Job Description

Accountant 2

Requisition IDreq27893
Working TitleAccountant 2
Position Grade12
Position Summary

The UNM Student Financial Aid Office seeks a dynamic andcreative professional interested in working as an Accountant II as part of thedepartment’s Funds Management and Scholarships Team. This is an exceptional opportunity for amotivated professional to join a progressive Financial Aid Office.

Reporting to the Financial Aid Manager for Scholarshipand Funds Management, the Accountant II position is a key member of theorganization and will work in partnership with the Division of EnrollmentManagement and colleagues throughout the university system.

As a member of the Funds Management and ScholarshipsTeam, the Accountant II is a team leader responsible for the management,oversight, and compliance of financial aid administration for thedepartment. In this role, the incumbentrecommends and oversees the implementation of changes to policies andprocedures ensuring the accurate, efficient, and timely delivery of student aidin support of broadly defined Enrollment Management objectives and goals. The Accountant II co-leads duties for theFunds Management pertaining to the accounting, funding, and awarding functionswithin the Banner Financial Aid Module. This position will be responsible forscholarship, athletic, tribal, alternative loans and federal and state accountsand will run and write ad-hoc reports and fund award rules. Additionally, this position requires anadvanced knowledge of federal, state, and institutional programs, policies, andprocedures and a critical and creative approach in developing strategies tomaximize the use of financial aid in support of recruitment and retentiongoals.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record ofsuccess. Thesuccessful candidate will have excellent oral, written, and presentationskills, a high sensitivity to cultural issues, competency for criticallyanalyzing processes, and an understanding of the innovative uses of technologyin a higher education setting (Banner experience preferred). The Accountant II must be highly organized,detail oriented, able to co-lead a diverse staff, creative, energetic, andpossess a strong commitment to superior customer service and an understandingof the importance of financial aid in recruitment and retention.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensivepackage of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Inaddition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission anddependent education programs. See the Prospective Employee page for a morecomplete explanation of UNM benefits.

NOTE: This position has been extended

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

Candidates for thisposition should demonstrate the following characteristics, skills, andabilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs, regulations, and policies.
  • Strong technical skills and experience with a variety of software solutions including the Ellucian Banner ERP system, AwardSpring, OnBase, and Microsoft products.
  • A commitment to working with diverse students and their families.
  • Strong analytic skills and data-informed decision making.
  • Experience budgeting, monitoring and reconciling federal, state, and institution aid programs within a university setting.
  • Experience managing the accounting functions within a student financial aid office.
  • Effective communicationskills and a flexible, creative, and collaborative approach to working withvarious teams.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in arelated field.
  • Banner experience
Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentSFAO Administration (454B)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
PayMonthly: $3,589.73 to $5,040.53
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 Date1/5/2024
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.

Please attach a resume/application and original cover letter.

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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