Senior Financial Analyst

Updated: 21 days ago

About SUNY Maritime College:

SUNY Maritime College is located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel with the greatest city in the world. An impressive view of the sound extends toward the North Atlantic, yet only a few miles away are Yankee Stadium and Midtown Manhattan. SUNY Maritime offers an array of employment opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth and development among its employees.

Job Description:

SUNY Maritime College is seeking a highly analytical, team oriented and student centered leader who is committed to excellence in customer service.  Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Business Services, the Senior Financial Analyst  is expected to work independently to facilitate the achievement of the institution's strategic goals. The role will interact frequently with faculty and staff from various departments, and is expected to actively participate in the formulation and implementation of policies and procedures with a cross departmental reach, while significantly impacting the financial operations of the College. Furthermore, the analyst is expected to monitor, analyze and provide meaningful reports of all the institution's financial activities including state operating, dormitory and capital funds. 

Position Duties

  • Perform Trial Balance analytical review and investigate fluctuation
  •  Preparation of bank reconciliations
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and year-end reports
  • Provide accurate and timely reports for various reconciliations and analysis
  • Prepare and enter journal entries in Banner
  • Understand the relationship between the various Banner modules (Financial Aid, Student Accounts and Finance) and ensure consistency of records
  • Update Banner records and make properly documented changes to the rule classes, detailed codes, revenue classes and IFR codes
  • Reconcile Banner to SUNY reports and make the required adjustments on a monthly basis
  • Address timely any inconsistencies encountered in the accounting records while assesing their  impact on other units of the College (Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Budget Office)
  • Prepare and manage the annual campus capital and operational budgets; support Management to ensure all budgets align with campus leadership directives. Assure financial plans are consistent with organizational goals.
  • Prepare forecast reports and variance analysis
  • Prepare ad-hoc financial reports
  • Assist in resource allocation by developing, analyzing, and executing
  • Analyze key business processes to identify efficiencies and cost savings opportunities
  • Responsible for the development of new and the improvement of existing operational procedures in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Advise senior staff on continuous quality improvement of processes and controls and help create and update financial guidelines
  • Participate in the on-going review of technology enhancements and software upgrades
  • Oversee quality assurance and finance compliance with government, accreditation, and institutional policies
  • Participate in special projects related to the finance branch to develop innovative solutions to emerging administrative issues
  • Assist with filing of grant applications, preparation of grant budgets
  • Assist with monitoring of awards and prepare payment and request for grants' expenses
  • Assist with preparation of grant reports and submits them to appropriate parties by required deadlines.
  • Help in cross training of other members of the Business office staff 

Maritime College is committed to further strengthening its inclusive campus community, one that comprises a diverse faculty, student body, and staff. Maritime College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, and members of underrepresented groups.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required with a preferred concentration in Business, Accounting, Higher Education Administration or Finance
  • Minimum 2 -5  years of experience in accounting and budgeting
  • Strong organizational, analytical, communication, and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and complete multiple work assignments with frequent interruptions
  • Excellent proficiency in Excel and Power Point
  • Dedicated commitment to Customer Service

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in Business, Accounting, Higher Education Administration or Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • 3-5 years Accounting and Financial analytical experience
  • State University of New York budget or accounting experience
  • Higher education or non-profit organization experience

Additional Information:

Classification/Salary Range: The Senior Financial Analyst is a United University Professions (UUP) position.  The anticipated salary range for the position is $65,000 - $75,000 annually, with an outstanding benefits package. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. For additional information, please see the UUP Benefit Summary:

Review of applications to commence immediately and conclude when the position is filled.

Special Notes: This is a full-time, calendar year appointment UUP Position.  Fair Labor Standard Acts (FLSA) exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. 

Budget Title: Assistant for University Financial Analysis
Local Title: Senior Financial Analyst
Line #: 0000321

SUNY Maritime College is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For our full non-discrimination statement, see:

SUNY Maritime College is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its students, faculty, staff, volunteers and the general public that use our facilities. Therefore, in order to ensure the hiring of employees of the highest integrity and to maintain a safe campus community, SUNY Maritime College will conduct pre-employment background investigations on all individuals for whom employment is to be offered.

SUNY Maritime is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning and working environment. 

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 .

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Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should apply online. Applicants are asked to submit the following with application: 

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance Maritime's commitment to inclusive excellence
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

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