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CUNY Finance Budget Manager - Resource Planning and Analytics in Queens, New York

Finance Budget Manager - Resource Planning and Analytics

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Queensborough CC

Full/Part Time





Reporting to the Executive Director of Resource Planning and Analytics, the Finance Budget Manager will be responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and execution of the financial and business operations of the division. The Manager exercises considerable independent judgement in establishing policies, procedures, and standards for the assigned area.

The Finance Budget Manager will oversee all activities related to the planning, development and modification of the budget, developing and maintaining adequate internal controls, and supporting senior leadership in building fiscal accountability. This includes the ongoing maintenance of the position management budget system, and monitoring of full-time position allocations, using financial management practices and planning, development and modification of the All Funds Budget Book with related entities, and the day-to-day supervision and assignment of duties for professional staff and part-time analyst.

CUNY is an equal opportunity employer, is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and is dedicated to recruiting and retaining professionals who share the College’s commitment to equity. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from members of protected groups including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional perspectives to the university’s mission. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are also encouraged to apply. One of Queensborough Community College’s greatest strengths, and a necessary element of excellence, is the diversity of our community. We strive to attract and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff that proudly reflect the unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the United States.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, responsibilities include:

-Oversees the development and distribution of annual budget request templates to departments, the processing of request responses and budget modification request inquiries from departments including the development and distribution of preliminary and final budget recaps to departments;

-Contributes in the development of the College’s Financial Plan; Provides projections and relevant information in the development and administration of the College’s all-funds operation budget and prepares quarterly reconciliation reports for the University;

-Mentors and supervises staff on daily activities of the office; evaluates, develops and implements workforce development initiatives to ensure continuous improvement in staff skills consistent with performance expectations;

-Manages highly complex analyses to determine cost and outcomes of business activities for the College; Designs, implements, and maintains complex technical solutions to replace existing manual and/or inefficient processes; Prepares and updates (by payroll) the FT regular, adjunct (teaching and non-teaching), and hourlies PS (Personal Services) expenditure projections;

-Organizes policies and procedures that facilitate effective budgeting controls for all areas of college budget; Directs the maintenance of these controls by identifying and ensuring proper execution of such functions;

-In conjunction with Budget Administration, directs new allocations to appropriate departmental budgets, and modifies budgets accordingly;

-Acts as a liaison both internally and externally with University Central Office, City, State and Federal agencies in compliance with mandated policies and procedures related to Budget matters;

-Responsible for administration of CUNY First Planning & Budgeting module;Incorporates and ensures that updated budgetary procedural processes are implemented as related to ongoing CUNYfirst implementations, and NYC/NYS and University regulations;

-Leads special project initiatives and work groups; develops and executes comprehensive project plans; provides support for efforts to improve financial management and participate in developing related policies, goals, and objectives;

-Contributes in the strategic planning activities; assess outcomes and make recommendations regarding resource allocations; prepares guidelines, funding formulas, and models for the annual budget;

-Provides various CHRMS and CUNY First Human Capital Management AD Hoc reports for senior management; Performs tracking and reporting for CUNY ERI Initiative, and additional reporting analysis as assigned.


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

Preferred Qualifications:

-Budget/financial model development and implementation

-Data tracking, budget monitoring, forecasting, reconciliation, and quantitative analysis

-Prior experience working in a College/University

-Advanced MS Excel knowledge (pivots, macros, et al)

-Communication, data presentation skills

-PeopleSoft, financial enterprise system experience

-Prior experience working in CUNY

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.

All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to the tri-state area.


Manages the budget function of a College or major program under the direction of a senior administrator.

  • Prepares guidelines, funding formulas, and models for the annual budget

  • Supports strategic planning activities; assesses outcomes and makes recommendations regarding resource allocations.

  • Monitors and analyzes budget expenditures

  • Assists in developing budgeting policies and procedures, and interprets University-wide policy

  • May hire, supervise, and train budget and/or clerical staff.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Finance Budget Manager


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.


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June 3, 2022. Review of resumes to begin immediately.


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.