Employment Opportunities with New York SBDC

Center: Brockport

Job Title: Business Advisor

Job Description: The New York Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC) provides small business owners and entrepreneurs in New York with the highest quality, pro-bono, confidential business counseling, training, and business research. The SBDC provides expert management and technical assistance to start-up and existing businesses across the state. The New York SBDC is administered jointly by the State University of New York and the Research Foundation for SUNY, and funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New York, and host college campuses. The SBDC at The College at Brockport, SUNY, provides advice and counseling for small business entrepreneurs in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, and Wayne Counties.

SBDC Business Advisor Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Details
Center: Central

Job Title: Finance Coordinator

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The State University of New York (SUNY), the nation's largest and most comprehensive system of public higher education, invites applications for a Finance Coordinator in the Office of the New York Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC) in Albany, NY. The mission of NYSBDC is to provide customized solutions through advisement, education, research and advocacy for Entrepreneurs, Innovators and the Small & Medium Enterprise community. This position will report directly to the Associate State Director of Operations and Finance for the NYSBDC.


The individual in this position coordinates the finance activities of the SBDC, as well as the human resource activities of the Lead Center. The individual manages the finance department at the central office and their support of both the central office and the regional center finances.


Assist with all finance and central office human resource activity for a portfolio of awards which includes multiple sources of funding and fiscal years.

Prepare and file various reports with management staff and sponsors. This includes an in-depth reconciliation of expenses, cost share from SUNY and internal and external sources, and program income.

Ensure financial compliance with sponsors, University and Research Foundation policies, and SUNY System Administration policies.

Conduct annual financial reviews at regional centers to ensure compliance with SUNY, Research Foundation for SUNY (RF), sponsor and OMB policies and guidelines. Review transactions and controls and make recommendations where appropriate.

Prepare reports for network budget review and planning.

Monitor expenditures and budgets of central office and prepare reports.

Assist with human resource activity with RF SUNY and SUNY System Administration and assist with internal SBDC HR processes and policies and office standard practices and guidelines. Assist and confirm all documentation is prepared or updated, reviewed and request submitted.

Oversee accounts payable and receivable. This includes invoice/payment review, reconciliation, primary authorization, processing and reporting.

Supervise SBDC finance assistant and fiscal activities of the program.

Collaborate with staff to prepare applications in response to RFPs.

Assist with SBA financial reviews, as well as other internal or external audits.

Develop and conduct presentations financial updates, process and regulations as needed.

Propose revisions and/or improvements to fiscal accountability as appropriate.


· Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree in business, management, or related field desirable. Master’s degree is preferred.

· 3-5 years’ experience in Financial Management.

· 3-5 years’ experience in sponsored fund administration, preferably in a state, federal or university environment.

· Knowledge of OMB guidelines.

· Knowledge of New York State purchasing guidelines and contracts.

· Experience in finance and budgeting.

· Experience and knowledge of RFPs and grant or cooperative agreement application development.

· Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel (maintaining and updating spreadsheets).

· Strong organizational skills including an attention to detail, as accuracy is imperative, and the ability to meet deadlines.

· Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent fringe benefits.

Interested candidates are invited to apply online. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

State University of New York System Administration 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, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, or retaliation.

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 info@goer.ny.gov

Center: Binghamton

Job Title: Small Business Advisor x 3

Job Description: Reporting to the Regional Director, the Small Business Advisor is responsible for providing business counseling to clients, creating and executing small business training, acting as an ambassador for the SBDC in the community and following SBDC at BU operational procedures to ensure compliance with NY SBDC, Host and Funding Partners. The Small Business Advisor works together with the SBDC at BU staff to meet annual objectives of fulfilling the Center's mission of serving entrepreneurs and creating new businesses. Small Business Advisement Services are the priority of this position.