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Finance and Retirement Services Manager

Company: County of Sonoma
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Bring your accounting and management experience to the County of Sonoma and grow your career in finance. Become a Finance and Retiree Services Manager with the Sonoma County Employees' Retirement Association! Starting salary up to $64.81/hour* ($135,266year) plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month* Sonoma County Employees' Retirement Association (SCERA) is a public employee defined benefit retirement system that was established by the County of Sonoma on January 1, 1946, under the authority of the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937. SCERA is administered by the Board of Retirement to provide retirement, disability, death, and survivor benefits for eligible employees of the County of Sonoma; Sonoma Valley Fire Authority; the Superior Court of California for the County of Sonoma; and other Sonoma County public agencies. As a Finance and Retiree Services Manager, you are trusted with the authority to develop procedures and make decisions as they apply specifically to the Finance and Retiree Services Division and its staff. The division works closely with SCERA's Investments, Member Services and Administrative Divisions, as well as Plan Sponsors and contracted vendors. Managing the Finance and Retiree Services Division of SCERA, you will also be responsible for: Planning, organizing, and coordinating the fiscal activities of the Retirement Association Leading staff in providing exemplary customer service to retirees and beneficiaries Supervising and reviewing accounting, retiree payroll, death benefit processing, and record keeping systems and procedures Assisting in preparation and monitoring of Association budget and requests for budget modifications Managing preparation of annual and quarterly financial statements Developing and implementing policies and procedures for cash management, annual internal and external audit, and managing trust fund reserve accounts Assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of subordinate staff This position reports to the Assistant Chief Executive Officer, and provides direct oversight and supervision of all aspects of the Finance and Retiree Services Division of SCERA, including internal staff and contracted vendors. The ideal candidate will provide not only a supervisory presence, but also strong collaborative leadership that encourages and drives operational/organizational change. The ideal candidate will also possess: Knowledge of governmental or pension accounting practices A strong general accounting background Effective leaderships skills with a collaborative spirit willing to work with and build relationships internally and with external stakeholders Ability to work within the confines of policies and best practices while striving to provide exemplary service to all Propensity to quickly learn proprietary Pension Management Systems, job specific applications and financial, actuarial, and audit institution portals Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP / Great Plains or other similar financial management / general ledger software Ability to communicate complex issues in relatable terms to others Certified Public Accountant Certification highly desirable What We Offer When you join the County of Sonoma, you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better your community. Through experience and the support of management, Accountants gain the skills and abilities needed to advance their career. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including: An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1700 and ongoing education/training opportunities Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment Retirement fully integrated with Social Security May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range You must apply directly to our County of Sonoma website in order to be considered for employment. *Salary is negotiable within the established range and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, visit our website. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Apply by 11/23/21 Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 3 - 5 years Salary: $111,264 - $135,266 Annual Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: County of Sonoma, Santa Rosa , Finance and Retirement Services Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Santa Rosa, California

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