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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: B7003 / Mgr,Accounting
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Under general supervision, provides direction and leadership in the management, control, and reporting of unrestricted and/or restricted financial affairs, endowment, and/or agency funds for the institution or a division of the university. May specialize in a specific field of accounting such as payroll, contract and grant accounting, cash management, accounts payables/receivables, data control, plant fund, and/or related fields.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees the approval and processing of revenue, expenditure, and position control documents, mass salary updates, ledger and account maintenance and data entry, ensuring compliance with university, state, and federal policies and regulations, while maintaining appropriate internal control safeguards.
  2. Prepares financial statements at the institutional level; prepares fiscal and budget reports for internal management and external agencies; develops projections and analysis with recommendations and conclusions for management.
  3. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  4. Coordinates and analyzes fiscal and budget systems for controls, policies, and procedures; expedites audits; reviews changing state and federal laws, procedures and accounting practices, and makes recommendations for or implements changes in accordance with institutional policy.
  5. Recommends and participates in the development of university policies and procedures; may serve on university planning and policy-making committees.
  6. Ensures records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.
  7. Advises units on improvement of current fiscal procedures, implementation of new fiscal policies, and training of accounting and administrative personnel.
  8. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  9. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree successful completion of at least 15 credit hours of university-level accounting through intermediate accounting; at least 5 years 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations, and university financial policies and procedures.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to prepare financial reports.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of business practices and procedures.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of software to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of university and/or public auditing policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017