BusinessDirect System Specialist , (Financial Accountant I)
The CalSTRS Enterprise Risk & Financial System Support Division is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Financial Accountant I on the BusinessDirect System Support Team.
Enterprise Compliance Services promotes further awareness of CalSTRS compliance requirements and ethical standards through collaboration, communication, and coordination.The BusinessDirect System Support (BDSS) Unit provides functional and technical support to all business users of CalSTRS’ Enterprise Resource Planning System, an SAP solution internally called BusinessDirect (BD), and CalSTRS’ Travel and Expense Management System, SAP Concur, as well as other financial systems; manages the complete lifecycle of the implementation of fixes and enhancements to those financial systems, including analysis, solution recommendations, requirements gathering, functional design specifications, testing and production releases; ensures financial systems are meeting the needs of the organization through system maintenance, interface monitoring, transaction management and streamlined reporting.
Under the general supervision of the BusinessDirect Operations Supervisor, the BusinessDirect System Specialist performs technical and professional financial and investment accounting activities for the BusinessDirect System Support (BDSS) unit. The Specialist provides business, technical, and fiscal support to users of the CalSTRS Enterprise Resource Planning system, a SAP solution internally called BusinessDirect (BD). The incumbent works with professional staff from multiple branches and business areas to research, analyze and design business process work flows and improvements, system modifications, and procedure and policy development pertaining to BD. The incumbent is also required to possess skills, abilities, and knowledge of system functionalities, fiscal operational structures, cross-functional impacts, GAAP, GASB, FASB, investment accounting, tax reporting and research analysis to provide exceptional service to the business areas supported by the BDSS team. The role of the BusinessDirect System Specialist is critical to ensuring the accuracy of the financial and investment accounting results generated by the system, as the risk of error can be substantial with respect to CalSTRS operational efficiency, effectiveness, and financial reporting.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups, both orally and in writing.
Experience working with SAP (or another similar ERP system).
Experience with budgets and/or procurement.
Experience developing and executing test scripts for system enhancements.
Experience implementing systems or system enhancements.
Experience acting as a support analyst / providing system support to others.
Every 12 months, based on performance evaluation, employees may receive a 5% salary increase until they reach the maximum salary for the position.
This position may supervise staff in the future.
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.
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.
Link to Apply: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=403812 ( Copy and Past the Link to your browser).
BusinessDirect System Specialist , (Financial Accountant I)
||California State Teachers Retirement System
||West Sacramento, CA
||$82,680 to $102,708
|Posting Start Date:
This position requires a current Financial Accountant I Exam. If you need to take the exam or if your score has expired, click here to gain list eligibility.
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).
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.
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: 12/8/2023
Who 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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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
P.O. Box 15275, MS 31
Sacramento, CA 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 Sacramento, CA 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:
CalSTRS offers a competitive pay schedule and a work-life-balance for all its employees. The State of California provides comprehensive benefits packages determined by the employee’s bargaining unit and conditions of employment. Some benefits include:
- Alternative work schedules
- Flexible work hours
- Remote work options
- Medical benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance
- Paid holidays and a defined benefit retirement program
- More than four weeks of vacation/sick leave for leaders
- More than three weeks of vacation/sick leave for staff
- Health insurance in retirement
- Employee Assistance Program
- Loan forgiveness under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
For the latest information on the benefits offered by the state of California, explore the Health Benefits Summary provided by CalHR.
- Electronic applications through your CalCareer account are highly recommended. If you are unable to apply electronically through your CalCareer account, please mail or drop off a hard copy of your application packet. Please provide the following information on your application: 815-201-4191-004, RPA: 7025, JC-403812
- If education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications, please submit a copy of your transcripts/degree.
- Training and development (T&D) assignments may be considered for this position. If you are applying as a T&D, please indicate this in the eligibility section of your application.
- Candidate may be selected by application packet review only.
- Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment.
- Submission of an incomplete std.678 may result in disqualification.
All civil service positions have salary ranges with minimum and maximum pay rates. Typically, employees who are new to civil service are appointed at the minimum rate of the salary range for the position. Special provisions for appointments above the minimum exist to meet special recruitment needs and to accommodate employees who transfer into a position from another civil service position and are already receiving salaries above the minimum.
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.
||This listing expires on: 1/20/2024