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Auditor

Position Duties

The Auditor is responsible for auditing the records of KPERS approximately 1,500 affiliated employers to ensure covered employee criteria are properly applied according to laws, regulations, and policies to provide integrity to the system. The Auditor must have broad competence in aspects of management practices and all aspects of the Retirement System’s operations. This position has frequent contact with agency staff, and representatives from affiliated employers and requires travel throughout the State of Kansas. Travel time will vary based on agency needs but may be up to 25 percent.

Essential Responsibilities

Audit affiliated employers’ personnel and payroll records to ensure criteria are appropriately applied according to laws, regulations, and policies and that contributions are accurately calculated, reported, and remitted timely. Complete audit reports and supporting work papers. Reports will note issues, discrepancies, and recommended actions. Submit audit reports to the Manager of Field Audit for review and approval.

Recommends remedial measures and helps employers develop policies to resolve issues. Assist employers and answer questions regarding reporting requirements. This position is the agency’s hands-on, on-site contact in assisting employer representatives with the submission of their reports.

Responsible for performing complex investigation and research to resolve arrearage, unreported or misreported contributions, and disputed employer and employee claims. Extensive historical research of employer records may be necessary to resolve issues. Work involves communication with employers and KPERS’ staff to ensure accuracy when completing adjustments.

Maintains contacts with employers, KPERS’ members, staff, and agency executives to justify, defend, or negotiate matters, maintain goodwill, gain cooperation or reach compromises when the information is disputed, or the individual or groups have a substantial difference of opinion or diverse viewpoints. Extensive use of well-developed communication techniques and skills are required.

Perform other duties and special projects as assigned to meet the objectives of the Fiscal Services Division and KPERS. This may include, but is not limited to, researching specific data regarding contributions made by a particular employer or coverage group.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of payroll and accounting documents, reports, and practices.
  • Ability to use general software applications, such as electronic mail, word processing, and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to compare figures accurately and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Ability to explain complex information to others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel within the State of Kansas
  • Commitment to excellent customer service.

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How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Education Required

A Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in accounting from a four-year college. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

Experience Required

Two years of experience in examining internal work processes, financial and operational records and controls to assess effectiveness, accuracy of records and compliance with statutes, regulations and professional/legal standards. Education in accounting/auditing, business administration, or economics may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Salary/Pay Rate

$49,429 to $58,000 annualized salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Closing Date

Friday, July 1, 2022

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Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
611 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603
Toll-free: 1 888 - 275-5737
Email: [email protected]


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