Chief Financial Officer

  • May 13, 2021
  • Government


Kansas Judicial Branch

Contact Info:

Cris Loomis
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(785) 250-1059

KS Courts - Court Careers

Position number: K0066866

Location of Employment:  Kansas Judicial Branch, Office of Judicial Administration, Kansas Judicial Center 

301 West 10th Street, Topeka, KS 66612

Salary and Benefits: Chief Financial Officer, $102,000 starting salary

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Job Duties: This is responsible for professional accounting and related financial work with supervisory responsibility for directing the accounting system of the Judicial Branch.  Work involves performing advanced accounting duties personally or directing a staff of subordinate accountants and nonprofessional employees.  Prepares and presents detailed financial analysis on the judicial branch budget.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Judicial Administrator.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Plans, assigns, and supervises the activities of the accounting section and the centralized payment center; assists in the preparation and maintenance of financial, budgetary, and payroll records; and documents, studies, plans, and develops necessary cost accounting procedures for effective fiscal control.
  • Oversees and helps conduct financial reviews of district and appellate courts; trains Judicial Branch personnel on financial accounting practices and procedures.
  • Manages the procurement, purchasing, and payment of claims for all Judicial Branch state level funds.
  • Supervises the compilation of financial data necessary for annual and other reports.
  • Oversees preparation of the annual budget submitted to the Legislature, including compiling and entering financial data, projecting expenditures and revenues, and preparing narratives about various programs and budgetary items affecting the Judicial Branch.
  • Supervises internal accounting of all receipts and expenditures; assigns and supervises the auditing of invoices and vouchers for accuracy, propriety, and requisite authority.
  • Oversees the application process for federal, state, and other grant funds to use in Judicial Branch strategic initiatives and general branch operations; provides guidance to team about management and accounting of grant funds; assures compliance with grant guidelines and reporting measures.
  • Monitor’s legislation affecting the judicial branch budget; meets with legislators, legislative branch staff, and executive branch staff.
  • Leads a team of employees supporting excellence in the employment experience through challenging work assignments, development and consistent accountability.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting, budgeting, financial administration and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of state laws and regulations relating to fiscal affairs.
  • Ability to apply knowledge to the performance and solution of a wide variety of accounting or fiscal problems.
  • Ability to plan, assign, review, and supervise the work of a staff of accounting professional and nonprofessional employees.
  • Demonstrated leadership developing teams.
  • Demonstrated curiosity in budget and accounting technological innovations.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with other employees and the public.
  • Demonstrated ability in brainstorming and developing creative solutions to organizational problems.

Required Education and Experience:  Master’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field and five or more years of experience in managing a financial team and overseeing complex budgets and financial systems.  Ability to be resourceful in solving complex accounting problems, conducting detailed financial analysis of revenue and expenditure trends, and recommending changes in accounting policies and procedures. CPA certification highly desired.

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