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  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Topeka (Full-Time)

Posted: Nov 01, 2023


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has an Accountant opening in Topeka. This position will perform accountant duties for Medicaid administration.   Provide expert knowledge on coding, funding, and reporting requirements for CHIP and Medicaid administration payments.  Review invoices prior to payment to determine proper codes and funding.  Provide detailed coding for encumbrances and payment for complicated vendor contracts and complex funding situations.  Requires in-depth and detailed knowledge of fund accounting rules, the KDHE DHCF Cost Allocation Plan, and federal funding regulations.

Reconcile data for Medicaid and CHIP between the expenditure and collection reports and SMART accounting system.  This includes reviewing support documents, SMART transactions and other records and completing reconciliation schedules.  Prepare journal vouchers or other correcting entries as needed.  This requires extensive knowledge of fund accounting rules, Medicaid funding regulations, overhead allocations and the KDHE DHCF Cost Allocation Plan (CAP).

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Participate in the process of preparing and filing the required federal reports for Medicaid and CHIP administration expenses, including the CMS 37 and CMS 21 B estimates and CMS 64 and CMS 21 expenditure reports. Compile data on expenditures for reporting and prepare sufficient and detailed supporting documents.  Complete explanations for variance analysis or other audit questions.
  • Participate in the review and update of the KDHE DHCF Cost Allocation Plan (CAP) and quarterly funding table updates. Requires knowledge of Medicaid and CHIP funding regulations, and compliance to federal Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG) regulations.  Requires knowledge of Medicaid and CHIP federal reporting requirements.
  • Responsible for Medicaid provider payments processing in SMART through the Kansas Modular Medicaid System (KMMS). Follow established procedures and complete requests for Medicaid provider adds or changes in SMART.  Follow established procedures and completes requests for Medicaid provider EFT/Check adds or updates.
  • Participate in cross-training and back-up duties as necessary with other federal reporting team members.

Minimum Qualifications:

Three years of experience in professional accounting/auditing work.  A Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, or a related field may be substituted for 2 years of experience.  Education:

  • High School, GED

Licensing & Certification:

  • Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.

Preferred Qualifications:

Any additional skills, experiences, or qualifications that would be beneficial, but aren’t strictly necessary.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, business
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail
  • Adept at managing time and multiple priorities effectively.
  • Solid analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
  • Experience with federal funding.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and teamwork skills.

About the Position:

  • Who can apply: Anyone (External)
  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
  • Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes

Employment Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

How to Apply:

Specific instructions for applying, which might include submitting a resume, cover letter, list of references, or completing an online application.

Please include the Job ID number (210833) when emailing.

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Salary Range

$ $29.73 to $32.78