Job Description

Accountant 1

Requisition IDreq24921
Working TitleAccountant 1
Position Grade11
Position Summary

The Department of Pathology is seeking an Accountant 1 to join our finance team. Our team includes an Accountant 2 and a Fiscal Service Tech. The selected candidate will help in managing the overall financial affairs of a clinical department with significant research funding and an annual operating budget over $16 million. Duties will include monitoring department finances including clinical, research, and endowed funding; preparing routine and ad-hoc reports; working with research faculty for grant/contract submissions; conducting financial analyses; tracking revenue streams; auditing, reconciling and closing out accounts; monitoring and correcting payroll labor distributions; and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Must possess the ability to: analyze complex financial data from multiple revenue sources and expense categories and report to department leadership; prioritize projects and coordinate multiple tasks; manage large amounts of data and maintain systems; take initiative with tasks and projects; assess trends and develop plans to address variances; and effectively communicate accounting information to a diverse group of end users.

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

Desired Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Experience creating and managing complex spreadsheets for tracking financial data
  • Experience with grant and contract accounting (fund accounting)
  • Experience preparing budgets and financial reports, reconciling accounts, and managing department ledgers.
  • Experience performing accounting functions, financial/operational analyses, and financial projections
  • Experience with UNM centralized accounting software (e.g. Banner, MyReports, HR Reports) for managing funds
  • Experience with controls and audit processes
  • Ability to effectively communicate to non-financial people
  • Knowledge of UNM policies and procedures and accounting standards

Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentPathology (254B)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$3,165.07 to $4,423.47 per month
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 RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date4/12/2023
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