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Business Manager - Nassau Library System

November 16, 2021 2:50 PM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

The Nassau Library System is seeking a Business Manager to oversee finance and human  resources for a public library consortium of 54 member libraries. NLS employs 26 staff  members and has annual revenues and expenditures of $10M+. The ideal candidate will be  well-versed in budget development and monitoring, accounts payable and receivable, HR,  state retirement and health insurance systems, and government contracts. NLS is dedicated  to the continuous strengthening of the public libraries in Nassau County, NY and our team is  passionate about serving them. The Business Manager is a key member of the  administrative team. The full job description is available at

Key Functions and Responsibilities: 

  • Develops, analyzes, and interprets accounting information in order to appraise  operating results, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the  fiscal soundness and operational effectiveness of NLS 
  • Assists the Director and Assistant Directors with the coordination and preparation of  the annual budget and financial forecasts 
  • Furnishes monthly reports, revises and updates reports to be more useful and  efficient, and furnishes external reports as necessary 
  • Is responsible for providing effective financial controls for NLS and maintaining  compliance with applicable law, NLS board policy, and the union contract
  • Oversees purchasing, payroll processing, banking relationships, insurance  processing, accounts receivable, and accounts payable 
  • Administers benefit programs such as disability, health insurance, pension system,  flexible benefits, workers’ compensation, and unemployment 
  • Assists member library personnel in resolving financial issues and consults on best  practices 
  • Procures goods and services cooperatively on behalf of member libraries to achieve  economies of scale and actively seeks opportunities for new cooperative purchases 

Key Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of five years of senior-level financial operations experience, with  thorough knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and applications
  • BA/BS degree in accounting, business administration, or related subject
  • Experience in a government or nonprofit setting, specifically with administering  NYSHIP and NYSLRS benefits (including related software), strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency using QuickBooks 
  • Handles confidential information responsibly and ethically 

Job Requirements: 

  • Some evening and weekend work may be required; Attendance at NLS Board  Meetings required 
  • Some travel may be required 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license 
  • Required to use personal auto with mileage reimbursement 

Starting Salary: 

$95,000-$110,000, depending on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits,  including participation in the NY State pension system and health insurance program, and  potential for limited telecommuting.  

To Apply: 

Send your resume with a cover letter to Your cover letter  should describe how your experience and abilities are specifically related to the  requirements and responsibilities of this position. 


Preference will be given to applications received by December 10, 2021 but applications will  continue to be accepted until this position is filled.  

About NLS: 

The Nassau Library System’s mission is to support and strengthen our member libraries. NLS is a cooperative library system with 54 autonomous member libraries that are governed by their own boards of trustees. We are essentially a consortium that provides  shared services to all the public libraries in Nassau County on Long Island. Our services  include cataloging, delivery, broadband IT infrastructure, consulting, continuing education,  coordinated purchasing, state regulations and reporting compliance, and advocacy, among  others. NLS is an equal opportunity employer and is not subject to Civil Service.

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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