Senior Energy Accountant

  • State of Nevada
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sep 05, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance

Job Description

Announcement Number: 189654389

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 Senior Energy Accountant
(Senior Accountant) in its Finance Group. This is an unclassified, full-time position with
the Nevada State Government.
Recruitment: Open to all qualified candidates, vacancy is in Las Vegas, Nevada.
AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Commission receives and holds in trust the State's
water and power allocations. Additionally, the Commission owns, operates, and
maintains electrical infrastructure and jointly staffs an entity to purchase power for its
customers who are all located in Southern Nevada.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL: Applications will be accepted until the
position is filled.
level accounting position, without supervisory duties, reporting to the Lead Accountant of
the Finance Group (Group). The position interacts with other Agency Group staff,
employees of many other State Agencies and representatives of the Commission's
customers. The Senior 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.
The Commission uses an online voucher system through the Controllers' office in Carson
City, as well as additional online systems for producing the Commission's annual
comprehensive financial report (ACFR), payroll, personnel, and other accounting related
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 22, 2023
Unclassified Position Announcement Senior Energy Accountant

The Senior Accountant's primary job function includes:
• Responsibility for prompt and accurate payments of all monthly operating invoices
ensuring payments are made according to State guidelines, internal approval
processes, and State budgeting procedures, including agency travel and
employee reimbursements. Preparing, reconciling, reporting and invoicing
financial information from various sources for internal and external use. Analyzing
data trends and making necessary, appropriate, and informed decisions regarding
the data.
• Monitoring of the financial aspects of all Commission contract activity with outside
consultants for conformance to State guidelines, contract compliance and not to
exceed amounts.
• Coordinating ordering agency fleet vehicles, equipment and supplies determining
appropriate vendors and methods of purchase.
• Acting as the Commission's liaison with other State agencies such as the
Treasurer, Controller, Vendor Services, Payroll, Retirement, Purchasing, Budget
offices and as contact for all questions related to insurance, retirement, and other
employee benefits.
• Accounting for the Commission's Hydropower function revenue, related
spreadsheets, reconciliations, reporting, journal entries, and analysis.
• Backup responsibility for all personnel duties and actions for 41 authorized agency
• Assisting the Group Lead Accountant and 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 requirements.
• Assisting the Group Lead Accountant in the compilation, preparation, completion,
and review of the Commission's annual ACFR.
• Monthly data input, invoice preparation and analysis of revenue/expense reports
related to the Power Delivery and Energy Services functions, including various
costs and allocations using fixed and variable components.
• Attending Commission meetings, preparing for and participating in various internal
meetings, providing input, analyses, and other information as requested.

Colorado River Commission of Nevada February 22, 2023
Unclassified Position Announcement Senior Energy Accountant
(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 functions.
Recent working knowledge of governmental accounting theory and principles,
governmental accounting standards (GASB). Ability 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
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
APPROXIMATE GROSS Salary: Starting salary depends on education, experience,
knowledge, and abilities of a candidate to fulfill the needs of the position. Candidates
with less experience may be considered with a lower starting salary with the opportunity
for increases over time as the candidate grows in the position. The salary range for this
position is:
Employee/Employer Paid PERS1 $85,000 to $101,791
Employer Paid PERS $75,000 to $88,610
Submit a letter of interest and résumé to:
Gina Lee Goodman
Executive Assistant 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 website.
Posted: March 9, 2023
1 PERS - Public Employees' Retirement System of Nevada

Closing Date/Time: Until recruitment needs are satisfied

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