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Accountant 2

Requisition ID req22028
Working Title Accountant 2
Position Grade 12
Position Summary

The Department of Internal Medicine is seeking a qualified Accountant 2 .  Internal Medicine is one of the largest departments within the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, representing an annual unrestricted budget of $55M and a restricted portfolio of $50M.  The Department is comprised of 13 clinical divisions, 3 research focused divisions, 4 offices and over 350 faculty and staff.  The current Accounting team is comprised of 5 people who all work remotely. UNM offers wonderful benefits, including generous Annual and Sick leave.  Eligible exempt employees accrue up to 14 hours per month of Annual leave and up to 8 hours per month of Sick leave. In addition, the Department is completely closed for 8-10 straight days for winter break.   For this position,  the successful candidate will use their strong Excel skills working with the Accounting Supervisor to build budgets, develop financial statements and create analyses.  Attention to detail and strong fundamental accounting skills are a must. The qualified candidate will be responsible for managing unrestricted funds to include building budgets, monitoring and monthly reconciliation of indexes, preparing and updating monthly financial statements and projection reports.  As well as processing financial transactions such as labor redistribution, journal vouchers and requisitions. 

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in the following areas:
 - Budget Development and financial reporting
 - Creating reports and analyses for leadership
 - Effectively communicating and presenting financial data to a diverse non financial audience
 - Banner Finance/Budget/Salary Planner or similar operating ledger/financial systems
 - Analyzing and interpreting financial operations
 - Oversight of unrestricted and foundation accounts
 - University policy and procedure

The Department of Internal Medicine is a large, progressive department with a diverse staff working in dedicated teams to provide quality work in an organized, effective and efficient manner through innovation, training, and education. Through our collaborative work effort, we support the faculty and enhance the missions of the department, school, Health Sciences Center and University.


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
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
  • General Ledger/Banner Experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, most specifically with Excel 
  • 3+ years Accounting Experience 
  • Financial Reporting and variance analysis
  • Ability to think Analytically and critically and problem solve
Additional Requirements
Campus Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
Department IM Central Administration (852B)
Employment Type Staff
Staff Type Regular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Status Exempt
Pay $3,386.93/MO-$4,754.53/MO
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 10/17/2022
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 includes:

1) Cover Letter detailing your directly related experience

2) Resume

3) List of 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.

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.