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Accountant 1 (UNMTemps) - req# 10909

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 10/7/2019
Job Reference #: 10909

Job Description

Accountant 1 (UNMTemps)

Requisition IDreq10909
Working TitleAccountant 1 (UNMTemps)
Position Grade11
Position Summary

The Contract and Grant Accounting Department is part of the Financial Services Division. This department interprets and implements UNM policies related to grants and contracts, reviews and interprets policies of outside private and governmental funding agencies, ensures compliance with Federal regulations, generates regular fiscal reports on sponsored programs, guarantees revenue collections and management through automated invoicing and timely follow-up, confirms proper payment applications, ensures expenditures adhere to private and governmental regulations and guidelines, submits periodic reports as required by various funding agencies, responds to audit requests, and develops training, reports, and documentation regarding fiscal controls for departments and core offices.

Contract & Grant Accounting seeks an individual who has strong professional accounting and sponsored research experience. The preferred candidate will be a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, the ability to establish priorities and complete projects on time, an eye for detail and the ability to effectively organize, coordinate and complete a wide range of concurrent activities.

Assignment Details:

Days & Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (closed for lunch from 12-1pm)

Anticipated Start Date: 10/14/19

Projected End Date: 4/13/19

Parking Arrangements: Responsibility of the selected employee

UNMTemps provides staffing solutions to UNM departments requesting temporary employees as positions become available due to a vacancy, when regular employees are absent, for peak work periods, and for special events. As such, UNMTemps assignments/positions may end with little or no advance notice.

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


  • Knowledge of Sponsored Projects
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures, applicable local, state, and federal regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize work assignments
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentContract Grant Accounting Main (112A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTemporary - Full-Time
Pay$2596.53-$3500.00 Monthly
Benefits EligibleThis 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 StatementTemporary 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 RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date10/11/2019
Application Instructions

Please attach:

  • Applicants must provide names and contact information for at least 3 supervisory references, on the resume, or on a separate file. Be sure to indicate whether it is okay to contact current supervisors.
  • Unofficial transcripts to document that you meet the minimum requirements for this position, which includes: Bachelor's degree and 12 hours of university-level accounting through intermediate accounting;
  • The résumé should include a complete work history, replete with beginning and ending dates, (Month and Year), of employment, and the number of hours worked per week.

  • Cover letter that addresses how your qualifications and experience match the preferred qualifications that are detailed in the Job Ad.

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.

Application Instructions

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