Job Description

Accountant 1

Requisition IDreq29797
Working TitleAccountant 1
Position Grade11
Position Summary

The Office of Research is looking for a motivated Accountant 1 to join our dynamic team. This position will serve as the main accountant to provide accounting support for the various research centers under the Office of Research.

This position will be responsible for performing basic accounting functions related to research accounting, such as fund analysis, cost analysis, and fund reconciliation. Prepares financial reports from standard operating statistics and/or financial data. Investigates and resolves problems related to funds, budgets, expenditures, and/or procurement practices.

This position will be a term appointment, with continued funded expected. This person must be reliable and able to work independently.


1. Monitors revenue and expenses for departmental or unit accounts; ensures expenditure control and compliance with funding and reporting requirements, university policy, and standard accounting procedures.

2. Constructs routine spreadsheet applications, prepares financial data for input into finance systems, and generates reports; performs calculations related to budget projections.

3. Coordinates the preparation of regularly scheduled and special billings, costs reports, analyses, studies, and preliminary financial statements for local, state, federal and private funding sources.

4. Reviews and approves expenditure, personnel, and purchasing documents for availability of funding, mathematical correctness, and compliance with university policy and state and federal funding requirements.

5. Analyzes, reconciles, balances, and maintains accounting records; develops budgets and special financial reports.

6. Prepares, reviews, and processes budget, revenue, expense, payroll, and related correcting entries and may prepare bank reconciliations of intermediate complexity.

7. Interacts with and trains client department staff regarding finance policies and procedures and funding requirements; serves as liaison with client department representatives, vendors, funding source representatives, and patients.

8. May coordinate and monitor data processing batches including suspense control, cash counts, and balancing.

9. May supervise and/or lead lower graded staff and/or student employees.

10. May assist in audit activities.

11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


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 QualificationsExperience and knowledge in the following areas is alsopreferred and must be reflected in the cover letter and resume:
Self-motivated and reliable
Strong verbal and written communication
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Suite programs
Experience in Banner or similar financial reporting system
Experience preparing reports and other tasks under strict deadlines
Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentHSC O/R General Administration (189B)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date06/30/2025
PayMonthly: $3,354.00 to $4,423.47
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 Date6/17/2024
Eligible for Remote WorkNo
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.

Cover letter, resume and 3 references (previous supervisors)ALL 3 MUST BE INCLUDED IN APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR POSITION

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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