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Accountant 2

Requisition ID req23507
Working Title Accountant 2
Position Grade 12
Position Summary

*The For Best Consideration Date has been extended to 3/10/2023

The UNM Depart. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is seeking an experienced accountant with excellent analytical, communication, and organizational skills to join our busy team. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, value great customer service, work well independently, and meet deadlines.  This position works with both restricted and non-restricted accounts and supports and interacts with multiple faculty and staff members.
Our Accountant II will be responsible for a variety of fiscal duties, including:
* Preparing and reviewing budgets and expenditures for compliance with UNM policies and sponsor requirements;
* Preparing related analysis/reports of budgets and expenditures;
* Monitoring and reconciling both restricted and unrestricted accounts;
* Monitoring and reviewing accounts and reports for accuracy and completeness;
* Understanding and answering questions regarding allowable purchasing and reimbursements, and reviewing credit card statements to ensure compliance;
* Performing basic accounting functions such as fund analysis, cost analysis, fund reconciliation, posting, allocations and journal voucher entries;
* Coordinating and preparing regularly scheduled and special billings, collecting monthly billings and troubleshooting billing issues as they arise;
* Compiling data, researching and resolving issues using Banner Finance, preparing financial data and generating finance reports;
* Developing budgets and tracking operating ledger data to monitor trends. 
The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is a large, multi-division department within the UNM School of Medicine. We provide excellent, innovative education to residents, medical students, and health professionals; the highest quality mental health care to the citizens of New Mexico; and pursue outstanding multidisciplinary research that helps solve important health problems. Learn more about us at

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
  • Degree in Accounting
  • Experience with contract and grant management
  • Proficiency in accounting functions including reconciliations, reimbursement and purchasing, journal vouchers, budget entries and reporting
  • Experience working with UNM systems including: My Reports, Banner Finance, WorkFlow, LoboMart, EPrints, Effort Certifications System, EPAFs, Budget Planner, Salary Planner, and Budget Categorization System
  • Demonstrated experience managing fiscal needs at a division level
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate financial information to different levels within an organization
Additional Requirements Selected candidate must supply official transcripts.
Campus Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
Department Psychiatry Administration (451B)
Employment Type Staff
Staff Type Term - Full-Time
Term End Date 07/06/2024
Status Exempt
Pay $3,386.93 - $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 3/10/2023
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.

To be considered, applicant must supply: 1. A complete on-line application including hours worked for each position; 2. Cover letter with summary of relevant experience , specifically addressing preferred qualifications; 3. Current resume; 4. Three supervisory references - only past/present supervisors who the hiring official can contact are acceptable.

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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.