Systems Accountant

Company Name:
Westar Energy

## Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) is
' largest electric utility. For more than a century, we have provided Kansans the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their businesses and homes. Every day our team of professionals takes on projects to generate and deliver electricity, protect the environment and provide excellent service to our nearly 700,000 customers. Westar has 7,100 MW of electric generation capacity fueled by coal, uranium, natural gas, wind and landfill gas. We are also a leader in electric transmission in Kansas. Our innovative customer service programs include mobile-enabled customer care, a smart meter pilot project and paving the way for electric vehicle adoption. Our employees live, volunteer and work in the communities we serve.

JOB TITLE: Systems Accountant
DEPARTMENT: Financial Accounting
LOCATION: Topeka General Office, Topeka, KS
PR1 - $41,200 - $51,500
PR2 - $46,900 - $58,600
PR3 - $53,400 - $66,700
CR2 - $62,200 - $77,800
SP1 - $75,900 - $94,900
Scheduled Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include assisting in maintaining and managing financial information by providing
support for departmental staff as follows:
Research and solve issues related to system configuration, validation and reporting
Develop and write queries using PeopleSoft, PowerPlan and nVision systems for all areas of the Company
Ensure all reporting tools are performing correctly and efficiently
Maintain internal controls for Westar Energy and Wolf Creek financial data within the various reporting systems
Analyze, monitor, run and verify the monthly allocations for Westar Energy
Responsible for the administration of the PeopleSoft Financial System and the various PowerPlan system modules, including coordinating and/or conducting testing of new releases of software and overseeing other new developments
Monitor, analyze, and maintain PeopleSoft workflow for Westar Energy systems, including Accounts Payable, Inventory, Expenses, Purchasing and General Ledger
Serve as the primary control point for user profiles in the PeopleSoft Financial system and as liaison between users of systems and Information Technology
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, including spreadsheets and word processing, is required. Must be able to apply analytical thinking, creative problem solving, and sound reasoning. Must have the ability to handle multiple projects and complete assigned tasks within required time frame. Must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work effectively with others in a team environment. Strong technical skills along with an understanding of fundamental accounting principles and job related experience in PeopleSoft or PowerPlan systems is preferred.
Education and Experience:
The preferred candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Accounting, or Business Administration.
Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing:
Must have a valid driver's license
Working Conditions:
Normal office working environment. Occasionally some additional hours or weekends may be required to meet necessary reporting requirements. Must have a satisfactory work record including good attendance.
Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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