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CUNY Finance Specialist in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Finance Specialist

Job ID: 20361

Location: Medgar Evers College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Medgar Evers College (MEC), a nationally recognized leader in urban-serving education, is one of twenty three colleges within the dynamic City University New York (CUNY) System. Named for the late civil rights leader, Medgar Wiley Evers (1925-1963), the College's mission is to develop and maintain high quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of liberal education.

Located in Central Brooklyn, MEC was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community, currently enrolling 7,000 students in degree programs. Students represent 105 countries around the world! MEC students obtain Associate degrees in 8 fields, and Baccalaureate degrees in 18 fields. They are instructed by over 208 Full-time dedicated faculty members who must maintain a portfolio of scholarship and research. To meet the needs of its students, the College offers courses and programs at various times, is growing their online program offerings, and in offsite locations. The College is committed to a student-centered education and advancing knowledge through scholarly research.

Reporting to The Assistant Vice President of Administration & Finance the Finance Specialist duties include:

  • Administer the collection of Tuition and Fees, Language Immersion & Adult Continuing Education Program revenues reporting

  • Analyze cash posting to the CUNYfirst General Leger System ensuring funds are allocated by funding source to college business units

  • Review College's Trial Balances for irregularities and work with colleges to resolve discrepancies in a timely manner

  • Prepare monthly Cash Position Report and manage periodic Tuition & Fees, Language Immersions and Continuing Education cash transfers to New York State and New York City on behalf of the College - Assist in developing new reporting procedures within CUNYfirst to facilitate revenue analysis and reporting

  • Provide proper guidance to the College during CUNYfirst Student Financial implementation process - Prepare presentation materials and participate in providing training to the college to facilitate year end close

  • Review and recommend improvements to existing revenue and cash management activities


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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with expenditure tracking in a large, complex organization

  • Experience using online ledger, financial systems and databases, specifically PeopleSoft financials -Advanced proficiency with Excel and data structures

  • Ability to grasp and understand budgetary data

  • Detail oriented and accurate with strong numerical analysis, evaluation and research skills


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




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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April 26, 2019


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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