Senior Energy Accountant

  • State of Nevada
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • May 11, 2021
Full Time Accounting and Finance

Job Description

Announcement Number: 1214361118



KARA J. KELLEY, Vice Chairwoman
ERIC WITKOSKI, Executive Director
JUSTIN JONES, Commissioner
ALLEN J. PULIZ, Commissioner
DAN H. STEWART, Commissioner
CODY T. WINTERTON, Commissioner

Unclassified Position Announcement
Senior Energy Accountant
The Colorado River Commission of Nevada (Commission), an agency of the State of
Nevada, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Accountant in its Finance
Group. This is an unclassified, full-time position with the Nevada State Government.

Recruitment: Open to all qualified candidates, vacancy in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Salary: Depending on experience, salary range of approximately $70,000/year.
(Salary range reflects retirement (PERS) contributions by both the employee and
employer. An employer paid contributions plan is also available with a reduced gross
{Please NOTE: Full-time unclassified employees are required to take 8 hours of unpaid
furlough leave per month through June 30, 2021. The Salary listed above does not
reflect the reduction from the required furlough.}

Applications Will Be Accepted Until: Applications will be accepted until the position
is filled.

The Accountant is a mid-level accounting position, without supervisory duties, reporting
to the Group Lead Accountant of the Finance Group (Group), interacts with other
Agency Group staff, employees of many other State Agencies and employee
representatives of the Commission's customers. The Accountant has a diverse set of
responsibilities and must be very adept at organizing his/her time, identifying priorities,
meeting internal and external deadlines, managing and maintaining professional
relationships with a host of professional colleagues (including but not limited to
Attorneys, Engineers, Certified Public Accountants (C.P.A.), Certified Public Managers,
etc.), and others.

The Commission uses an online voucher, deposit and fixed asset acquisition system
through the Controllers' office in Carson City, as well as an online interface system
specifically for travel and procurement card payment vouchers through the Purchasing
Division in Carson City, with additional online systems for producing the Commission's
comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR), payroll, personnel and other accounting
related functions, with new innovation and modernization technologies underway.
555 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 3100, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1065 Phone: (702) 486-2670
Fax: (702) 486-2695


Colorado River Commission of Nevada February 2, 2021
Unclassified Position Announcement Senior Energy Accountant
The Accountant's primary job function includes:
• Responsibility for prompt and accurate payments of all monthly operating
invoices and ensuring payments are made according to State guidelines and
internal approval processes. This position must provide accurate coding as to
fund, budget, category, and general ledger and project code to ensure
compliance with State budgeting procedures. Preparing journal entries as
required, necessary or appropriate. This position must also provide accurate
internal account coding for internal reporting. Preparing, reconciling, reporting
and invoicing financial information from various sources. Analyzing data trends
and making necessary, appropriate, and informed decisions regarding the data.
• Monitoring of the financial aspects of all Commission contracts with outside
consultants for conformance to State rules and guidelines, contract compliance,
accuracy of billings, contract specifications and budget amounts. Reconciling
various payments and account activity to vendor billings and budgets. Assisting
in resolving billing disputes and deal directly with contractors' accounting
• Accounting for all agency travel, including employee reimbursement. Ensure
conformance with budget requirements and all State travel rules and regulations
as well as responsibilities relating to the online interface system for travel and
procurement card payment process.
• Ordering supplies and equipment following State procedures and guidelines.
This function includes determination of vendors and methods of purchase; and
requires the development of professional relationships with outside vendors,
including account and or vendor registration and setup, trade references, and
• Accounting for the Commission's Hydropower function revenue, and related
spreadsheets, reconciliations, reporting, journal entries, and analysis.
• Responsible for all payroll transactions, backup responsibility for all personnel
duties and actions. The agency timesheet entry is online and has 41 authorized
positions. This responsibility includes review and approval of bi-weekly entered
timesheets, verification of time accuracy, and bi-weekly reconciliation of all
payroll transactions.
• Acting as the Commission's liaison with other State agencies such as the
Treasurer, Controller, Vendor Services, Printer, Payroll, Retirement, Purchasing,
Budget offices and as contact for all questions related to insurance, retirement,
and other employee benefits.
• Coordinating and ordering agency fleet vehicles. Reconciling and updating
agency inventory annually in the online fixed asset acquisition system
• Assisting the Group Lead Accountant and Finance Group Chief with special
reports; providing information for our outside auditors, federal, state, and other
agencies as needed. These reports include Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles (G.A.A.P.) based reports and governmental accounting standards.
Other reports may be prepared in compliance with specific reporting


Colorado River Commission of Nevada February 2, 2021
Unclassified Position Announcement Senior Energy Accountant
• Assisting the Group Lead Accountant in the compilation, preparation, completion,
and review of the Commission's annual CAFR.
• Compiling, maintaining, reviewing, reconciling as necessary many Excel
schedules and reports for internal use related to contractor billings and
payments, safety and OHSA reports as required, payroll, contracts, water and
power use, travel, petty cash, host fund and many other quarterly or annual
reports and account analysis as assigned by the Group Lead Accountant or
Finance Group Chief.
• Monthly input, preparation and analysis of revenue/expense reports related to the
Power Delivery (PD) function - the electric facilities operations group.
• Compiling, preparing, reconciling, and issuing a monthly invoice for the Energy
Services function, the electric power marketing group which encompasses the
monthly PD report as well as other related transactions.
• Preparing various cost and overhead allocations on a bi-weekly to quarterly basis
using fixed and variable components.
• Attending Commission meetings, preparing for and participating in various
internal meetings, providing input, analyses, and other information as requested.
• Other special projects or assignments as assigned by the Group Lead
Accountant or the Finance Group Chief.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business related, C.P.A. highly preferred,
and at least three years of progressively responsible financial accounting and financial
statement reporting experience within the last five years, or an equivalent combination
of education and experience in performing government and/or utility accounting
Recent working knowledge of governmental accounting theory and principles,
governmental accounting standards (GASB) record keeping practice and theory. Ability
to use logic and reason to identify potential problems in accounting records, construct
and analyze basic spreadsheets and to communicate the solutions identified. Skill in
using spreadsheet and word processing software; financial statement accounting
software (CaseWare or similar preferred), producing accounting entries and coding;
including journal and adjusting entries and experience in closing procedures; using a
variety of systems and sources to obtain data and information.
Because this position must deal with many different individuals and personality types at
all levels of government and customer staff, the personal relationship skills and
professional communication abilities will be one of the most important attributes of
candidates considered.


Colorado River Commission of Nevada
Unclassified Position Announcement
Senior Energy Accountant
February 2, 2021
Submit a letter of interest and résumé to:
Gina Lee Goodman
Office Manager
Colorado River Commission of Nevada
555 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 3100
Las Vegas, NV 89101
E-mails submissions will be accepted and should be sent to:
Note to Applicant: In your letter of interest please indicate how you heard about the
position. If you heard about this position through a website, please specify which
Posted: February 2, 2021
Closing Date/Time: Until recruitment needs are satisfied

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