Job Title: Senior Accountant
PVN ID: VC-2304-005577
Category: Administrative Services

Job Description

General Description

The City University Construction Fund (CUCF) is a New York State public benefit corporation that manages the $3 billion capital construction program for the design and construction of space required to support the educational mandate of the City University of New York (CUNY)

Reporting to the Controller of FPCM, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for the following:

  • Processing accounts payable invoices and expense claims for payment by matching and verifying with purchase orders, requisitions, packing slips, vendor statements and receipts into the New York City Financial Management System (FMS) and the New York State Statewide Financial System (SFS)
  • Preparing entries, including adjustments, closings, and reclassifications in the City University Construction Fund (CUCF) ledger as part of the monthly and annual close process
  • Preparing trial balances, bank reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations, operating statements, and financial schedules
  • Maintaining spreadsheets to support financial transactions and analyses of various expenditures
  • Assisting with year-end audit of CUCF, including the preparation of supporting documentation and addressing auditor questions

Other Duties

  • Supervise Professional Staff
  • Work on special projects, and other related duties


Minimum Qulaifications

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, business administration or finance from an accredited college
  • At lease five years of accounting experience in general accounting and/or financial reporting, including journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master's in Business Administration
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License
  • Accounting experience in a New York City or New York State publicly funded organization

Core Competencies

  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Ability to prioritize competing work and work under pressure
  • Self-starter with an ability to be a team player
  • Alert, observant, and looking for ways to improve processess
  • Out of the box thinker, creative, and adaptable to situations


About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Financial Management and Administration
Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$86,600.00 - $96,600.00
Closing Date
Jun 21, 2023 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit