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Finance Accountant Assistant (Provisional)

Queens College   New York, NY   Full-time     Finance
Posted on July 21, 2022
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Finance Accountant Assistant (Provisional)
Job ID 23710
Location Queens College
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


GENERAL DUTIES
 Under direct supervision, performs bookkeeping, clerical, and sub professional
work of ordinary difficulty and responsibility related to college accounting. Such
work may be performed utilizing computers and related technology.
 There are two Assignment Levels for this position. All personnel perform
related work. This specification describes typical assignments for this position;
related duties may be assigned as needed.

ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 1:
 As instructed, maintains financial records of contracts, appropriations,
allocations, authorizations, and payments and assists in maintaining ledgers of
accounts and in performing reconciliations.
 As instructed, examines invoices, claims, vouchers, etc.; verifies documents
for accuracy by reviewing supporting data and records and assists in audit functions.
 As authorized, receives remittances and payments; makes appropriate
disbursements or refunds; keep logs and issues pertinent receipts.
 Assists in processing invoices, vouchers, claims, statements, bills, etc.
 Perform various calculations and computations, as directed.

 Perform other related duties, such as generating reports and producing checks
and other financial documents, as required.

ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 1A:
 This assignment level is only for College Accounting Assistants who have
achieved the minimum qualification requirements for the title College
Accountant, Level 1, but have not been reassigned to duties in that title.

CONTRACT TITLE
Finance Accountant Assistant

FLSA Non-exempt


CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION
In addition to the general duties, this position will be primarily responsible for managing
and maintaining third-party student accounts - billing and payments, responding to
student related inquiries and acting as a liaison for external organizations


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 1:
 A high school diploma or its equivalent, plus
 An associate degree from an accredited institution of higher education, AND
One (1)year of full-time bookkeeping, figure clerk, account clerk, or similar
experience, OR
 A comparable combination of experience and education.
 Demonstrated English language proficiency (ability to speak, read, write and
understand English well enough to meet job requirements).

ASSIGNMENT LEVEL 1A:
 A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education,
including or supplemented by at least eighteen (18) credits in accounting and
at least six (6) credits in data processing, computer science, finance, banking,
economics, taxation, statistics, or similar courses.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
Preferred Qualifications
 One year of Higher Education experience
 Accounting Degree is a plus
 PeopleSoft experience specifically working within the Student Financials
module
 Proficient knowledge of MS Office Products such as Word, Excel and Power
Point
 Customer service experience
 Excellent oral, writing, analytical, organizational and interpersonal
communication skills
 Ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple priorities and
deadlines

 Ability to be proactive, resourceful, and self-motivated, possessing strong
critical thinking and problem-solving skills
 Availability to work during extended business hours, which consist of two
evenings a week, from 5:00pm-7:30pm. Additional extended days during peak
periods


COMPENSATION
Assignment Level 1
New Hire: $39,469*
Incumbent: $44,601
*This amount reflects a 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months of
employment only.
Assignment Level 1A
New Hire: $44,485*
Incumbent: $50,270
*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
If you are viewing this job posting on any website other than CUNYfirst, please follow
the instructions below:
 Go to cuny.jobs
 In the box under "job title/ keyword", enter "23710"
 Click on "Finance Accountant Assistant (provisional)"
 Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.
Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter describing related
qualifications and experience, resume, and the name and contact information of three
(3) professional references in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.
**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example:
JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.


CLOSING DATE
Extended to August 1, 2022

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.