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Retirement Accountant
Retirement Accountant

At the North Dakota Retirement and Investment Office (RIO), we are driven by our values of integrity, accountability, and service in fulfillment of our investment and fiduciary responsibilities.

We are seeking a Retirement Accountant to join our dedicated and high-performing team.

As the Retirement Accountant, you will perform the retirement accounting duties within RIO as it administers the Teachers’ Fund for Retirement (TFFR). You will also work closely with the fiscal team as it maintains the accounting and fiscal operations of the agency and its investment portfolio of nearly $20 billion.

To succeed in this role, you will be self-motivated, with strong interpersonal skills, and excellent operational and organizational abilities.

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Summary of Work:
  • Coordinate, process, and post employer accounting reports of retirement service, salary, and contribution payments.
  • Identify, research, and resolve accounting discrepancies in the monthly and year end employer accounting reports.
  • Develop and implement employer reporting and accounting procedures and policies.
  • Participate in the pension accounting system testing, implementation, and training.
  • Perform agency accountant duties including reconciliations between bank statements, general ledger and pension accounting systems as well as assisting in the preparation of monthly financial statements and related reporting.
  • Collaborate with fiscal team to compile and prepare Annual Comprehensive Financial Report as well as coordinating with internal and external auditors.

About RIO:

North Dakota's Retirement and Investment Office (RIO) was established in 1989 to coordinate the activities of the State Investment Board (SIB) and the Teacher's Fund for Retirement (TFFR) as stated in Section 54-52.5-01 of the North Dakota Century Code. While the SIB is the oversight board for RIO, the TFFR Board is responsible for the administration of the TFFR benefits program. 

Our mission is to provide prudent and transparent investment services for our client funds and support North Dakota public school educators with responsible benefit administration.

Our vision is to be recognized as a trusted and innovative provider of investment and pension services.

For more information on RIO’s mission, vision, and values, please visit:

Location: The position is located in Bismarck, ND with an option to telecommute two to three days per week.

About Team ND:
"Far and away the best prize life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." - Theodore Roosevelt
More than 7,500 talented, hard-working people across sixty-three agencies have come together as Team North Dakota. At Team ND, we are driven to succeed through gratitude, humility, curiosity and courage. Our purpose is to empower people, improve lives, and inspire success. Join us in being legendary.
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Application Procedures:

Apply online at Applicants must submit a completed online application, resume, and cover letter by August 28, 2023, to be considered for this position. The cover letter must include a detailed summary of how the applicant meets the qualifications of this position.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. RIO does not offer or provide sponsorships.

A criminal history record check, including fingerprinting, will be conducted on the successful candidate prior to hiring per NDCC 12-60-24.
Position: Retirement Accountant
Organization: ND Retirement & Investment Office
Location: Bismarck,  ND 
United States
Salary: $5,500 - $6,500/month depending on experience.
Posting Start Date: 8/16/2023
Date Posted: 8/16/2023
Requirements To be considered for this role, you must have a bachelor's degree in accounting or a business-related field and two years of professional accounting experience.
Status: This listing expires on: 10/15/2023
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Organization Information
ND Retirement & Investment Office
PO Box 7100

Bismarck,  ND 58507-7100
United States
(701) 328-3357
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