESSRST Center.

The Finance Specialist will report to the Director of the NOAA CESSRST Center and CUNY CREST Instituteat The City College of New York. In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the Finance Specialist duties include but are not limited to the following:

• Work with CUNY CREST Institute and NOAA CESSRST directors and management to maintain and monitor the financial administration of the CUNY-CREST Institute and NOAA CESSRST

Center

• Support budget planning and budget administration, purchasing, hiring, and execution of sub-awards and subcontracts

• Complete queries, budget reconciliation, transfers and budget reports, assist in reconciliation and tracking of the budgets/grants and troubleshooting/resolving budget inquiries in a

timely manner;proficient in fiscal software

• Process payments for Student and Faculty Support and invoices

• Demonstrate excellent communication – oral and written skills

• Resolve routine and complex problems with minimal consultation; handle multiple assignments and prioritize in a constantly changing work environment

• Use advanced skills in Outlook, Word, Excel, Banner, SharePoint and other such collaborative learning management systems, combined with experience in financial database

management

• Manage multiple project assignments and work effectively to meet deadlines and if needed communicate the need for temporary additional resources to meet deadlines

• Work with the NOAA CESSRST Center students’ recruitment and admission team to develop and manage students’ fiscal database, including stipends, travels, registration fees and

other documentation

• Conduct analytical and logistical activities as assigned by the management, in support of the annual financial planning and budget process

• Contribute to the student and fiscal management dashboard on the NOAA CESSRST CenterManagement Information System

QUALIFICATIONS

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in finance preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience providing senior level administrative and professional program support, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience

  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office and Banner or another relevant program

  • Demonstrate expertise in oral and written communication skills andexcellent communication

  • Advanced skills in Outlook, Word, Excel, Banner, SharePoint and other such collaborativelearning management systems, combined with experience in financial database management

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.

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CLOSING DATE

Open until filled with review of applications to begin on April 5, 2022.

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