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Accounting Officer Principal - Job ID 68099
Accounting Officer Principal
The Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) is a lifetime income, cost-sharing retirement plan for Minnesota public employees.
We serve over 440,000 current and former public employees from 2,100 governmental agencies and pay monthly benefits to more than 125,000 retirees, disabled members, and survivors of deceased members. Our 170,000 active members are social workers, firefighters, nurses, police officers, correctional officers, snowplow drivers, attorneys, and paraprofessionals. The services they provide and the work they do make our communities better.
About the Opportunity:
This position exists to assist in preparing, analyzing, and monitoring the financial status of the organization including maintaining the agency's general ledger records.  In addition, this position provides PERA management with accurate and timely information, prepares the monthly financial statements, identifies and implements new accounting standards, coordinates the preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, and prepares GASB 68 reports for employers.
As a principal accountant in a small team of accountants, this position does general accounting of the highest degree of complexity and importance for the Agency.  This position requires effective verbal and written communications with PERA Staff and with personnel from other state agencies and local units of government. 
This position will primarily be telework with the occasional need to be on site and in office as scheduled. Office is located in St. Paul, MN.

Job Posting Number: 68099
Posting Dates: 08/01/2023 - 08/14/2023
Wage: $28.96 - $42.67/hour - $60,468.00 - $89,095.00/annual

Position: Accounting Officer Principal - Job ID 68099
Organization: Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association
Location: St. Paul,  MN 
United States
Salary: $60,468 - $89,095/annually
Posting Start Date: 8/2/2023
Date Posted: 8/2/2023
Requirements **Four (4) Years of demonstrated professional level accounting experience
**A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or Finance may substitute for one (1) year of experience. 
Experience and education must clearly demonstrate:
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Ability to prepare, analyze, and interpret complex accounting records and reports, recognize discrepancies and implement solutions
  • Advanced interpersonal and human relations skills sufficient to communicate accounting concepts and standards                      
  • Advanced skills with spreadsheet and database tools such as Excel, Access, Workiva or similar applications in order to prepare and analyze financial data
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to exercise sound judgment in making decisions. 
  • Organizational skills sufficient to manage multiple priorities and meet strict deadlines
Status: This listing expires on: 10/1/2023
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Organization Information
Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association
60 Empire Drive, Suite 200

St. Paul,  MN 55103
United States
Robin Gilmer