Investment Controller

Department/Agency of position: 
Kansas Public Employees Retirement System - Fiscal Services Investment Accounting Department
Location of position: 
Topeka, KS
Wage/Salary: 
$80,358 to $120,537
Date Posted: 
Friday, February 2, 2018
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018
Job Description: 

The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System provides retirement and other benefits to public sector employees. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common – serving Kansas. We put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service. We are looking for an Investment Controller to provide oversight and management to the Investment Accounting Unit. This is a full-time managerial level position serving. We offer competitive benefits and salary.

Duties of the Position The Investment Controller is responsible for the direct supervision of staff within the Investment Accounting Unit and must establish and maintain a positive and effective team environment conducive to collaboration, communication and high morale. This position works closely with KPERS Investment Division staff to coordinate activities, systems utilization and personnel responsibilities. In addition to a background in investment accounting, incumbent should have an understanding of securities processing, characteristics, and their function in portfolio theory.

Education Required An undergraduate degree with a minimum of 24 semester hours in accounting from an accredited college or university is required. A master’s degree in business, finance or accounting is preferred.

Experience Required Five years of professional accounting experience is required. At least three years of supervisory experience is preferred. The System prefers work experience related to investment accounting.

Skills and Abilities • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Windows and office software (i.e., Excel, Word); • Proficiency working with computer record systems for integration and accounting control; • Knowledge of all variations of investment vehicles and investment industry processes and requirements; • Knowledge of General Ledger system structure and maintenance; • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices, and standards; • Ability to analyze data and apply problem-solving techniques; • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization.