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Financial Analyst / Senior Accountant

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Local Title: Financial Analyst / Senior Accountant
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Financial Analyst
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Finance


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Hospital Finance at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Financial Analyst / Senior Accountant. The successful candidate will:

  • Maintain the Accounts Receivable analysis/reconciliation for both inpatient and outpatient.
  • Record reserves for inpatient, outpatient and physicians.
  • Record monthly journal entries and perform variance analysis.
  • Prepare daily cash schedule.
  • Be responsible for the statewide pools.
  • Update the bond schedule.
  • Assist in the coordination and preparation for year-end audits by independent accountants.
  • Prepare the monthly bank reconciliations. 
  • Participate in the preparation of hospital financial statements and reports for internal distribution and regulatory reporting.
  • Maintain workpapers.
  • Evaluate current procedures/processed and recommend enhancements.
  • Perform special projects as required by the supervisor and/or the CFO. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in accounting and/or financial analysis.
  • Exceptional relationship-building skills, strategic thinking and strong initiative and follow-through.
  • Proven track record in building successful teams and the ability to professionally and successfully interact and collaborate with all sectors of the campus community and external customers. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (extensive knowledge of Pivot Tables is advantageous). 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
  • Prior hospital accounting/finance experiences is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Lawson and Oracle is a plus. 

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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