Financial Accountant II

Department/Agency of position: 
State Teachers' Retirement System - CalSTRS, Financial Services Branch
Location of position: 
West Sacramento, CA
$6,605.00 – $8,208.00
Date Posted: 
Monday, April 17, 2017
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2017
Job Description: 

Are you a skilled risk management professional with a background in high finance? Do you enjoy identifying risks and influencing the ways in which they are mitigated and managed from an organizational perspective?

The CalSTRS Financial Services Branch is seeking a risk management professional to work on a highly specialized team as Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Specialist in the Quality Assurance & Business Support Division. The Financial Services Branch provides financial and business process planning; financial, cost and operational accounting; and budget, performance and operational financial results reporting.

Quality Assurance and Business Support supports enterprise risk management, enterprise resource planning, system monitoring, maintenance, enhancement and organization- wide business process improvement efforts; supports the development update and testing of branch policies, procedures and other controls; and tests benefit payments and contribution revenue quality.

The Risk, Compliance and Quality Assurance unit coordinates enterprise risk management activities; manages the enterprise resource planning system access; supports the development update and testing of branch policies, procedures and other controls; and tests benefit payments and contribution revenue quality.

Under the general supervision of the ERM Risk Manager, the ERM Specialist performs technical and professional accounting activities related to the development, implementation and maintenance of the ERM framework with an emphasis on Investment-related concepts, laws and regulations. The ERM Specialist collaborates with the coordination, management and enhancement of the ERM program for all CalSTRS business areas. This includes providing communication and facilitating meetings to the Risk Champion’s Network and preparing monthly dashboards and reports for Division Directors and Branch Executives. The ERM Specialist contributes to the development of the Risk Awareness and Internal Control training and delivers this training as needed.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

•At least two-years of finance-specific risk management experience in Banking, Investments or Insurance •Exceptional communication skills with the ability to present and explain complex concepts •Strong interpersonal, collaboration and influencing skills •The ability to effectively present to all levels of stakeholders, including ERM Champions, Division Directors and Executives.

Does this opportunity seem right for you? If so, see the Application Instructions sections below and apply now. When applying for this position, please note on your application: Position: #815-201-4192-905 (RPA #1177) Working Title: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Specialist. •If education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications, please submit a copy of your transcripts/degree. •If you are applying for multiple positions, you must complete and submit an STD. 678 application for each position separately. •Candidate may be selected by application packet review only. •Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment.