Kansas Corporation Commission Accounts Manager in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/10784509 The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) is seeking an Accounts Manager to handle all the administrative functions of the Well Plugging Program for the Conservation Division of the KCC. Reporting to the Conservation Division Director and working with the Conservation Division and Fiscal staff, this is a full-time, unclassified, non-exempt position, with competitive benefits and starting salary of $40,000 to $55,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications.The Accounts Manager will primarily be responsible to meet the financial, regulatory, compliance and administrative needs of the Conservation Division and the KCC.The Kansas Corporation Commission is a multi-faceted agency responsible for regulating public utilities including electric, natural gas, telecommunication and water companies as well as motor carriers, oil and gas pipelines and oil and gas natural production. The Commission's headquarters is in Topeka with the central Conservation office in Wichita and four Conservation district offices located in Chanute, Dodge City, Hays and Wichita.Duties of the PositionCompile and evaluate financial data necessary to monitor and assist in prioritization of departmental budget. Complete annual budget for department in conjunction with department heads and Topeka Fiscal staff utilizing instructions from Division Director. Provide budgetary information for Legislative Research and Post Audit. Reviews fund controls and departmental/organizational budgets to ensure appropriate balances are maintained.Prepare cash forecasts, revenue estimates and expenditures, budget status and other financial management reports. Track and monitor abandoned well plugging and site remediation funds and serve as a liaison between staff and contractors to achieve the efficient processing of payments for projects. Participate in well plugging prioritization meetings to provide detailed analysis of funds available for plugging and remediation. This includes developing non-standard reports and statements reflecting the interrelations of accounting, cost budgeting, program costs, identifying trends and/or deviations from standards, evaluating and predicting effects of changes in operating systems and industry, identifying management needs and refining account structures and reports accordingly. Provides technical guidance and training on accounting and fiscal procedures; recommends revisions in the account structure, ledger or report formats and reporting system; consult with Agency administrators and other staff members. Provides Division Director with appropriate information and works in conjunction with Agency personnel and Oil & Gas Advisory members to assist in preparation of annual budget.Process daily deposits for Division working in conjunction with Conservation Division staff and Agency fiscal staff members as appropriate. Coordinate and process travel arrangements and reimbursement procedures on behalf of Division staff as requested. Monitor travel expenditures and reimbursements and ascertain that transactions are in accordance with pertinent laws and regulations. Division Director executes direct oversight of work product.Monitor, review, and assist with grant filings and proposals within federal and state guidelines for compliances.Coordinate and work in cooperation with all Agency staff members. Work in conjunction with Agency Fiscal department and act as primary point-of-contact for Conservation Division fiscal related matters including drafting and proofing sensitive material. Work in conjunction with Agency Information Technologies department staff members to implement process improvements, communicate potential enhancements to operating systems and allow for maximum processing efficiencies. Plan, implement and maintain automated accounting procedures by evaluating softwa re and working with programmers for appropriate modifications. Prepare specifications for hardware and software purchase, modification or development. Division Director oversees work efficiency through daily communication with incumbent and additional input received from Deputy Director, Public Service Executive, District Supervisors, Agency Fiscal and Information Technologies personnel.Actively participate in staff, fiscal, and various Agency meetings. Division Director oversees work product regularly with input from Conservation Division Supervisors and Agency personnel.Perform related duties as assigned by Division Director and Deputy Director. Attend assigned training and periodically seek out training opportunities to increase job performance. Regularly cross-train with appropriate Agency staff members and maintain up-to-date job duty documentation. Division Director executes direct oversight of work product.Education RequiredBachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business or related field as determined relevant by Agency personnel.Experience RequiredMinimum 3-5 years accounting experience preferred. Knowledge of State of Kansas accounting procedures and processes related to Request for Proposal bidding system or the ability to become knowledgeable is expected. Preference of regulatory and/or industry experience.Required Skills and AbilitiesAbility to clearly, effectively, and respectfully communicate i