The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Labor Studies and Urban and Community Studies that are designed to meet the needs of working adults as well as traditional-age college students who seek to learn more about the challenges confronting poor and working-class populations in the workplace and in the community. Additionally, SLU collaborates with other units of CUNY to offer a broad range of college-credit programs designed to give workers the academic and technical skills needed for professional advancement. Its faculty includes distinguished scholars in the social sciences as well as expert practitioners in government, labor, and public service.
The Business Office seeks a skilled and dependable Finance Specialist to join its team. Under the leadership of the Director of Finance and Business Affairs, the finance specialist maintains all financial accounts held by SLU and the SLU Foundation, manages close of all accounting periods, reconciles accounts receivable sub-ledger to GL, and enforces university and school policies and practices. This dedicated and detail-oriented professional prepares critical financial reports for both internal and external constituents, at times driving executive decision-making. Additionally, the specialist conducts routine and ad hoc audit activities, and notifies relevant staff of any un-booked account activity.
Other key responsibilities include, but will not be limited to the following:
Maintain all financial accounts held by the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU), including tuition and fees revenue; tuition and fees refund; departmental receipt; business office; student association and future accounts as established.
Maintain accuracy of charges, credits, payments, and refunds
Keep current on CUNY policy guiding the management of tuition and fees and non-tax levy revenue; apprise Business Office staff on changes and new policy implementations; recommend new policies and procedures and/or revisions to current to policies and procedures in line with best practices
Attend and participate in information sessions, trainings and seminars conducted by CUNY Central Office; serve on CUNY???s Revenue Council and attend other council meetings at the request of the Director
Note: Until further notice, work will be performed in a hybrid remote and on-site work arrangement.
Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required.
Preferred qualifications include:
Prior accounting experience in an institution of higher education
Familiarity with FASB and GASB accounting standards
Federal and private foundation grant accounting experience
Intermediate computer proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Access, QuickBooks and PeopleSoft/CUNYfirst plus standard administrative and financial programs, systems and databases.
Advanced attention to detail with strong quantitative, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, data management, research and evaluation skills.
Effective interpersonal communication, presentation, writing, editing and proofreading skills.
Proactive, flexible, and customer-focused to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a dynamic work environment with diverse members of the university community and external agencies.
Strong organizational and follow-through stills to devise and execute work plans, prioritize work, manage multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
Strong work ethic and character with a high degree of personal integrity to work with the utmost discretion, maintain confidentiality and safe guard employee information.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
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
Higher Education Assistant
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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after July 1, 2019
City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after July 1, 2019 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.
After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.
Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period.
An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.
HOW TO APPLY
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. The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:
Current CUNY employees must apply through CUNYfirst Employee Self Service using your login credentials. After you login to CUNYfirst, navigate to job openings by following the path from the Main Menu: Self Service ???>Recruiting Activities ???>Careers ???>Managerial and Professional
October 31, 2021
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
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.
The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Labor Studies and Urban Studies that are designed to meet the needs of working adults as well as traditional-age college students who seek to learn more about the challenges confronting poor and working class populations in the workplace and in the community. It also collaborates with other units of CUNY to offer a range of college-credit programs designed to give workers the academic and technical skills they need for professional advancement. Its faculty includes distinguished scholars in the social sciences as well as expert practitioners in government, labor, and public service. In addition to its academic programs, SLU sponsors research; organizes forums and conferences; and publishes a national journal, New Labor Forum: A journal of ideas, analysis, and debate.