Job Description

Accountant 2

Requisition IDreq11018
Working TitleAccountant 2
Position Grade12
Position Summary

The Contract and Grant Accounting Department is part of the Financial Services Division. This department interprets and implements UNM policies related to grants and contracts, reviews and interprets policies of outside private and governmental funding agencies, ensures compliance with Federal regulations, generates regular fiscal reports on sponsored programs, guarantees revenue collections and management through automated invoicing and timely follow-up, confirms proper payment applications, ensures expenditures adhere to private and governmental regulations and guidelines, submits periodic reports as required by various funding agencies, responds to audit requests, and develops training, reports, and documentation regarding fiscal controls for departments and core offices.

Contract & Grant Accounting seeks an individual who has strong professional accounting and sponsored research experience. The preferred candidate will be a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, the ability to establish priorities and complete projects on time, an eye for detail and the ability to effectively organize, coordinate and complete a wide range of concurrent activities. Strong analytical and problem solving skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent customer service skills, flexibility, and the ability to work independently are a must.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and successful completion of at least 12 credit hours of university-level accounting through intermediate accounting; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

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

Preferred Qualifications


  • Using financial accounting systems; added benefit for SCT Banner, MyReports, electronic draw systems;
  • Experience preparing and reviewing financial documents, including financial statements


  • Knowledge of Sponsored Projects
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures, applicable local, state, and federal regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize work assignments
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community


  • CPA/CMA Certification or MBA/MA/MS in Accounting or Finance
Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentContract Grant Accounting Main (112A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$2986.30 to $4416.67 (Monthly). Salary is not negotiable.
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 RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date11/11/2019
Application Instructions

Please attach:

  • Applicants must provide names and contact information for at least 3 supervisory references, on the resume, or in a separate file. Be sure to indicate whether it is okay to contact your current supervisor.
  • Please note: This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree, 1 year of directly related experience, and at least 12 credit hours of university-level accounting. The latter means work experience at or above the same level of responsibility, as well as duties and responsibilities that bear resemblance to those described in the Description and Preferred Qualifications.
  • In addition, please attach your unofficial transcripts to document your Bachelor’s degree, and any other higher education degrees obtained.
  • The resume should include a complete work history including details of the duties and responsibilities performed.
  • In addition, the resume or the application form must contain beginning and ending dates (Month/Year) for each position and the number of hours worked per week.
  • Cover letter that addresses how your qualifications and experience match the preferred qualifications that are detailed in the job ad

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.

Application Instructions

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