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Fiscal Asst,Sr

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The electronic application is the *official* document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position

Department Contact Name Samantha Lish
Department Contact Phone 575-646-6035
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700426S
Classification Title Fiscal Asst,Sr
Position Job Title Fiscal Asst,Sr
College/Division Senior VP for Admin and Finance
Department 530420-University Accounts Receivable
Position Number 198680
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00
Reports To Position Title Mgr, Accounting Unit
Target Hourly/Salary Rate Commensurate with education and experience
Pay Level 05
Pay Base Hourly
Recruitment Summary

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for a broad range of cashiering and customer service functions supporting University Accounts Receivable.

Required Education

High School diploma or GED certificate.

Required Experience

Five (5) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Classification Summary

Under general direction, performs a broad range of accounting functions with lead responsibility for accounting records in a small office or organization department. Ensures documents being processed are included in the appropriate accounting period. Posts, balances, and closes subsidiary ledgers. Follows up on delinquent accounts receivable customers. Analyzes and verifies internal consistency, completeness, and arithmetic accuracy of account documents and makes adjustments.

Classification Standard Duties

Coordinates the activities of subordinates; Prepares or verifies and encodes requisitions, invoices, complex journal entries or other transaction documents for accuracy, completeness and compliance with pertinent university or sponsor regulations; assigns transaction codes to document; approves transaction documents within designated limits; Determines if funds are available for expenditures or requisitions and posts to proper account; monitors fund/account balances and notifies appropriate personnel when limits are reached; Maintains special logs or records and balances and reconciles internal accounts or records; Reviews computer reports to identify and trace sources of error; makes necessary corrections; Prepares a variety of straightforward special and recurring accounting related reports, summaries, financial statements, statistical reports and reconciliations; Performs or reviews specialized calculations related to posting and accounting functions; Solves problems and recommends changes in procedure in accordance with previous training or experience; Ensures requirements and specifications of university or outside agencies are met by monitoring and complying with reporting requirements and opening or closing accounts as specified/required; Controls small petty cash fund; authorizes disbursement and fund replenishment; prepares necessary entries; Contacts department personnel, account representatives or other appropriate personnel regularly to resolve problems, keep all parties informed and to serve as a reference source; composes correspondence of technical nature pertaining to assignments; May authorize the purchase of equipment, supplies and services within defined limits; May prepare student personnel payroll action requests.Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping practices and principles; Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and budgeting practices.


Skill in maintaining and reconciling accounting and financial records.


Ability to effectively communicate.

Equivalency Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate may substitute for years of experience.
Preferred Qualifications

Banner Experience
Cash handling and reconciling
Customer service experience

Required Certification/License
Special Requirements
Other Departmental Requirements
Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5)
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe
Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico DA-Dona Ana
Work Site
Contingent Upon Funding Not Applicable
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track
Posting Date 08/28/2017
Closing Date 09/26/2017
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Quicklink for Posting

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Environment Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Physical Effort No or very limited physical effort required.
Lifting Requirements Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.
Risk No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position? (Student and/or volunteer work does not count towards experience)
    • Yes, I have a high school diploma or GED plus five (5) or more years of experience related to the standard duties
    • Yes, I have an Associate degree and three (3) years or more of experience related to the standard duties
    • Yes, I have a Bachelors degree and one or more years of experience related to the standard duties
    • Yes, I have a Masters degree or higher level of education
    • No, I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)