Job Opportunity

Retirement Accounting Manager
San Diego County Employees Retirement Association (SDCERA)

Date Posted:

August 13, 2013


$78,478.40 – $106,225.60
This position offers an excellent benefits package of:
• Employee wellness programs
• Flexible plans for medical, dental, and vision insurance
• Paid leave programs (vacation and sick leave)
• Eleven (11) paid holidays
• Defined benefit pension plan
• Retirement and savings plans
• In-house training opportunities


The San Diego County Employees Retirement Association (SDCERA), an award-winning public pension plan administrator serving more than 37,000 members, is currently recruiting for a Retirement Accounting Manager (official title is Retirement Services Manager – Accounting Option).
The Retirement Accounting Manager ensures the fiscal integrity of all SDCERA accounting systems and functions; coordinates with the Custodian Bank for Investment Management reporting issues; tracks selected expense categories of interest to the Retirement Board and CEO; leads, supervises and directs the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR); prepares annual operating expense budget, financial statements, and other fiscal documents; and assigns projects, monitors performance, and provides evaluations to ensure integrity and quality control of all accounting operations. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) guidelines.


SDCERA seeks candidates with public agency or pension experience and who are results-oriented. The ideal candidate will exhibit a record as a strong manager and be a catalyst to accelerate knowledge and skills of employees as well as engage employees to accomplish common goals. Possession of a California CPA Certificate is desirable.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in business administration, public administration, or other closely related field, AND, five (5) years of extensive staff or line experience in a public agency performing general administrative work in budget preparation, personnel administration, and/or fiscal management, including at least two (2) years of supervisory experience, coaching, developing and evaluating staff.
Note: Qualifying administrative/analytical experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. This experience must have included responsibility for conducting analytical studies and analyses with justifications and recommendations; analyzing, writing, interpreting and implementing policies and procedures; conducting statistical analysis; and analyzing organizational and administrative operations

How To Apply:

To APPLY, use the County’s URL: and search for “Retirement Services Manager – Accounting Option.”
For more information about SDCERA, go to

Final Deadline:

September 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm

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