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KCERA Senior Accountant
Under direction in the Finance Division, plans, organizes, and reviews the financial reporting of the Kern County Employees’ Retirement Association (KCERA); implements procedures; reviews and reconciles retirement payroll, including retiree deductions; performs complex accounting and auditing duties requiring preparation and interpretation of financial statements and reports; serves as liaison to other departments and retirement/payroll business partners; and performs related duties as assigned.

All interested candidates should apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kernco/classspecs/1453631
Position: KCERA Senior Accountant
Organization: Kern County Employees' Retirement Association
Location: Bakersfield,  CA 
United States
Salary: 71,208 - 85,104 annually
Posting Start Date: 5/10/2022
Date Posted: 5/13/2022

Education and experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of qualifying education and experience includes:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Business Administration, or related field. If the major has been in a field other than accounting, at least 15 semester units or 25 quarter units of college level accounting courses must have been completed OR evidence of having passed all four (4) parts of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant examination OR possession of a Certified Public Accountant certificate will satisfy this requirement, AND four (4) years of progressively responsible full-time professional level accounting and/or auditing experience OR two (2) years of experience at a level equivalent to KCERA Accountant.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of financial management, and control mechanisms; the County Employees’ Retirement Law of 1937; organizational development; Principles of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standard Board (GASB) principles and changes; financial and operational auditing standards and techniques; preparation of financial statements, notes, and supplementary schedules; preparation of bank and securities reconciliations; State and Federal taxation and payroll laws; preparation of Federal and State tax reports; actuarial principles and concepts; Investment products, services, and guidelines; budget preparation and monitoring

Ability to: Interpret federal and state laws and regulations; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; effectively manage and supervise financial operations; manage, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate budget and other financial activities; prepare complex financial reports; analyze and interpret applicable Federal and State laws, codes, and regulations; supervise and train assigned staff; establish priorities, analyze problems and work well under pressure; perform complex mathematical and statistical calculations accurately; develop and maintain positive working relationships with trustees, consultants, investment managers, plan participants and other stakeholders; analyze and interpret investment manager statements and related reports.

Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and other related financial software and advanced proficiency with Excel.

Status: This listing expires on: 6/12/2022
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Organization Information
Kern County Employees' Retirement Association
11125 River Run Boulevard

Bakersfield,  CA 93311
United States
(661) 381-7700
Aimee Morton


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