As Chief Financial Officer for San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA), Julie Underwood oversees SBCERA’s financial operations, including preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, annual budget, collection of all retirement contributions, disbursement of benefits, tax, trust and treasury functions, investment accounting, and the annual financial statement audit. Ms. Underwood also spearheads the development and implementation of all accounting procedures and controls.
Previously, Ms. Underwood held various and progressively responsible accounting and tax positions with the Superior Court of California County of San Bernardino, and public accounting firms, including Ernst & Young. Ms. Underwood earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California State University, San Bernardino. She is also licensed by the State of California as a Certified Public Accountant, is a member of various professional organizations, and volunteers as a reviewer on the Special Review Committee for the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program.