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Accounting Manager

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Job Type

Position Summary

New Mexico Highlands University is seeking a detailed, self-motivated individual to join the Business Office as an Accounting Manager. This position performs advanced accounting functions in the management of the University’s various business affairs. Oversees the activities of accounting staff and/or support staff within the department, as appropriate. This position is assigned oversight responsibility for general ledger accounts as well as oversight of monthly reporting activities, budget management, and additional university financial responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assists with oversight of the daily financial activities of all areas of the general ledger.
• Assists with budget preparation, internal control monitoring, financial accounting and financial reporting.
• Interprets and analyzes financial operations and transactions, forecasts and develops reports and analysis for management and external agencies.
• Performs closing balance sheet reconciliations and journal entries.
• Research anomalies/errors and address/correct as needed.
• Assists with monitoring and implementing new GASB pronouncements and COSO internal control recommendations.
• Ensures compliance with university policies and procedures, and external regulations.
• Interacts with internal and external auditors and participates in the independent financial statement audit.
• Research and implement systems and processes to streamline or automate business functions.
• Coordinates the preparation of reports as required by all external agencies.
• May serve on University committees that develop accounting policies and procedures.
• Supervise and evaluate direct reports.
• Continuously works to improve the reliability and relevance of financial information to maximize the decision making process.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

• Bachelor’s and or Masters Degree in Accounting
with minimum 5 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and CPA license with minimum 5 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Possess strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Professional demeanor and good work ethic
• Detail oriented and good time management skills
• Possess knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
• Able to excel in a team-oriented setting
• Multi-task in a fast paced environment and be adaptable
• Exhibits insight and attention to detail in assigned function

Physical Demands

Sitting – Frequently
Standing – Occasionally
Walking – Occasionally
Bending – Occasionally
Squatting – Occasionally
Climbing – Occasionally
Kneeling – Occasionally
Lifting up to 20 pounds – Occasionally
Lifting greater than 20 pounds – Seldom

Working Environment

Work is performed in an office setting.
Work with frequent interruptions.

Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience

Work Location/Campus Center
Las Vegas, NM Campus

EEO Statement

New Mexico Highlands University is an affirmative action, 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. We are committed to the University values of diversity, accessibility, excellence, and responsiveness.

For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or email

Visit the link below for more information regarding affirmative action and equal opportunity:
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Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

A complete online application must include: 1) Letter of interest/cover letter; 2) Resume; 3) Names, telephone numbers and email address of three (3) professional references in online application, and; 4) copies of unofficial transcripts. Candidates who are invited for on-campus interviews will be required to submit official transcripts. References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interview. Upload required materials with online application. For disabled access or services, call (505) 454-3242 or contact Human Resources at NMHU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
  4. List of Three Professional References with Name, Address and E-Mail
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