Job Description

Accountant 1

Requisition IDreq28732
Working TitleAccountant 1
Position Grade11
Position Summary

The Departments of Chemical & Biological Engineering and Nuclear Engineering seek a motivated and service-oriented person to join our team as an Accountant 1.

Thisposition is responsible for accounting duties and responsibilities for bothdepartments. . Prepares financial reports from standardoperating statistics and/or financial data. Investigates and resolves problemsrelated to funds, budgets, expenditures, and/or procurement practices. Providesassistance in the development, implementation and maintenance of internalfiscal systems and procedures, applying basic concepts, methods, andtechniques. May serve as unit/area transaction initiator or requisitioner.

This also includes monitoring contracts & grants and timelyreviewing and approving departmental transactions on funded projects. Thisincludes monthly reconciliation of indices, preparing and updating monthlyfinancial statements, attending monthly financial meetings, compiling data,and developing budgets. The Accountant I is responsible for the timely reviewand approval of department transactions such as PCard reconciliations,reimbursements, and requisitions, understanding and answering questionsregarding allowable purchasing and reimbursements, and reviewing PCardstatements to ensure compliance.

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
  • Proficient in MS Excel
  • Experience working in a University setting
  • Ability to communicate effectively at different levels of an organization
Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentChemical and Biological Engineering (326A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
PayMonthly: $3,354.00 - $4,660.93
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 StatementAs a condition of employment, eligible employees working greater than .25 FTE as determined by the New Mexico Education Retirement Act must make mandatory retirement contributions. For more information, review the Benefits Eligibility at a Glance grid.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date3/11/2024
Eligible for Remote Work
Eligible for Remote Work Statement
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application.

A complete application will consist of a current resume, cover letter and 3 professional/supervisory references.

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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