Finance Accountant Assistant (Provisional) - Business Office

Hunter College
New York City, New York

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Finance Accountant Assistant (Provisional) - Business Office- Multiple Positions (Areas: Accounting and Bursar)




Job Opening ID (24076) 






- 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.


- 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.


- 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.




Finance Accountant Assistant








The Business Office at Hunter College, City University of New York is currently accepting applications for a full-time qualified Finance Accountant Assistant. We are looking to fill multiple positions in different areas: Accounting and Bursar.  As part of the Business office team, the Finance Accountant Assistant/s will, amongst other things, perform accounting and administrative work; record and process all types of transactions such as: refunds, charges, deposits, loans, fund transfers, etc.; calculate, input and check payments for correctness and communicate discrepancies to supervisor: Associate Bursar or Accounting Director. 





- 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).


- 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.




Preferred candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong skills in software products, including Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word; experience with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and; excellent organizational, time management and interpersonal skills; and ability to work in a team-oriented environment is essential. Evening and weekend hours sometimes required.


Vaccine Requirement:




Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.






New hire: $39,469*


Incumbent: $44,601


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




New hire: $44,485*


Incumbent: $50,270


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




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.




Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website




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. To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 24076. 


Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.


Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).


Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Please include:


- Cover Letter 


- Curriculum Vitae/ Resume


- Names and contact information of 3 references

If you are a current employee of our organization please use the following link instead: 




The search will remain open until the position is filled.




CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional




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.



Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY). Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country. More than 23,000 students currently attend Hunter, pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 170 areas of study.

Hunter's student body is as diverse as New York City itself. For more than 140 years, Hunter has provided educational opportunities for women and minorities, and today, students from every walk of life and every corner of the world attend Hunter.

The success of Hunter students is largely due to the dedication and expertise of the Hunter faculty. With more than 1,800 full- and part-time members, the faculty is virtually unparalleled in its breadth of scholarship and artistic achievement. Many of the nation's top scholars are drawn to Hunter by its diverse and uniquely engaged student body, by the abundance of academic resources in New York, and by ever-growing opportunities for teaching and research. At Hunter, they receive prestigious national grants, contribute to the world's leading academic journals, and play major roles in cutting-edge research. They are fighting cancer, formulating public policy, enhancing our culture, advancing technology, and more.




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