Accounting Assistant

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
USD 10.50 - 15.00 per hour
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Student Advanced Level

Requisition ID

Working Title
Accounting Assistant

$10.50 to $15.00 Hourly

Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM

Pharmacy Deans Office (401A)

Employment Type
Student Employment

Student Type


Background Check Required

For Best Consideration Date

Position Summary

The College of Pharmacy is seeking a student Accounting Assistant to join our Finance and Accounting team. The Accounting Assistant will work closely with the Sr Fiscal Services Tech to assist with the College's financial processes. The Accounting Assistant position will be a great opportunity for an Accounting student.

The College is looking for an organized, self-motivated student professional to perform basic accounting functions such as data entry into Excel spreadsheets, posting journal entries into Banner, and reconciling entries and internal reports. The Student will learn the UNM Banner system and assist with simple reconciliation tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepares routine entries and posts financial transactions; reconciles entries and internal ledgers to financial reporting system reports.
  • Researches processing problems, contacts departments and vendors to resolve problems and expedite payment.
  • Responds to inquiries by telephone or in writing; refers complex problems for solution.
  • Assists in preparation of financial statements such as budgets and expense reports.
  • Compiles purchasing, travel, personnel, or related documents regarding budgeting needs.
  • Reconciles various expenditure reports to source documents; distributes and files financial documents and reports.
  • Sorts documents; codes, logs, reviews for accuracy; matches supporting invoices to procurement documents; and verifies invoices for payment.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Enrolled in a degree seeking program at UNM, Enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) at UNM for fall and spring semesters (Audit hours do not count), and if Work Study, you must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Majoring in Accounting or related field
  • Experience using financial systems
  • Basic Excel experience for data entry etc.
  • General knowledge of University accounting procedures
  • Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork
  • Ability to read, sort, check, count, and verify numbers
  • Ability to perform simple accounting procedures
  • Records maintenance skills
  • Account balancing skills
  • Ability to use an automated accounting system
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to prepare financial reports
  • Experience with MS Office Suite

Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.
Complete Online Application, attach Cover Letter and Resume.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an 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.