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Accountant,Inter

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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. Career Development Opportunity for possible under-fill at the level of Accountant Associate.The offer will be contingent upon the successful completion of the development plan within the stated time period. At the successful completion of the development period, the selected candidate will be promoted to the Accountant, Intermediate, level 07 salary scale.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

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

Department Contact Name Eva Hernandez
Department Contact Phone 575-646-5448
Department Contact Email evah@nmsu.edu

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700193S
Classification Title Accountant,Inter
Position Job Title Accountant,Inter
College/Division Athletics
Department 108000-Athletics
Position Number 717897
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00
Reports To Position Title Assc Athl Dir, Bus & Fin
Target Hourly/Salary Rate Commensurate with education and experience.
Pay Level 07
Pay Base Salary
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

Career Development Opportunity for possible under-fill at the level of Accountant Associate.The offer will be contingent upon the successful completion of the development plan within the stated time period. At the successful completion of the development period, the selected candidate will be promoted to the Accountant, Intermediate, level 07 salary scale.

Prepare, monitor and review accounting and related system reconciliations and reports for accuracy and completeness. Prepare, review and approve financial documents ensuring compliance with rules and regulations. Review, approve and process student-athlet

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Required Experience

One (1) year of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.

Classification Summary

Performs moderately complex accounting activities relating to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and the resultant managerial reports and financial statements.

Classification Standard Duties

Analyzes and reviews budgets and expenditures for local, state, federal, and private funding, contracts, and grants ensuring compliance with fiscal accountability and reporting and funding requirements. Monitors and reviews accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness; prepares and reviews budget, revenue, expense, and payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting transactions. Analyzes revenue and expenditure trends, recommends appropriate budget levels, and ensures expenditure control. Advises and interprets policies to faculty, staff, and outside persons such as vendors, funding source representatives, and patients; explains billings and reports, and resolves related problems. Develops accounting applications; oversees the input and handling of financial data and reports for the institution’s finance and human resources systems. May participate in auditing projects, as appropriate to individual operating needs. May coordinate the preparation of regularly scheduled and special billings and financial statements for local, state, federal, and private funding sources. May prepare accounting entries for proration of indirect costs, letters of credit, salary reallocations, loan transactions, financial aid disbursements, refunds, and repayments. May develop, negotiate, and defend a unit’s operating budget and consult with management of the unit on the fiscal aspects of program planning, salary recommendations, and other administrative actions. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge

Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles. Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications. Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.

Skills

Account balancing and reconciling skills.

Abilities

Ability to analyze budgetary expenditures for compliance with funding agencies’ budget, policies and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections. Ability to supervise and train assigned staff. Ability to lead, train, and functionally supervise staff and/or student employees.

Equivalency Bachelor's degree and successful completion of at least 12 credit hours of Accounting (ACCT) course work and one (1) year of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
Preferred Qualifications
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 Contingent upon funding
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track No
Posting Date 09/05/2017
Closing Date 10/02/2017
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.

Career Development Opportunity for possible under-fill at the level of Accountant Associate.The offer will be contingent upon the successful completion of the development plan within the stated time period. At the successful completion of the development period, the selected candidate will be promoted to the Accountant, Intermediate, level 07 salary scale.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/27956

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 Bachelor's degree in Accounting (ACCT) and one (1) year of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
    • Yes, I have a Masters degree or higher level of education in Accounting (ACCT).
    • Yes, I have a Bachelor's degree in a related field and successful completion of at least 12 credit hours of Accounting (ACCT) course work and one (1) year of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
    • Yes, I have a Masters degree or higher level of education in a related field plus successful completion of at least 12 credit hours of Accounting (ACCT) course work.
    • No, I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document