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Administrative Accounts Payable Lead & Investment Liaison
The CalSTRS Accounting Division is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as an Administrative Accounts Payable Lead & Investment Liaison, (Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) on the Disbursements/Administration Accounts Payable Team.

The Operational Accounting Division is comprised of three units: Billings and Collections, Disbursements and Taxes, and Contributions. These areas focus on accounting for CalSTRS “cash collection” cycle; “procure to pay” cycle, “disbursement” cycle (specifically timely distribution of retirement checks as well as issuing member refunds), as well as accounting for contribution activities.

Administrative Accounts Payable Unit manages travel payments, vendor disbursements and employee advances. Also reconciles and posts inter-agencies charges.

Under the general direction of the Accounting Administrator I Supervisor, the Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) independently performs the more difficult accounting duties which require thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures, understanding related laws, rules and regulations; governmental accounting, budgeting, principles of policy formulation, the uniform accounting system, and principles and/or business processes of business management within the Administrative Accounts Payable Unit (AAPU). The Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) must analyze complex general ledger payable accounts and expense accounts in the BusinessDirect (BD) (aka SAP) trial balances, as well as accounting/budgetary reports. In addition, the incumbent researches, recommends and implements appropriate accounting and business processes and treatments. Serves as the lead on payable operations and assist with training other, less seasoned accounting personnel. This position acts as the liaison for the Investments Branch to assure travel and disbursements are accurate and paid in a timely manner.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills: 
  • Experience in procurement and invoice processing in Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing (SAP)
  • Experience with Office Revolving Fund Reconciliations
  • Conceptual skills in analyzing complex and sensitive issues to effectively arrive at a reasonable solution.
  • Experience as lead over project teams that have been involved with system implementation or continuous business process improvements.
  • Detailed-oriented and analytically minded.
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and oral presentation
  • Ability to meet the challenge of working in a fast paced and continuously changing work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Self-starter with positive attitude and work ethic
Every 12 months, based on performance evaluation, employees may receive a 5% salary increase until they reach the maximum salary for the position.

Telework Information:
We offer a hybrid approach including in-office and remote work solutions with staff working on-site at our Headquarters in West Sacramento 2 days per week.

Does this opportunity seem right for you? If so, see the Application Instructions section below and apply now.
You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.


Working Conditions

All staff of CalSTRS are employees of the State of California and subject to California employment taxes and withholdings. Upon appointment, staff are required to provide a current California address to CalSTRS Human Resources to be used as a remote work location.
This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without the need for visa sponsorship by the start date of employment with CalSTRS.
Position: Administrative Accounts Payable Lead & Investment Liaison
Organization: CalSTRS
Location: West Sacramento,  CA 
United States
Salary: $66,216 to $82,884 per year
Posting Start Date: 8/25/2023
Date Posted: 8/25/2023

Special Requirements:

This position requires a current Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) Exam. If you need to take the exam or if your score has expired, click here to gain list eligibility.

Background Investigation

Prior to employment with CalSTRS, a background investigation (BI) will be conducted. The BI consists of a Personal History Statement and fingerprinting through the Department of Justice. The BI will check criminal and civil records and, if applicable, verify education and check driving records.

CalSTRS Disclosure Requirements 

This position may be subject to disclosure and disqualification requirements concerning economic conflict of interest in government work, including the Conflict of Interest Code that applies to CalSTRS team members and the Political Reform Act, which require disclosure of certain investment information and use of a designated trading platform for securities transactions, as well as filing a Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700).

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
Final Filing Date: 9/11/2023Who May Apply
Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
 Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).
How To Apply
Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:
Address for Mailing Application Packages
You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:
State Teachers' Retirement System
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 15275, MS 31
SacramentoCA 95851-0275
Address for Drop-Off Application Packages
You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:
State Teachers' Retirement System
CalSTRS, Attn: Recruitment
100 Waterfront Place
West SacramentoCA 95605
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Required Application Package Documents
The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
Status: This listing expires on: 10/24/2023
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West Sacramento,  CA 95851
United States