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CUNY Financial Reporting Analyst (Finance Specialist) in New York, New York

Financial Reporting Analyst (Finance Specialist)

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The City of New York's (CUNY) Financial Reporting and Analysis team performs critical functions within Controller Operations, a department that directly reports to the Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Budget/CFO. The team works with CUNY's 25 colleges and 86 affiliated entities (such as the Research Foundation and college associations) to gather the necessary information to properly consolidate and accurately report financial information to senior management and the University's external auditors. Additionally, the team plays a critical role in the accounting and reporting of approximately $10.6 billion in assets and deferred outflows of resources and $9.5 billion in liabilities and deferred inflows of resources asoociated with the university's business activities.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Financial Reporting and Analysis, the Financial Reporting Analyst is responsible for the University's system maintenance, analysis, and reporting of all non-tax levy activities. The incumbent will work closely with the Colleges’ business offices and their related entities, the University Treasury Office, the CUNY Research Foundation (RF), as well as various New York City and New York State agencies.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Reconciles deposits and transfer accounts in a timely fashion with New York City and New York State.

  • Prepares all transactions for fund activities, including investment pool transactions, financial statement data, footnote disclosures, and entries as assigned.

  • Liaises with Colleges and other agencies for related entity activities.

  • Supports ongoing PeopleSoft ERP implementations.

  • Collaborates with the Financial Reporting and Analysis team in preparing the University’s general-purpose financial statements, CUNY RF indirect cost recovery, and Integrated Post-Secondary Educational Data Systems (IPEDS) report.

  • Collaborates with the Associate Director on compiling, reviewing, and preparing financial analysis for the University and its related entities’ activities with support from the Colleges' accounting offices.

  • Contributes and participates in the development of business process guidance, formal and informational training and system development, and analysis of all the University's related entity activities, particularly related to general ledger and treasury accounting.

  • Assists with the analysis and preparation of management and financial reports as assigned.

  • Participates in special projects and other duties, as assigned.

NOTE: Until further notice, this position is eligible to work remotely and work on-site in the office.


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


  • Advanced degree in accounting or a related discipline.

  • Professional accounting or financial licensure/certification (e.g. CPA).

  • Knowledge of GASB reporting requirements.

  • Detail oriented and accurate, with strong numerical analysis, evaluation, and research skills.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work effectively as an individual contributor and collaboratively in a team setting with diverse stakeholders in various organizational levels.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and assisgnments with competing deadlines.

  • Computer proficiency using financial and administrative systems and databases and remote/virtual meeting and collaboration tools (Office 365, MS Teams, Zoom); advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint) with intermediate to advanced proficiency using MS Excel spreadsheet functions to perform complex data analyses (vlookup, pivot tables, sorting); experience with PeopleSoft ERP systems (preferred).


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


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The salary range is $64,649 - $75,465; commensurate with qualifications, experience, and education.

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 cover letter and resume online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.

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Open until filled, with a rolling review of resumes.


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.