Associate Director for Finance and Budget (Finance Manager) - Adult and Continuing Education

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


Associate Director for Finance and Budget (Finance Manager) - Adult and Continuing Education 

Job ID: 19475 

Location: LaGuardia Community College 

Full/Part Time: Full-Time 

Regular/Temporary: Regular 

LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle "Dare To Do More" reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit to learn more.

Reporting to the Director of Finance & Budget, the Associate Director of Finance & Budget manages financial and budget systems and the daily transactional operations in the finance area of the Division of Adult and Continuing Education (ACE). 

The Associate Director develops cost center annual financial plans, monitors the cost centers to ensure adherence to established financial plans, performs periodic reviews and variance analyses, conducts regular meetings with cost center directors and liaisons to review budget versus actual at key points within the fiscal year; this includes tax-levy and discretionary funding budgets, grant and contract revenues, plus expenditures on a wide range of educational, research and administrative activities and finance operations. 

The Associate Director will, in addition to the CUNY Title Overview, perform the following responsibilities:

• Develop, create and disseminate strategic planning policies and procedures for the division in collaboration with the Director of Finance & Budget.

• Ensure that all financial activity is in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. 

• Monitor financial activities related to ACE extramural funding to ensure that funds are received and expended in a timely fashion, as well as, in accordance with all applicable terms, conditions and regulations. 

• Supervise and train Financial Analysts in the ACE Finance Office.

• Oversee the population and maintenance of various financial and human resources databases and information systems, and create, run, and analyze various reports for management.

• Develop revenue and expense projections on a regular and ad hoc basis. 

• Work closely with the college business office to develop computerized accounting and record keeping systems that interface with College accounting systems and the ACE registration system. 


Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience required.


Relevant experience in budget or financial management with experience in higher education is strongly preferred. Experience with financial management database systems, managing budgets with multiple funding sources is strongly preferred, along with strong analytical and computer skills related to budgeting, forecasting and financial management. Grants management experience strongly preferred. Must have strong organizational skills with the ability to establish priorities, manage multiple demands and projects, and meet deadlines. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Advanced proficiency using Microsoft Office software programs to analyze financial data, evaluate needs and requirements, and present findings as required. 


- Manages the financial activities of a College or major program. 

- Advises management regarding funding appropriateness and proposes fiscal solutions to resolve academic and/or administrative issues 

- Develops and recommends policies and controls to assure the responsible use of resources 

- Supports strategic planning processes; assesses outcomes and makes recommendations regarding resource allocations 

- Prepares and manages production of statistical/analytical reports pertinent to financial and operational activities 

- Assists in developing budgeting policies and procedures, and interprets University-wide policy 

- Liaisons with auditors and other internal and external agencies as necessary 

- May negotiate contracts 

- May hire, supervise and train finance and/or clerical staff and manage related administrative functions 

- Performs related duties as assigned. 


Higher Education Associate 




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world. 


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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. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement