Job Description

Accountant 2

Requisition IDreq25636
Working TitleAccountant 2
Position Grade12
Position Summary

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in UNM’s College of Arts and Sciences is a complex, multi-faceted department with several centers and a large number of accounts. We are offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual who enjoys a fast-paced and challenging work environment. We have a strong team and a culture of collegiality.

The successful applicant must be detail-oriented with excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills. They will adhere to generally accepted accounting principles, applicable local, state, and federal regulations, as well as UNM policies and procedures. They will work closely with the department administrator and will have a high degree of interaction with a diverse faculty and staff, which requires strong communication and problem-solving skills. They may supervise lower-graded staff and/or student employees. This individual must be able to work efficiently with excellent analytical ability and computer skills to contribute to the success of the department.

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

· BA in Accounting/Finance, Business Administration, or a closely related field

· Experience in Banner or another similar computer-based accounting system

· Knowledge and experience in developing and monitoring budgets

· Experience with reconciliations, projections, budgeting, payroll, journal vouchers, and reporting

· Proficiency in Microsoft Excel or another similar computer-based software

· Knowledge of restricted and unrestricted funded accounting

· Ability to prioritize tasks

Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentPhysics Astronomy Department (707A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
PayMonthly: $3,386.93 - $4,754.53 DOE
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 Date5/31/2023
Application Instructions

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For a complete application please upload the following items: * A cover letter that addresses how your qualifications and experience match the preferred qualifications * A resume that includes a complete work history, including beginning and end dates for each position and details of the duties and responsibilities performed * The names and contact information for at least three supervisory references - please include this information on your cover letter, resume, or in a separate file

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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