Accountant 2

  • University of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Jun 22, 2022

Job Description

Accountant 2

Requisition ID

Working Title
Accountant 2

Position Grade

Position Summary

Pediatrics is a large clinical department consisting of 18 divisions. The Accountant II position will be the primary accountant to some of these divisions. This individual will be required to maintain the fiscal operations of their divisions including unrestricted revenue and expense budget creation, analysis and preparation of projections, management reporting, reconciliation and monitoring of accounts, variance analysis, and salary analysis.

The Accountant II will execute and/or approve various accounting transactions such as journal entries, labor distributions and purchasing transactions. This person will also be assigned as the primary Pediatrics accountant responsible for several sponsored projects (i.e., Grants and Contracts), which will require the expertise and knowledge of Restricted Accounting policies and work with the faculty Principal Investigators on various budget and financial process requirements. Knowledge and ability to facilitate adherence to UNM policies and procedures is critical.

Excellent communication and collaboration skills and a team-oriented attitude are required to partner with the Pediatrics Accounting Team, Division Chiefs, Administration, and other department/UNM faculty and staff regarding finance policies and procedures or funding requirements. The ideal candidate is a motivated, self-starter with a strong accounting background in both unrestricted and sponsored projects accounting (i.e., Grants and Contracts).

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 or Finance
• At least 3+ years Accounting experience and demonstrated ability in creating budgets and monitoring/analyzing fiscal operations
• Proficient in MS Excel to analyze/interpret financial data and prepare financial reports
• Experience working in Banner and MyReports (or similar financial systems) and preparing financial reports
• Knowledge of standard and/or fund accounting principles, methods and applications
• Knowledge of Restricted accounting (sponsored projects)
• Ability to communicate effectively at different levels of organization
• Ability to initiate various accounting transactions (Journal Entries, labor distribution)
• Supervisory skills

Additional Requirements

Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM

Pediatrics Administration Division (997B)

Employment Type

Staff Type
Regular - Full-Time

Term End Date


$3,199.73 to $4,585.53 Monthly

Benefits Eligible
This 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 Statement
Temporary 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 Required

For Best Consideration Date

Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.
A complete application will consist of complete on-line application, include hours worked for each position, current resume, cover letter and references. Please describe in your cover letter how you meet the preferred qualifications for the position. Include three references in your resume. The references must be former supervisors. Finalists should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.

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