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Financial Officer (Optg Grp) - req# 9927

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Reference #: 9927

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Financial Officer (Optg Grp)

Requisition IDreq9927
Working TitleFinancial Officer (Optg Grp)
Position Grade15
Position Summary

UNM’s Planning, Design & Construction (PDC) is a vibrant, committed group of professionals who support the built environment at the University of New Mexico. We provide seamless delivery of professional support services to internal clients using best practices in capital project planning, development, and construction. UNM employees enjoy a great benefits package, including: 4 weeks of vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, retirement benefits, tuition remission benefits for yourself and additional education benefits to spouses or domestic partners, and dependent children of eligible employees, and retirees.

PDC seeks a dynamic and results-oriented professional with a strong financial management background to become a valuable member of our team as our Financial Officer. This position is responsible for overseeing a comprehensive multi-million dollar capital budget along with our operating budget sustained by a blended funding model. The ideal candidate will play a key role in budgeting, forecasting revenue projections, and our overall financial planning initiatives. This position is responsible for facilitating communication and fiscal policy within PDC.

Reporting to the Director, the Financial Officer is a key member of PDC’s leadership team and provides strategic direction in the planning, development, management, control, and reporting of the integrated financial operations and activities of a major, multi-faceted operating entity impacting all or most campuses of the University. This position coordinates the development, preparation, and submission of all capital, revenue, and expense budgets and all financial reports for our organization, working closely with staff both within the business unit and broadly in client groups and budget contacts throughout the University.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, or in a related field including at least 15 credit hours of 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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • CPA, MBA, or MA/MS in accounting or finance.
  • Demonstrated experience in compiling, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting complex, customizable financial reports, statements and revenue projections to various audiences utilizing diverse management information systems.
  • Proven ability to provide guidance to leadership on financial business matters and/or processes.
  • Strong collaborative teaming skills.
  • Extensive experience with Banner or similar integrated ERP system.
  • Skill in evaluating financial operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Experience in construction industry accounting to include contracts, change orders, and payments.
  • Working knowledge of government capital outlay processes.
  • Proven skills in communicating with various levels of management and state agencies.
  • Supervisory experience to include strong leadership and motivational skills.
Additional Requirements* Official college transcripts will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentCapital Projects Office (250A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$4,738.93 to $7,108.40 (Monthly)
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date9/9/2019
Application Instructions1.Please complete the online application and submit a cover letter and your current resume: *Your resume should include a complete work history with beginning and ending dates (month/year). *In your cover letter, address how your qualifications and work experience match the position and the preferred qualifications detailed in this job advertisement. 2.Your cover letter and resume should be uploaded as separate PDF files.3.Applicants must provide names and contact information for at least three (3) supervisory references with your application materials.4.Finalists should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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.

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