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Investment Accountant

We are looking for an Investment Accountant position. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits and a salary range of $48,451 to $67,882 commensurate with experience and qualifications. The application deadline is Monday, April 9, 2018.

KPERS provides disability and death benefits to protect public employees while they are still working, and guarantees them lifetime benefits when they retire. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common - serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

Duties of the Position

This position is responsible for the maintenance of transactions and reconciliation of alternative real estate and other Level 3 type assets. Transactions must be reviewed to ensure that generally accepted accounting principles have been applied. It is crucial that the System's investment activity is accurately reflected. This position is also responsible for the generation of various reports, some of which are included in the Retirement System's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Investment Accountant has frequent contact with other Fiscal Service staff, Investment Division staff and representatives from the System's custodial bank and discretionary investment management firms.

They are responsible for reconciling all externally managed, publicly traded, assets between manager reported balances and the custodial bank. Investigates variances, reports discrepancies, and works with both entities to resolve if appropriate. Periodically reconciles all real estate and alternative assets between three independent systems. Reconciles limited partnership capital account balances between various systems and the general partnership reports.

For a detailed position description, please contact Human Resources at (785) 296-1476 or email [email protected].

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Education Required

An undergraduate degree in accounting or finance, with a minimum of 24 semester hours in accounting from an accredited college or university is required.

Experience Required

Three years of advanced accounting experience. Programming or VBA experience is a plus. Education can be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, Word, Access)
  • Proficient working with computer record system for integration and accounting control
  • Knowledge of general ledger system structure and maintenance
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices, and standards
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships and team environment
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Commitment to excellent customer service

To Apply

Application deadline is Monday, April 9, 2018. All of the following steps must be completed.

  • STEP 1: Register by completing the online at Personal Data Form. (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
  • STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form. Submit your online application to the Ks Public Employees Retirement System (listed under R for Retirement System). Use requisition number 189143.
  • STEP 3: Submit all additional required documents to Julie Baker, 611 S Kansas Ave, Suite 100, Topeka, KS  66603, fax: 785-380-2103 or e-mail to [email protected]
  • All required documents must be submitted or your application will be considered incomplete and may result in ineligibility.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. To begin the process of obtaining your Tax Clearance Certificate, click here.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.  KPERS is an ADA/EEO employer.

 

Benefits Supervisor

We are looking for applicants to fill a Benefits Supervisor position.  This is a full-time position with competitive benefits and a salary range of $48,451 to $67,882 commensurate with experience and qualifications. The application deadline is Monday, April 9, 2018.

KPERS provides disability and death benefits to protect public employees while they are still working, and guarantees them lifetime benefits when they retire.  Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common - serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

 

Duties of the Position

This position is responsible for planning, organizing and managing the activities of the KPERS Infoline that provides full-time phone coverage for the System’s call center.  This team must be knowledgeable in all phases of KPERS matters including, but not limited to, membership and enrollment, employer reporting, service purchases, benefit counseling, and benefit claims processing.

The supervisor must determine reference and training needs to ensure the team is able to assist members and provide accurate information. They are responsible for monitoring calls and call logs to measure performance and determine that customer service requirements are met. Works and collaborates with other department supervisors in the development and revision of policies and procedures and makes recommendations on department staffing, equipment and training needs. Ensures policies, procedures and controls are followed so needs and priorities of members, employers, and KPERS staff are met.  Attends departmental staff meeting and reports to management on attainment of goals.

The Benefits Supervisors are also responsible for resolving the most complex member and employer customer service issues for the team. Decisions are made within the limits of established policy and guidelines. For a detailed position description, please contact Human Resources at (785) 296-1476 or email [email protected].

Benefits

  • Health, Dental & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Education Required

An undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in business, management, public administration or relevant field. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

Experience Required

Three years of experience in public or benefits administration with years of professional supervisory experience. Proficiency speaking Spanish is a plus. Education can be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Skills and Abilities

  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Ability to problem solve with strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships and team environment
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to convey complex and sensitive information in an understandable manner
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with computer record keeping systems and Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to interpret State policies, regulations, statutes, policies and directives

To Apply:

Application deadline is Monday, April 9, 2018. All of the following steps must be completed.

  • STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form. (Skip this step if you have already registered)
  • STEP 2: Complete the State of Kansas Application Form. Submit your online application to the Ks Public Employees Retirement System (listed under R for Retirement System). Use requisition number 189150.
  • STEP 3: Submit all additional required documents by emailing them to [email protected] or faxing them to 785-380-2103.
    • Required Documents - all documents must be submitted or your application will not be accepted.
      • Resume
      • Cover letter
      • Kansas Tax Clearance - must not be expired (see below for information on the tax clearance)

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.
KPERS is an ADA/EEO employer.  KPERS is not hiring individuals who require sponsorship for employment visa status.

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