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Accountant 2

Requisition ID req24754
Working Title Accountant 2
Position Grade 12
Position Summary

The Center for Development and Disability (CDD), established in 1990, is New Mexico's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. These centers, authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, build the capacities of states and communities to respond to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

CDD is seeking an Accountant 2 who has a strong accounting background and excellent analytical, computer, and organizational skills to join our accounting team. The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented individual who possesses strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills to interact with faculty and staff at all levels. 

This Accountant 2 is responsible for a variety of accounting duties, including, monitoring sponsored projects, timely review and approval of departmental transactions on sponsored projects. Preparing and reviewing budgets and expenditures for compliance with UNM policies and sponsor requirements. Also, monthly reconciliation of indices, preparing and updating monthly financial statements, as well as attending monthly financial meetings. Compiling data, researching/resolving issues using Banner Finance and preparing financial data. Developing budgets and tracking operating ledger data to monitor trends. 

This Accountant 2 will be responsible for timely review and approval of department transactions such as PCard reconciliations, reimbursements, and requisitions; understanding and answering questions regarding allowable purchasing and reimbursements, and reviewing PCard statements to ensure compliance. 

Additionally, this position will be processing financial transactions such as labor redistributions and journal vouchers; preparing and entering mid-year and annual budgets, participation in Fiscal Year End closing processes; providing assistance during the development and pre-submission of contract and grant proposals for Federal, State and private funding agencies. 

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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

**Be sure to include a cover letter addressing our preferred qualifications listed below **

Proficient in MS Excel to analyze/interpret financial data and prepare financial reports.

Experience with

  • Contract and Grant management;
  • UNM or university systems such as: My Reports, Banner Finance, WorkFlow, LoboMart, EPrints, Effort Certifications System, EPAFs, Budget Planner, Salary Planner and Budget Categorization System

Knowledge of University Policies/Procedures and applicable local, state, and federal regulations.

Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate financial information and compliance requirements to staff, leadership, faculty and other professionals.

Ability to work as a team member

Additional Requirements
Campus Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
Department Pediatrics Center for Development (997H)
Employment Type Staff
Staff Type Term - Full-Time
Term End Date 06/30/2024
Status Exempt
Pay $3,386.93 to $4,754.53 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 Yes
For Best Consideration Date 3/21/2023
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 FOR THIS POSITION: 1) Complete the official UNMJOBS application; you must include all prior work experience and # of hours worked per week. 2) Attach your Current Resume; listing three Supervisor References, current and former. 3) Attach your Cover Letter that addresses our Preferred Qualifications. 4) Incomplete Applications may not be considered.

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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.