Accountant 1

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

Job Description

Accountant 1

Requisition ID

Working Title
Accountant 1

Position Grade

Position Summary

One of the nation's finest anthropology museums, the MaxwellMuseum of Anthropology offers exhibits and programs relating to cultures aroundthe world, with a special emphasis on the cultural heritage of the Southwest.The Maxwell offers visitors an opportunity to experience the richness of humanlife-ways in all their diverse expressions, providing a setting for botheducation and employment unique in our state.

The Maxwell Museum is seeking an outstanding individual toprovide accounting services and expertise in the following areas: Advanced,multifaceted accounting and related functions in such areas as ledgermaintenance and analysis, cost and/or financial analysis, fund reconciliationand monitoring of accounts, journal voucher postings, labor distributions,purchasing transactions, physical asset inventory control, and museum gift storeinventory and tax accounting.

The Accountant I will also be responsible for severalsponsored projects (i.e., Contracts and Grants), which will require the abilityto support Principal Investigators on various budget and financial processrequirements. Knowledge of UNM policies and procedures will be critical in thisposition.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • If this position is assigned to the Athletics Department, either administratively or functionally, compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and successful completion of at least 9 credit hours of university-level accounting through intermediate accounting; no previous experience required.

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 Chrome, Lobo Mart, 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)
  • Retail sales and/or Tax accounting
  • Property accounting
  • Inventory management

Additional Requirements

Main - Albuquerque, NM

Maxwell Museum (937B)

Employment Type

Staff Type
Regular - Full-Time

Term End Date


$2964.00 - $3770.83 per month

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.
Please provide a cover letter, resume and at least 3 supervisory references.

The University of New Mexico has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for UNM students and employees. For detailed information, visit

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.