National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Accountant I - Operations


This position is responsible for auditing transactions, reconciling accounts, analyzing data and reports, and preparing journal entries and financial reports. Follows established procedures and works under the guidance of more senior level Accounting staff or Manager. Engages in process improvements and projects to contribute to division goals.


Our ideal candidate is a reliable individual with accounts payable experience and strong technical skills who is organized, detail oriented, motivated, and adaptable. The ability to work effectively with multiple integrated payable systems in a deadline driven environment, follow established processes and procedures, and confirm the accuracy of your own work and the work of others is a must. If you are a collaborative professional interested in working in a process improvement oriented team atmosphere, this is a great fit.



  • Annual Supplier 1099 Reporting

Accounts Payable

  • Manually enter non-Unimarket invoices and payment requests
  • Review and edit imported Unimarket invoices
  • Annual Vendor Certification
  • Runs reporting to ensure timely processing of payments and voucher approvals

Accounts Payable Payments

  • Process in-house weekly payment run for checks
  • Process ACH SinglePoint payments
  • Process payment files with external processor, Finexio
  • ACH EFTPS Tax Payment
  • ACH Medicare B Payment

System Administration

  • PeopleSoft (Modify Ops Accounting functionality)
  • Unimarket (Process Voucher Builds, Upload Payment History, Resolve Reporting Errors)
  • Finexio (point of contact for problem resolution, supplier changes)

Journal Entries

  • Monthly Property Tax
  • Monthly Capital Asset Reclass
  • Monthly Depreciation
  • Monitor Concur suspense accounts
  • Ad-Hoc AP Coding Reclassifications
  • Annual Accounts Payable Accrual
  • Annual Prepaid Reclass


  • Monthly Accounts Payable Reconciliation
  • AP Wire and Check Control Reconciliation
  • Monthly Concur Reconciliation
  • Monthly Fixed Assets Reconciliation
  • Annual Property Tax Reconciliation
  • Annual Sales Tax Reporting
  • Internal Audits/External Audit PBCs/Annual Report Review


  • Create/Modify PeopleSoft Queries
  • Assist in the training of PERA staff on Finexio processes
  • Participate in PeopleSoft Testing
  • Create and maintain written policies and procedures
  • Cross train on and support other operational accounting functions
  • Coordinate with team members and manager on completion of day-to-day processes
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Distribute incoming division mail, processes outgoing certified mail and FedEx
  • Import PERADocs files (AP: ACH Payments, Checks, JEs, Reconciliations and Suppliers)


  • Create/Modify Nontrade Suppliers in PeopleSoft
  • Create/Modify Trade Suppliers in PeopleSoft
  • Supplier W-9 TIN Match
  • Approve Supplier additions and changes in PeopleSoft

Accounts Payable

  • Approve vouchers in PeopleSoft

Expense Reports

  • Approve (Process) Concur transactions weekly
  • Monitor un-submitted Concur transactions for existing and former employees

System Administration

  • Concur (Maintain Board members, user credit card, email reminders, account codes and audit rules; interface with Concur support)
  • Unimarket (Maintain Users, Approvers and Suppliers)
  • One Card (Order and deactivate cards, change credit limits, and assist users)
  • Unimarket (Maintain Users, Approvers and Suppliers)


  • Internal Audits/External Audit PBCs/Annual Report Review


  • Assist in the training of PERA staff on Concur and One Card processes
  • Assist in the training of PERA staff on Unimarket processes
  • Participate in Disaster Recovery Testing
Position: Accountant I - Operations
Organization: Colorado PERA
Location: Denver,  CO 
United States
Salary: 30.00
Posting Start Date: 8/12/2022
Date Posted: 8/12/2022


  • A demonstrated expertise in the job functions that is supported by work history and/or education
  • Bachelors degree in accounting or finance preferred
  • Knowledge and application of accounting principles in an accounting environment
  • Knowledge of governmental and business accounting reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of accounting software; experience working with PeopleSoft Financial, PeopleSoft Queries, Concur, Unimarket, and nVision preferred
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Mathematical, analytical, and problem solving skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to prepare journal entries
  • Ability to validate the accuracy of work prior to review
  • Ability to draw on prior experience to determine recommended actions to resolve accounting issues
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment
  • Basic to intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Proficiency with ten key calculator
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate process improvements
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to complete on the job training or classroom instruction to learn new systems and technical skills
  • Ability to coordinate with team members and manager on completion of day-to-day processes


  • Standard office environment with frequent telephone communication, computer operation, and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy and printer machine.
  • Occasional moving and positioning supplies in excess of 20 pounds


Opportunity to work from home up to two days per week. Eligibility dependent upon factors detailed in PERA's Work from Home Policy.


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of an employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned with or without notice.

Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot consider candidates that require sponsorship (now or in the future), or are located outside of the US.

Complete the employment application online at Please have copies of your resume and cover letter available to upload. Please review the following questions. You will be asked for a response to these as part of your application:

  1. Why are you interested in this position? Why do you think your skills and/ or experiences would make you successful in this position?
  2. When faced with a new task, how do you learn best?
  3. How do you minimize the risk for errors in your work?
  4. Describe how you communicate with non-accountants when relaying accounting information that may be difficult for them to understand. Please give an example.
  5. While doing monotonous or repetitive work, how do you stay focused and alert?
  6. If you were reviewing an invoice against what was keyed in the software, what would you check?
  7. Describe a situation in which you were under a great deal of pressure because of numerous demands competing for your time and attention. How did you handle the situation?

As Colorados largest public pension plan, we are committed to providing retirement and other benefits to more than 600,000 current and former teachers, State Troopers, corrections officers, snowplow drivers, and many other public employees who provide valuable service to all of Colorado.

We hire exceptional employees and invest in their growth and development. We are passionate about our work and committed to serving our members by delivering quality customer service, sound investment decisions, and education programs. Our culture is built on the core values of integrity and accountability, excellence and initiative, collaboration, and engagement. We value diverse perspectives and promote an inclusive culture, recognizing that our people are our primary asset. We provide a healthy work-life balance and a culture where excellence is rewarded. At PERA, your work makes a difference every day.

At PERA, you will earn more than just a paycheck- our total rewards package is focused on wellbeing. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan including Health, Dental and Vision coverage, with eligibility for most plans being the first of the month following the date of hire. We offer a generous paid time off plan as well as paid volunteer hours, PERAs defined benefit plan, 401(k) and 457 defined contribution plans (including employer match on the 401(k), as applicable), tuition assistance, on-the-job training, free access to an on-site fitness center, free on-site parking or RTD subsidy, and more. For more information, please visit

Position Title: Accountant I - Operations
Division: Accounting
Reports to: Director of Accounting/Controller
Job Status: Full Time / Exempt
Salary: $27.00 - $33.80 per hour, Commensurate with experience
Posting Dates: 8/12/2022 - 9/4/2022

Status: This listing expires on: 10/11/2022
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Organization Information
Colorado PERA

Denver,  CO 80203
United States
Chris Erwin