Job Description

Accountant 1

Requisition IDreq29088
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 Services 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.

The ideal candidatewill have the ability to or prior experience with: analyze 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
  • 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
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 Date4/22/2024
Eligible for Remote WorkYes
Eligible for Remote Work StatementA hybrid work option may be available following the successful completion of training. Hybrid work, in the department of Pathology, is defined as a regular schedule (typically two days per week) of work from home and the remainder of the days in the office.
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A complete application will include an uploaded resume and cover letter. The cover letter is expected to detail the applicant's education and experience as it relates to the mandatory and desired qualifications listed in the job description.

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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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