Colorado State Central Collections Services Accounting Manager in Denver, Colorado

Central Collections Services Accounting Manager



Central Collections Services Accounting Manager


$4,200.00 - $6,147.00 Monthly


Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Personnel & Administration

Job Number



12/16/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

Who we are:

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

The Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) provides the infrastructure by which the rest of state government operates. The programs and services provided by DPA are vitally important to the efficient and effective operation of state government. Due to the nature of the Department's business, service to customers is the Department's driving force. The Department's customer base is three fold: DPA serves state agencies, state employees, and the public.

Our values are:

Integrity - Being honest and fair in our work and relationships

Teamwork - Collaborating with and empowering each other to achieve success

Responsiveness - Engaging and following through in a way that promotes respect, energy, creativity, and adaptability

Transparency - Operating with accountability, clarity, and ethics in a way that builds and sustains trust

Service - Being helpful, useful, timely, and efficient in our actions, results, and communications

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference and build greater public confidence in good government, consider joining the dedicated people of the State of Colorado. Our professionals strive to support state government and the citizens of Colorado. Customer service is a key component for every position in state government as is the focus on ideas and ways to redesign the delivery of services in making state government more:

  • Effective. Measure every aspect of government to be sure it's doing what it's supposed to do and to look at outcomes to judge whether our programs are successful.

  • Efficient. Deliver services in ways that are timely and effective including identifying waste and duplication and measure for efficiency.

  • Elegant. Deliver state services in a way that elevates both the state employee and the person receiving state services.

In addition to a great location and rewarding meaningful work, we offer:

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as training opportunities and more

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Paid basic life insurance

  • Short and optional long-term disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

Description of Job

What you will do:

  • Oversee the accounting processes; provides financial assistance, guidance, interpretation and consultation in the daily and on-going financial and program activities.

  • Ensure all processes adhere to GAAP and Department guidelines.

  • Supervises customer services client liaison, private collection agencies liaison, posting and reconciliation accountant, posting technician, and department administrative assistant.

  • Provides training and guidance to appropriate staff regarding accounting and financial matters.

  • Designs, reviews and revises month-end reports, including revenue report, legal report and tax offset.

  • Reviews appropriations and encumbrances to avoid over-expenditures and statutory violations.

  • Creates, audits, and approves accounting transactions reported in CORE.

  • Ensures all billing and payments are recorded in the proper accounting period and manages month end process for Central Collection Services.

  • Gathers, consolidates and batches invoices, purchase authorizations, purchase orders and receivable reports.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Only your on-line application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications and/or substitutions. "See Resume" will not be accepted. You may attach a resume and cover letter to your on-line application.

Part of, or the entire comparative analysis for this position, may involve a review of the information you submit in your on-line application, resume and/or cover letter. Therefore, it is paramount that in the experience portion of your on-line application you describe the extent to which you possess the education, experience outlined in the job announcement as well as the preferred qualifications. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions may affect the assessment of your submittal and prevent you from competing in subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants. Candidates may also be required to pass a pre-employment test as part of the comparative analysis process in order to move on to the next step in the process.

Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in accounting and two years of professional accounting experience.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution which included 27 semester hours of accounting or auditing coursework will substitute for the degree requirement.

Additional appropriate experience will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Current, valid licensure as a CPA by the Colorado Board of Accountancy will substitute for the degree requirement and two years of the professional accounting experience.

Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

Three years in a supervisory role.

Conditions of Employment:

A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges or convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the Department of Personnel & Administration's Human Resources Unit with an official disposition of any charges.


If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Steele by email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.