Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: B8055 / University Treasurer
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 17
HR Review/Approval:COMP

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.


Directs, oversees, and manages all banking relations, invested operating funds, and financial reporting for cash, investments, and bonds, while limiting risk to the University. Ensures timely debt service payments by providing liquidity for operations and maintaining a healthy cash position. Develops investment alternatives and policies changes that are presented to executive leadership. May serve as a voting board member for one or more committees relating to investment and/or fiscal matters affecting the university.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Forecast cash flow position, related borrowing needs, and available funds for investment.
  2. Ensures that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment requirements for the University.
  3. Advises Executive Leadership on the liquidity aspects of the university's short- and long-range planning.
  4. Responsible for ensuring investment practices comply with University of New Mexico and Board of Regent's policies and procedures.
  5. Ensures all university credit card processing centers are compliant and meets all University, state, and federal policy and regulatory requirements.
  6. Assess investment and institutional risk as it relates to the University's operating funds and financial and banking partners.
  7. Responsible for maintaining the University's interest while interfacing with external constituents dealing with investment, banking and government personnel on a local, regional and national level.
  8. Designs and develops investment alternatives to increase the University's long term financial stability.
  9. Participates in institutional planning, policy development, and problem resolution with various board members and Executive Leadership.
  10. Directs and oversees the financial management and maintains fiscal oversight of Main Campus, Health Science Center and the University's various branch campuses.
  11. May lead, monitor, and oversee various university initiatives and strategic projects as they relate to the treasury function.
  12. Responsible for the accounting and audit work papers related to all the University's outstanding debt.
  13. Responsible for billing the State of New Mexico for General Obligation and Severance Tax bond proceeds related to campus capital project reimbursements.
  14. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; at least 7 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

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the mission, goals, organization, and operational/financial infrastructure of a public university.
  • Highly developed and comprehensive financial/investment management skills gained in a large, multifaceted public institution.
  • Strategic planning skills.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of investment strategies and techniques.
  • Ability to review and assess the operational and financial viability of new and existing contractual arrangements and grant proposals.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Strong human resources development and management skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of institutional policies and procedures and the regulatory environment within which they operate.
  • Knowledge of assets and funds management principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and decision making skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Federal and State financial laws, regulations, and operating guidelines as they pertain to public institutions of higher education.
  • Organizational planning, structuring, and staffing skills.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

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

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

Revised Date: 09/23/2020