Reporting to the Vice President for Finance & Administration, the Director of Finance provides financial support to multiple Queens College business units. The successful candidate will oversee the revenue and expense activities, review and approve cash receipts, vendor invoices, payment requests and financial transactions in the general ledger system. He/she will serve as the Executive Director of a Non-Tax Levy unit and approve monthly bank reconciliation and general ledger inputs. The Director will liaise with Program Directors, and directors across various business units, as well as the College's Business Office, Budget Office, Procurement Office, Payroll Office, The Research Foundation of CUNY, The Queens College Foundation, CUNY Central Office and other external business partners to provide timely and accurate financial information.
In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, further duties and responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to:
Develop and establish the annual departmental budget for presentation to senior management
Oversee the approvals of daily deposits, accounts payable and monthly journal entries
Act as the Executive Officer for the Auxiliary Enterprise Corporation with the responsibility to sign contracts on behalf of the corporation
Direct and implement the redesign of accounting procedures for variance college divisions
Perform the month-end and year-end financial close for the divisions
Analyze the efficiencies of various programs and make appropriate recommendation to enhance cost effectiveness
Propose and conduct cash forecast analysis of revenue and expense to measure month end and year end projections to upper management
Liaise with the offices of Accounting, Budget, Procurement, Payroll Offices, the Research Foundation, CUNY Central Office and other college academic divisions to provide needed financial information
Coordinate with Information Technologist to oversee the content and information of the departmental website
Oversee the maintenance and updating of coding tables and reports in the General Ledger System
Approve instructor contracts in EPAF and faculty and staff timesheets in PR-Assist, HR-Assist and ADP payroll systems
Prepare the annual division budget and manages the month-end and year-end financial close.
Participate in Board of Director meetings for various college entities
Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience required.
Master Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance from a US accredited college or university, and/or CPA
Experience in a higher education setting
Prior experience in accounting, fiscal reporting and/or financial analysis in a non-profit, government, and/or education industry
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and work experience with large complex general ledger system
Strong understanding in the functionalities of CUNYFirst, Financial Edge General Ledger system, the Continuing Education Registration System and various sub-system that support the college's financial operation
Ability to design and produce financial reports from various reporting systems
Ability to read and analysis financial transactions and statements
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to lead a team and think outside the box during challenging situations
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Directs the budgeting function of a College or major program as well as related accounting operations.
Formulates, prepares and oversees financial plans and budgeting processes
Manages all financial reporting and compliance activities, including preparation of financial statements, statistical reports, and funding determinations
Liaisons with internal and external financial auditors as well as various College, University and governmental representatives
Oversees analytical reporting and provides strategic financial guidance to support decisions regarding resource allocations and operational planning
Manages professional staff responsible for budget projections, allocations and transactions
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Finance Budget Director
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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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Open Until Filled with review to begin after December 8, 2020
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About Queens College (CUNY)
Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and preprofessional programs. With its extensive range of graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, research opportunities, and internship placements, the college serves more than 20,000 students, mentored by an award-winning faculty. Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus, the college has been cited for 28 consecutive years in the Princeton Review as a “Best Value” college. U.S. News and World Report and Forbes magazine also rank Queens College a “Best Value College,” thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and affordability. The Equality of Opportunity Report placed Queens College in the top one percent of all colleges in moving students from poverty to prosperity. Queens College produces more education graduates who become principals, teachers, and counselors for New York City’s public schools than any other college in the metropolitan area. The college contributes to the local talent pool as a leader in tech education, and enrolls the second-most computer science majors of any college in the city. Students from across the country and around the world are att...racted to study at the Aaron Copland School of Music. Its renowned faculty and alumni include celebrated composers, conductors, and performers who have received over 100 Grammy Awards and nominations. Visit the homepage to learn more about Queens College’s stellar programs and robust campus life.