Job Description

Accountant 3

Requisition IDreq29350
Working TitleAccountant 3
Position Grade13
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico Health Science Center, Health and Health Sciences Information Technology (HHSIT) department seeks an individual who has advanced knowledge and experience in unrestricted accounting, to join our administrative operations team. The accountant 3 position will oversee the department's day-to-day accounting operations, researching and problem-solving budget, procurement, fund, and expenditure issues for the department. They will serve as the main resource for daily financial transactions and tactical issue resolution for the department on things like UNM policy, procedures, and department standardization for financial transactions.

This position will participate in budget and financial meetings and will fiscally assist the managers to oversee our complex IT procurement and licensing subscriptions. The preferred candidate will be a self-starter, highly motivated with exceptional interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to establish priorities and complete projects on time. Being a team player, demonstrating excellent verbal/written communication skills, and having the ability to work independently is essential. To be considered for the position, please submit a cover letter, your resume and a completed UNM application through UNM Jobs. This is a hybrid position, working both in the office and from home.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Reconciliations: Preparation of monthly budget reconciliations and reporting for IT indices, telecom, and renewal dates (licenses, maintenance & support).
2. Purchasing: Approve purchases to index budgets, approve Chrome River reports, lead for department purchasing and guidance (LoboMart & PCard). Resolution of AP/vendor reconciliation issues, and journal vouchers as needed.
3. Budget: Prepare annual budget (Budget Planner & Salary Planner), bi-annual budget review documents, and 5-yr budget projections, etc.
4. Internal invoices/reimbursements: Prepare invoices to departments for systems & applications support, component cost sharing, and pass-through expenses.
5. HR/Payroll: Approve salaries for budget purposes completing the internal Recruitment form. Approve payroll, backup Timekeeper, process EPAF and labor redistributions.
6. Various: Submit Facilities Management service requests for facility related issues, submit telecom requests for various issues, maintain office supplies for all staff. Update Internal Service Rate document & LMS database rates, assist with UNMH salary agreements, and update Cost Share documents.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and successful completion of at least 15 credit hours of university-level accounting through intermediate accounting; at least 3 years 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:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting
  • Proficiency and experience with UNM Banner and other UNM financial/reporting applications
  • Proficiency and experience with reconciling, analyzing and reporting financial data
  • Proficiency and experience preparing financial projections and budgeting
  • Knowledge of UNM policies and procedures, especially related to procurement
  • Ability to think analytically, critically and problem solve issues
  • Proficiency with M365 applications, especially Excel
  • Proficiency with Smartsheet
Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentHSC CIO Office (340B)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
PayMonthly: $3,955.47 - $6,322.16
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 Date5/14/2024
Eligible for Remote WorkYes
Eligible for Remote Work StatementThe position is hybrid working both in the office and from home.
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Please submit a Resume, Cover Letter and Complete UNMJobs Applications.

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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