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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Accountant,Assc
Position Classification Code: C3005
Job Family: Business, Accounting and Finance
Pay Level: 06
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Under direct supervision, responsible for assisting in the day-to-day maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and in preparing basic financial reports.
Standard Duties:
Monitors revenue and expenses; ensures expenditure control and compliance with funding and reporting requirements, university policy, and standard accounting procedures. Constructs routine spreadsheet applications, prepares financial data for input into finance and human resources systems, and generates reports; performs calculations which may include interest and depreciation. Coordinates the preparation of regularly scheduled and special billings, costs reports, analyses, studies, inventories, and financial statements for local, state, federal and private funding sources. Reviews and approves expenditure, personnel, and purchasing documents for availability of funding, mathematical correctness, and compliance with university policy and state and federal funding requirements. Analyzes, reconciles, balances, and maintains accounting records; develops budgets and special financial reports. Prepares, reviews, and processes budget, revenue, expense, payroll, and related correcting entries and may prepare bank reconciliations of intermediate complexity. Interacts with and trains client department staff regarding finance policies and procedures and funding requirements; serves as liaison with client department representatives, vendors, funding source representatives, and patients. May coordinate and monitor data processing batches including suspense control, cash counts, and balancing. May assist in audits and prepare audit work papers. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles. Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications. Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
Account balancing and reconciling skills.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections. Ability to set up and maintain financial accounts and ledgers.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
   Experience- No previous work experience required.
   Equivalency- Bachelor's degree and successful completion of at least 12 credit hours of Accounting (ACCT) course work.
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-