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1/20/2020
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Accounting
Finance Accountant, Level 4 (Provisional)
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Job Description

Job Title: Finance Accountant, Level 4 (Provisional)

Job ID: 21038

Location: Lehman College

Regular/Temporary: Regular

GENERAL DUTIES

* Performs professional work in the field of accounting or auditing in a higher education setting, coordinates accounting activities, and may supervise employees engaged in accounting activities. Work may be performed utilizing computer and related technologies.


* There are five Assignment Levels for this position (1, 1-A, 2, 3, 4). All personnel perform related work. This specification describes typical assignments for this position; related duties may be assigned as needed.



ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 1:

* Under close supervision, performs entry-level professional work in the field of accounting, including assisting in the following:


* Maintaining general and special books of accounts.


* Posting accounting entries.


* Preparing trial balances, bank reconciliations, and similar.


* Establishing and maintaining codes for funds and reserves.


* Allocating costs and charges.


* Classifying revenues and expenditures.



ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 1-A:

* This assignment level is only for College Accountants who have five years of full-time service as a College Accountant and have not progressed to Levels 2, 3, or 4.

ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 2:

* Under supervision, performs professional work of average difficulty and responsibility in the field

of accounting or auditing, including performing the following tasks:

* Maintaining general and special books of accounts.


* Posting entries, including adjustments, closings, and extension.


* Preparing trial balances, bank reconciliations, operating statements, and financial schedules.


* Establishing and maintaining codes for funds and reserves.


* Gathering data for use in preparing and analyzing various budgets and schedules.


* Maintaining records of costs and charges made against budgeted allocations.


* Classifying revenues and expenditures.


* Conducting financial and management audits, preparing preliminary draft reports..



ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 3:

* Under general supervision, coordinates and may supervise the daily activities of a major unit dealing with a specialized phase or phases of accounting, usually in conjunction with student financial aid, funds and grants, payroll, bursar functions, accounting to support financial analysis, budgeting, auditing of financial accounts and records, contract performance and compliance, and similar. May perform difficult independent work in these professional areas. Tasks may include:


* Participating in project planning sessions.


* Assisting in developing unit-wide plans, programs, and procedures for implementing and maintaining appropriate accounting controls.


* Conducting and analyzing accounting studies and surveys in order to identify and satisfy changing trends, conditions, and regulations.


* Analyzing and interpreting statements of financial condition, preparing appropriate summaries and reports.


* Planning and organizing individual audits, preparing and reviewing audit procedures, monitoring audit progress, and reviewing reports.


* Assisting in the design and implementation of computer systems and technology to meet new and changing needs.



ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 4:

* Under general supervision, coordinates and supervises the daily activities of a major unit dealing with a specialized phase or phases of accounting, usually in conjunction with student financial aid, funds and grants, payroll, bursar functions, accounting to support financial analysis, budgeting, auditing of financial accounts and records, contract performance and compliance, and similar. Also performs complex independent work in these professional areas. Tasks may include:


* Participating in project planning sessions.


* Assisting in developing unit-wide plans, programs, and procedures for implementing and



maintaining appropriate accounting controls.

* Conducting and analyzing accounting studies and surveys in order to identify and satisfy changing trends, conditions, and regulations.


* Analyzing and interpreting statements of financial condition, indicating deviations, reviewing trends, and preparing data extrapolations for forecasting purposes.


* Implementing performance standards, assuring compliance.


* Assisting in developing and designing computer systems and technologies to meet new and changing needs.


* Overseeing unit participation in University-wide compliance and systems audits, instructing staff in audit techniques, developing audit capabilities, and maintaining communications with all involved parties.



CONTRACT TITLE

Finance Accountant

FLSA

Non-exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Reporting to the Controller at Lehman College, this position will:

* Perform account reconciliation and analysis for Balance Sheet accounts, Third Party and various scholarship posting. Resolved any discrepancies identified by working with the Bursar office.
* Assist with the preparation of the monthly reconciliation for various IFR accounts.
* Assist with the preparation of the monthly mandatory fees reports and IFR overhead cost allocation calculations.
* Assist with analyzing, reconciling, preparation of reports, data reconciliations, journal vouchers and refunds of appropriations involving the state's financial system and CUNYfirst.
* Analytically review General Ledger cash accounts and reconcile the daily credit card and e-check transactions to the various bank accounts.
* Analytically review accounts compared to prior periods and obtaining explanations for variances as part of the year-end close.
* Work with the Bursar and Financial Aid office to resolve any reconciling items on the student account.
* Gather and prepare materials for internal and external auditors throughout the fiscal year as needed.
* Perform ad-hoc reporting, special projects and analysis as requested.
* Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

ASSIGNMENT LEVEL

ALL LEVELS A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, including or supplemented by at least eighteen (18) college credits in accounting, and at least six (6) credits in data processing, computer science, banking, economics, statistics, or similar courses.

* Demonstrated English language proficiency, including the ability to speak, read, write, and understand English well enough to meet minimally acceptable performance standards set for job tasks.


* For work experience requirements (below), CUNY considers full-time work to be 35 hours per week. Part-time experience of at least 20 hours per week may be prorated and credited instead of, but not in addition to, full-time experience during the same period.


* Part-time experience of less than 20 hours per week will not be credited at all.



LEVEL 1: No additional work experience is required.

LEVEL 1-A: Five years full-time service as a College Accountant, if employee has not progressed to Levels 2, 3, or 4.

LEVEL 2: One year of full-time related experience in an appropriate field.

LEVEL 3: Two years total of full-time related experience in an appropriate field.

LEVEL 4: Three years total of full-time related experience in an appropriate field.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Qualifications:

* Proficiency using computers, accounting software preferably with Oracle People Soft or CUNYfirst and QuickBooks.
* Advanced Microsoft Excel skill and ability to perform high-level data analysis.
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to make well thought out decisions.
* Knowledge of GAAP and GASB rules.
* Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
* Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines in time-sensitive projects.

COMPENSATION

New Hire: $63,067*

Incumbent: $71,262

* This amount reflects a 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months of employment only.

BENEFITS

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

HOW TO APPLY

The review of resumes will continue until filled.

To apply, go to www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled. (Revised)

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

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.

About City University of New York

The City University of New York is the nation's largest urban public university with 23 institutions: eleven senior colleges, six community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College, the Graduate School and University Center, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Law at Queens College , the CUNY School of Professional Studies and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. The University serves more than 226,000 degree-credit students and 230,000 adult, continuing and professional education students. College Now, the University's academic enrichment program for 32,500 high school students is offered at CUNY campuses and more than 280 high schools throughout the five boroughs of the City of New York. With new academic programs and raised admissions standards for freshmen and transfer applicants, more students than ever are applying which has led to CUNY's record-breaking enrollments.