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Financial Accountant IV (JC-385904)
A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required for this position. Applications received without the SOQ will not be considered. Please scroll down to special requirements to see details.

Telework Information: This position is eligible for hybrid work schedule, with up to two days of remote work and three days or more onsite, per week.

CalPERS seeks a Financial Accountant IV, Supervisor in the Financial Reporting and Accounting Services Division, Financial Reporting Unit.

Under the general direction of the Controller, the Financial Accountant (FA) IV Supervisor has management responsibility for highly specialized CalPERS professionals; plans, organizes the preparation of various monthly reports, quarterly full-accrual financial statements and the annual audited financial statements, State Controller Office GAAP and Legal Basis financial statements, and SCO Local Government Reporting System reports. Coordinates both mid-year and year-end audit activities for accounting with the external auditors; Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) compliant verification and examination services; and manages all accounting activities for public and private market investments. The incumbent will function as the principal advisor to the Controller in support of and administration of the division’s operations and the establishment the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and other financial reports. Position also oversees the functional support team for the financial system.

Education Documents: Please include a copy of your transcript(s) and/or college degree that demonstrates your ability to meet the minimum education requirements.

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Position: Financial Accountant IV (JC-385904)
Organization: California Public Employees Retirement System
Location: Sacramento,  CA 
United States
Salary: $10,600 - $12,037 per Month
Posting Start Date: 10/31/2023
Date Posted: 10/31/2023
Education: Required for all levels.

Either I

Equivalent to graduation from college with a specialization in financial management or a closely related field.


Equivalent to graduation from college with any major which shall include at least 24 semester units in financial accounting, managerial accounting, intermediate accounting, advanced accounting, taxes, cost accounting, auditing, business law, computer applications, or management information systems. Successful completion of the State Fund Accounting Course administered by the Department of Finance, shall receive credit for three semester hours toward the required accounting courses.


Completion of the equivalent of 60 semester units of course work which shall be given by a collegiate-grade residence institution, 36 units which shall include courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, intermediate accounting, advanced accounting, taxes, cost accounting, auditing, business law, computer applications and management information systems. 

Either I

One year of experience in the California state service performing professional, technical, or supervisory duties and applying principles, methods, techniques, and tools related to or in support of accounting, investments, auditing, taxes, risk analysis, financial
systems, research, and/or budget activities in a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to a Financial Accountant III.


Two years in California state service performing the duties of a Financial Accountant II.


Broad and extensive experience, at least seven years, of increasing responsibility in professional accounting, auditing, budgeting, investment operations, financial systems or banking.  Experience may be in a public or private financial institution setting, conducting a variety of financial accounting, investment accounting, or handling complex accounting and financial reporting work.  For at least two years, this responsibility must have been at a level equivalent to supervising staff in the operation of a complex accounting system.  (Qualifying education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis).
Status: This listing expires on: 12/30/2023
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Organization Information
California Public Employees Retirement System

Sacramento,  CA 95811
United States
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