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CUNY Financial Analyst (aHEO) - Bursar Accounts in New York, New York

Financial Analyst (aHEO) - Bursar Accounts

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Central Office

Full/Part Time





Revenue Management in the Office of the University Controller contributes to the reporting and analysis of the University’s financial information. Reporting to the Assistant Controller for Revenue Management, the Financial Analyst’s primary function is to perform analyses of financial accounting data and related student transactions in the Campus Solutions – Student Financials (SF) module of the University's PeopleSoft-based ERP, which includes working closely with technical staff to assist in the development and implement improvements to existing configuration. During the annual financial statement audit, the Financials Analyst - Bursar Accounts, is responsible for providing information requested by the external auditors related to Student Financials data. This position works closely with the Colleges’ Bursar, Business and Financial Aid Offices, University Treasury Office and the University Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA).

Other key duties include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Participate and assist in the creation of designing reports that provide control and transparency of the transactions from CUNYfirst SF that post Tuition & Fee related transactions to the CUNYfirst General Ledger (GL);

  • Monitor CUNYfirst SF to CUNYfirst GL synchronization by analyzing various reports and individual student accounts to ensure the accuracy of transactions recorded by CUNYfirst SF and posted to CUNYfirst GL;

  • Work with Colleges and OSFA to create new or update existing CUNYfirst SF Item Types that represent transactions posted to student accounts and contain accounting mapping that interface to CUNYfirst GL;

  • Triage College inquiries and requests relating to any SF - student accounts’ related matters;

  • Coordinate with the Assistant Controller to assess and/or assist with the development of current and future CUNYfirst policies & procedures, recommend best solutions and strategies for implementing them in CUNYfist SF across the University, enhancing automation where possible;

  • Work with technical staff on CRMHelp Desktickets submitted by Colleges and other departments within Central office to bring to closure on a timely basis;

  • Maintain CUNYfist SF priority list and work with the technical staff to make sure that the projects are completed on time;

  • Provide support for ongoing CUNYfirst ERP implementation;

  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis, and other special projects as requested;

  • Participate in developing and conducting training sessions for college staff members.

Note - Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office. All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to the tri-state area.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Bachelor's Degree required.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting or similar field, and CPA and/or Master’s Degree;

  • Knowledge of GAAP/GASB accounting theory and practice;

  • Detail oriented with excellent writing, analytical, evaluative, and organizational skills plus strong presentation, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;

  • Public college/university experience;

  • Experience with a PeopleSoft/Oracle ERP implementation, particularly with Financial System conversions;

  • Solid knowledge of business practices, workflow analysis, and business systems design related to IT, finance, and accounting business process re-engineering activities;

  • Strong technology aptitude using online financial systems as well as advanced skills in Excel spreadsheets (e.g. macros/ report writing, etc.);

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders and constituents of various levels in a time-sensitive, dynamic, and customer responsive office.


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




Salary range is $52,184 - $72,638. 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.


For full consideration, submit a position focused cover letter and resume with your online application. Your cover letter should clearly explain how your experience and credentials fulfill the duties and qualifications outlined. The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:


Review of resumes to begin on July 11, 2022.

This position is a repost of Job ID 23612 - Student Financial Analyst, with a title change to Financial Analyst - Bursar Accounts.


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.