• Senior Accountant

  • Overview

    Team up with Lea County!

    What do we do?

    Our purpose is to make a difference in the community, to make Lea County a better, safer, and more enjoyable place to live. And it’s our employees who make that happen. Our employees serve in positions as diverse as clerk, administrative assistant, accountant, attorney, detention officer, engineer, IT professional, maintenance technician, mechanic, heavy equipment operator, law enforcement officer, supervisor, and manager, to name only a few.

    What do we have to offer you?

    Challenging opportunities to serve your community and make a difference, a diverse and dynamic work environment, plus a full range of benefits; including competitive pay, professional development opportunities, health, vision and dental insurance, vacation, holidays, sick, and military leave time, a retirement program, and more.

    What can you bring to us?

    In order to meet tomorrow’s changing realities, we are constantly seeking outstanding employees who can help us improve our systems, processes, and technologies - today. 

    Essential Duties


    • Monitors contracts, agreements, and leases for renewals and implementation of terms; maintains a database of all agreements, contracts, leases and other documents. Communicates with county departments regarding necessary renewals of contracts, leases and agreements.
    • Tracks expenditures related to funding agreements between the county and outside agencies.
    • Prepares and issues invoices for Lea County Solid Waste authority; prepares monthly income statement and makes weekly deposits.
    • Assists with the preparation of requests for bids, proposals and quotations as per the state procurement code and county policy.
    • Assists with processing of accounts payable, including verification of contract terms, bid pricing and assignment of expenditure accounts.
    • Assists with the processing of payroll and payroll reporting as needed. Prepare payroll during absence of payroll coordinator.
    • Prepares and maintains a current list of infrastructure and fixed assets. Prepares schedules of fixed assets and infrastructure for external auditors.  Prepares documents, including resolutions, for disposition of fixed assets.
    • Assists and interacts with external auditors in the process of the annual audit.
    • Assists the Finance Director with the preparation of annual financial reports for audit.
    • Performs general ledger reviews and audits as assigned by the Finance Director
    • Perform audits of outside management organizations as required.
    • Assists in the preparation and submission of the annual budget to the Department of Finance and Administration, ensuring that State deadlines are met.
    • Assists in the preparation of the departmental budget.
    • Provides research and analysis as directed by the Finance Director for the Board of County Commissioners and County Manager as requested; assists in the implementing special projects.
    • May be required to work irregular hours including overtime, attend job related meetings, and perform all duties with minimal supervision.
    • Duties of the Senior Accountant are not limited to those set forth above. The employee will perform any and all duties assigned by a supervisor consistent with expertise and ability.



    • High School diploma or GED required.
    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; degree may be substituted for 3 years progressively responsible

    experience in a related field.




    • Preferred at least 5 year experience progressively responsible experience in a financial or administrative

    field.  CPA preferred but not required.

    Certifications, Skills and Licenses:

    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English.
    • Knowledge of word processing and spread sheet computer programs.
    • Knowledge of New Mexico State Procurement Code rules and regulations
    • Valid New Mexico driver’s license


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