Accountant Specialist – Centralized Inmate Banking

The position shares in the responsibly for managing 10,000 subsidiary inmate accounts through the maintenance of the automated double entry bookkeeping system for the Kansas Department of Corrections Centralized Inmate Trust fund.

Works under the general direction of the Accountant IV assigned to the KDOC Centralized Inmate Banking Unit. Shares in the responsibly for managing 10,000 subsidiary inmate accounts through the maintenance of the automated double entry bookkeeping system for the KDOC Centralized Inmate Trust fund.

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Disbursements: Prepares disbursements as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures. Interprets documentation to insure correct use of accounting codes. Insures correct signatory authority, incentive level, and spending limits for transactions. Posts disbursements, using the correct code, to the referenced inmate accounts. Reconciles disbursement batch and forwards for authorization. Ensure daily work is filed in manner prescribed in the Standard Operating Procedures.

Private Industry Processing: Utilizes payroll data relating to inmate’s private industry or work release employment to process required facility deductions. Reviews and reconciles entries to insure the accuracy of deductions for room and board, crime fund, court ordered restitution, dependent support, family support, incidental expense, as well as mandatory savings reserve.

Accountant Support and Backup: Performs duties delegated by the Accountant IV in order to enhance work flow and to ensure all CIB tasks are completed timely and accurately. Other Processes include processing Special Events, Out to Court inmates and Ongoing Garnishments. Manage Releases by processing Rapid Financial transactions and reconciling Gratuity payments.

Receipts and Deposits: Receipts and reconciles all non-scanned, non-electronic monies received. Prepare a deposit of all non-electronic monies received. Reconciliation of electronic deposits.

Discharges & Transfers: Processes inmate accounts for discharge or transfer using the appropriate OMIS program. Prints and reviews the discharge information and verifies information scheduled to be sent to Rapid Financial debit card vendor. Prepares monies for transfer to outside financial institution for personal funds as well as applicable gratuities.

Serves Other Accounting Office Duties: Includes but not limited to the following:
– Performs other duties as assigned.
– Serves as backup to other Accounting Specialists and the Administrative Specialist positions within Centralized Inmate Banking
– Researches and answers inquiries from inmates, inmate families and correctional staff.

Compensation: $29,700 to $41,800. Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, training or qualifications.

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.sok.ks.gov/psp/sokhrprdcg/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=203907&PostingSeq=1 Learn more about Kansas Department of Corrections: https://www.doc.ks.gov or check out other postings at: https://jobs.sok.ks.gov.