Financial Analyst

Job description

The Finance Office at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Financial Analyst position.

Posting Date:  July 11, 2018

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit:   or

Date of Appointment: As soon as possible

Description of Responsibilities: The Financial Analyst within the Finance Office shall be responsible for the coordination of all payments for contracted goods and services on campus.  Working closely with our Facilities Services department, this individual will ensure all contract payments are paid timely and accurately and in accordance with New York State guidelines.  The analyst will also assist in the reconciliation and balancing of bi-weekly payroll for the institution, prepare detailed financial analysis as requested by the Assistant Vice President, and coordinate and prepare reports and supporting documentation for the annual financial reporting package. 

Additional responsibilities also include: 

  • Prepare financial data for annual audits
  • Provide training and account management information to departmental staff
  • Assist with monthly recharge process including cataloging and processing account transfers
  • Create and analyze standard and ad-hoc queries and reports for annual budget preparation
  • Create new accounts within the general accounting chart of accounts as needed



The Financial Analyst interacts with all levels of College administration, faculty, staff and students as well as vendors, SUNY System Administration, and New York State Comptroller.

In addition, will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree by time of appointment
  • 3 years’ financial experience in a business office setting (i.e. accounting, billing, budget, finance)
  • Demonstrated high proficiency in Microsoft applications (i.e. Excel, Word, Access)
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize competing priorities with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field
  • Experience in higher education setting
  • Knowledge of NYS payment procedures and policies
  • Experience with payment procedures related to construction contracts
  • Knowledge of Business Intelligence or Oracle based database software platforms

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, resume, copies of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Shawn Nies, Search Committee Chair


[email protected]

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts and are required prior to hiring. 

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department:  Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Finance & Budget, the primary function of the Finance office is to serve as the primary payment center for the university.  The office is responsible for the payment of all goods and services received at the institution as well as monitoring, managing and controlling the campus budget in excess of $110m.  We serve as the counsel for all financial decisions and oversight of the Business Intelligence account data inquiry system.  

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected]  

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery) on the Human Resources Website:

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]   




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Posted: 7/11/2018
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