CUNY University Manager Financial Reporting (University Finance Manager) – Capital Assets and Debt in New York, New York


The Office of the University Controller oversees five key enterprise-wide financial programs for CUNY: Accounting and Financial Reporting, Treasury and Cash Management, Investments, Procurement and Information Technology (IT) Support, and also manages its financial and business matters. The University Manager Financial Reporting - Capital Asset and Debt analyzes, accounts for, and reports on all capital assets, related entity capital assets, construction, and associated long-term debt activities and transactions plus certain government-funded capital projects for the University, including its 24 colleges and the Central Office of Administration. The Manager Financial Reporting - Capital Assets and Debt safeguards the University's assets (property, land, buildings, vehicles, and equipment) and maintains data integrity and consistency by enforcing the Capital Asset Policy; managing the Capital Asset Accounting Manual; managing the annual physical inventory process; preparing the capital asset and debt portion of the financial statements, plus the footnote disclosures and management discussion and analysis sections; recommending policy, process, and/or procedural changes for stronger risk management and internal controls; and ensuring compliance. The position reports directly to the University Director of Financial Reporting and Analysis and works closely with the Associate Director.

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

  • Supervise and review work performed by the financial analyst and the property coordinator and archivist.

  • Manage the fixed asset database recording acquisitions, retirements, depreciation and capitalization, and reconciliations to the general ledger, plus oversee system implementations and upgrades.

  • Administer the fixed asset module of the CUNYfirst PeopleSoft ERP system and ensure integration with the eProcurement, Purchasing, and other related modules and systems.

  • Prepare IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) filings for the US Department of Education plus other reports submitted to external agencies.

  • Prepares all Bond compliance reports for third party rating agencies.

  • Partner with University and college campus financial administrators to make entries required for preparing consolidated financial statements, and advise them on SWAP effectiveness, debt/capital asset activities, and their allocations.

  • Compile and evaluate financial statements and supporting data from inter- and intra-agency departments (i.e. DASNY, CUCF, CUNY Research Foundation etc.) for inclusion in the University's financial statements.

  • Develop and present the University's year-end closing training and other related training programs aligned with financial risk management goals.

  • Organize and conduct University-wide property managers meetings to convey current policies and risk management procedures.

  • Perform inventory fieldwork observations by way of random college campus visits with the Property Specialist and Archivist.

  • Participate in the current adoption and use of the CUNYfirst PeopleSoft ERP system's financial components.

  • Participate in developing an effective centralized capital and fixed asset inventory/property control and tracking process.

  • Manage, train, and develop staff.


Bachelor's degree and six years' related experience required.

The successful candidate will have the following preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • MBA or other advanced degree in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline preferred; CPA license preferred.

  • Knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board).

  • Experience with government, capital asset and debt accounting, reporting and auditing, including SWAP transactions.

  • Detail oriented and accurate with strong numerical analysis, evaluation, and research skills and ability to work with integrity and careful judgment.

  • Experience supervising/managing staff.

  • Strong writing, verbal and interpersonal communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to establish plans, manage a large workload and multiple assignments with conflicting priorities, and meet deadlines in a time-sensitive and customer responsive office.

  • Experience with PeopleSoft ERP effort, systems, and re-engineering/re-organizing business processes.

  • Work effectively, collaboratively, and cooperatively with diverse stakeholders, constituents, and clients of various levels.

  • Proficiency using computers and office software programs plus online general ledger and financial systems, with advanced skill using Microsoft Excel and performing extensive pivot table analysis.


Assists in managing the University's financial operations, including accounting, reporting, analysis, and compliance activities.

  • Advises University and College managers on funding appropriateness and proposes fiscal solutions to resolve academic and/or administrative issues

  • Participates in developing University-wide budgeting policies and procedures; interprets and ensures compliance with University, State, and City policies, guidelines, rules and regulations

  • Participates in strategic planning and re-engineering efforts; evaluates outcomes and makes recommendations regarding resources

  • Develops and recommends fiscal policies and controls

  • Prepares and manages the production of financial, statistical, and analytical reports

  • Collaborates with government agencies, auditors, and others as needed

  • May negotiate contracts

  • May hire, supervise and train finance and/or clerical staff, and manage related administrative functions

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Associate




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 résumé 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: Page=HRSCEJOB_DTL&Action;=A&JobOpeningId;=18607&SiteId;=1&PostingSeq;=1


Open until filled, with a review of applications to begin on the April 26, 2018.


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.

Job Title: University Manager Financial Reporting (University Finance Manager) – Capital Assets and Debt

Job ID: 18607

Location: Central Office

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular