Job Description

Accountant 1

Requisition IDreq24878
Working TitleAccountant 1
Position Grade11
Position Summary

The Department of Pediatrics is recruiting for a full time Accountant 1. Pediatrics is a large fast-paced clinical department consisting of 18 divisions. The Accountant 1 position will be the primary accountant to some of these divisions. This individual will be required to maintain the fiscal operations of their divisions including unrestricted revenue and expense budget creation, analysis and preparation of projections, management reporting, reconciliation and monitoring of accounts, variance analysis, and salary analysis. The Accountant I will create and/or approve various accounting transactions such as journal entries, labor distributions and purchasing transactions.

Knowledge and ability to facilitate adherence to UNM policies and procedures is critical. Excellent communication and collaboration skills and a team-oriented attitude are required to partner with the Pediatrics Accounting Team, Division Chiefs, Administration, and other department/UNM faculty and staff regarding finance policies and procedures or funding requirements. The ideal candidate is a motivated, self-starter with an accounting background.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • If this position is assigned to the Athletics Department, either administratively or functionally, compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations is required.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and successful completion of at least 9 credit hours of university-level accounting through intermediate accounting; no previous experience required.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • BA in Accounting or Finance
  • At least 3+ years Accounting experience and demonstrated ability in creating budgets and monitoring/analyzing fiscal operations
  • Proficient in MS Excel to analyze/interpret financial data and prepare financial reports
  • Experience working in Banner and MyReports (or similar financial systems) and preparing financial reports
  • Knowledge of standard and/or fund accounting principles, methods and applications
  • Ability to communicate effectively at different levels of an organization
  • Ability to initiate various accounting transactions (Journal Entries, labor distribution)
Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentPediatrics Administration Division (997B)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$3,165.07 to $4,423.47 monthly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check Required
For Best Consideration Date4/3/2023
Application Instructions

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A complete application will consist of current resume, cover letter and references. Please describe in your cover letter how you meet the preferred qualifications for the position. Include three references in your resume. The references must be former supervisors. Interviewees will be asked to provide a writing and/or technical sample. Finalists should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

The University of New Mexico requires all regular staff positions successfully pass a pre-employment background check. This may include, but is not limited to, a criminal history background check, New Mexico Department of Health fingerprint screening, New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department fingerprint screening, verification of education credentials, and/or verification of prior employment. For more information about background checks, visit Refer to for a definition of Regular Staff.

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