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  Job Title: Finance Procurement Specialist
  Job ID: 18188
  Department: Department of Procurement, Property and Fleet Management
  Location: Queens College

​Reporting to the Director of Procurement, the successful candidate will work with Accounts Payable and Property Management as well as all departments to develop, document and enhance the end-to-end pay to procure process. The candidate will work in a team environment identifying opportunities to streamline workflow and improve efficiency. He/ She will also participate in the development of formal Requests for Proposals, competitive bidding and other procurement projects as assigned by management. The candidate will also conduct analysis and interpret statements of financial obligations, prepare appropriate reports, provide follow-up measures to reconcile and improve current practices when necessary.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, duties will include, but are not limited to:

-Assist in the implementation of comprehensive internal controls for any new or revised purchasing procedures
-Administers matters related to non-tax levy purchases under management’s direction;
-Assist with the  negotiation of contracts with vendors based on price and product specifications
-Liaison with CUNY Legal for approval of contract boiler plate, as well as auditor and other internal and external agencies as necessary
-Advertise in the City Record and NYS Contract Reporter for non-tax levy projects, RFP’s and other contracts
-Assist and perform Fixed Asset Inventory, utilizing the module in CUNYFirst
-Ensure that all purchase requisitions are processed in a timely manner


Coordinates matters related to procurement under management direction.

- Maintains accounts, budgets, contracts, agreements, and documentation related to the procurement process

- Analyzes procurement practices, procedures, and responsibilities, developing process documentation and identifying potential improvements

- Maintains College and University systems that manage and track procurement activities

- Assumes responsibility for selected procurement projects

- Performs related duties as assigned.


​Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.


​-Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance.
-CPPB certification preferred
-Knowledge of CUNY and State of New York accounting and auditing principles, and purchasing regulations
-Experience working with sourcing of commodities and services
-Experience with the procuring of scientific equipment, computer hardware/software, supplies and chemicals
-Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access
-Experience with interpreting and applying CUNY and NYS regulations, policies and procedures
-Knowledge of computerized systems such as PeopleSoft and State Financial System or any other ERP system
-Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
-Excellent team building, decision-making, and organizational skills
-Strong analytical and technical skills


​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.


​If you are viewing this job posting on any website other than CUNYfirst, please follow the instructions below:
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- In the box under "What", enter "18188"
- Click on "Finance Procurement Specialist"
- Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.

Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, resume, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats:  .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example:  JDoeResume.  Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

Visit the CUNY website to apply
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on the 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.
The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.
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