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  • Job Posting closes:  Open until filled.

  • Required documents uploaded by:  When application is submitted.

Agency Information:  

In November of 1986, 64 percent of Kansas voters approved a constitutional amendment authorizing the creation of a state lottery.  The Kansas Legislature passed the "Kansas Lottery Act" in 1987, and the Kansas Lottery was established. The mission of the Kansas Lottery is to produce the maximum amount of revenue possible for the State of Kansas while ensuring the integrity of all games. 

The Kansas Lottery sells $1, $2, $3, $5, $10, $20 and $30 scratch tickets and $1 and $2 instant pull tab games. In addition, Kansas Lottery players enjoy Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto America, Lucky for Life, Super Kansas Cash, Pick 3, 2by2, Keno, Racetrax, and Holiday Millionaire Raffle draw games. Kansas Lottery products are sold at approximately 1,750 retail locations.

The Kansas Expanded Lottery Act, enacted in 2007, authorized the Kansas Lottery to be the owner/operator of casino gaming in four Kansas gaming zones.  Boot Hill Casino & Resort in Dodge City; Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane; Hollywood Casino at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City; and the Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel in Pittsburg.

The Kansas Lottery employs people in many different backgrounds/positions such as marketing, finance, security, sales and IT.  The Kansas Lottery is a place where you can dream big. Come and join our winning team!

About the Position

  • Who can apply: 

  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified

  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

  • Eligible to Receive Benefits:   Benefits Eligible

  • Veterans' Preference Eligible: 

  • Search Keywords: Accountant, CPA, accounting, budget, fiscal

Compensation: $60,000-$70,000

* Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.

Employment Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage

  • Sick & Vacation leave

  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave

  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)

  • Fitness Centers in select locations

  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program

  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

Visit the Employee Benefits page for more information…

Position Summary & Responsibilities

Position Summary:  This is a professional accounting position responsible for the supervision of the Accounting operation for the state Lottery.  Work includes assisting and advising the Director of Finance on all accounting related matters of the accounting section.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:  

  • Responsible for consulting with the Director of Finance on all fiscal matters concerning accounting for the state Lottery.
  • Directs and participates in the planning, developing, and maintaining the fiscal operation for the state Lottery.
  • Ensure procedures comply with the State of Kansas regulations and Kansas Lottery procedures.
  • Provide technical knowledge on Governmental and GAAP Basis Accounting.
  • Prepare and review financial reports
  • Coordinate and prepare the W-2G's for prize winners and 1099's for lottery retailers.
  • Budget tracking and reports.
  • Plans, assigns, and evaluates the work of subordinate staff.
  • Responsible for all operations of the Fund Accounting Section. 
  • Other duties and assigned.

View Position Description here.

Position is located at the Lottery Headquarters in Topeka, KS.  Possibility of remote work once probationary period has ended.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting preferred.  CPA preferred.
  • Two years of experience professional accounting/auditing and/or education in accounting/auditing.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles(GAAP), practices and standards
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting and fiscal administration preferred.
  • Ability to plan and direct a program of accounting, fiscal services, and controls
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of budget and procurement practices and procedures

Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements:  

  • Must pass a security background clearance prior to hire and is subject to periodic updates.
  • Subject to tax clearance upon hire and is subject to periodic updates.
  • Employees of the Kansas Lottery and designated family and household members are subject to the provisions of the Kansas Lottery Act, K.S.A. 74-8701 et seq., and the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act, K.S.A. 74-8733 et seq.
  • Must complete Form I-9 upon hire and update and/or re-verify as required.
  • By law, any person who holds or has held a license with the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission may not be employed by the Kansas Lottery within five years after last holding license.

Recruiter Contact Information

  • Name:  Jayme Carpenter

  • Emailjayme.carpenter@kslottery.net

  • Phone:  785-296-5726

  • Mailing Address:   128 N. Kansas Ave.  Topeka, KS 66603

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  • Complete or update your contact information on the Careers> My Contact Information page. *This information is included on all your job applications.

  • Upload required documents listed below for the Careers> My Job Applications page. *This information is included on all your job applications.

  • Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and Submit when it is complete.

    • Manage your draft and submitted applications on the Careers> My Job Applications page.

  • Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.

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Required Documents for this Application to be Complete

Upload these on the Careers - My Job Applications page

  • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)

Upload these on the Attachments step in your Job Application

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

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How to Claim Veterans Preference

Veterans' Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.

Learn more about claiming Veteran’s Preference

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the agency recruiter.