Retirement Associate Accountant

Department/Agency of position: 
County of San Diego (SDCERA)
Location of position: 
San Diego, CA
$47,195.20 - $63,710.40
Date Posted: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
Closing Date: 
Monday, September 3, 2018
Job Description: 

Are you detail-oriented, have a working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, analytical, and proficient with Microsoft Excel?

The San Diego County Employees Retirement Association (SDCERA) has a current opening for Retirement Associate Accountant.

The Retirement Associate Accountant is responsible for performing professional accounting work in analyzing and processing journal entries, preparing reconciliations, analyzing financial and accounting statements, preparing financial and tax schedules and reports, and performing statistical analysis.

The ideal candidate will have the following: the ability to apply analytical skills to new situations, experience applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, experience preparing and documenting reconciliations, experience preparing and executing wires with an understanding of associated deadlines, a general understanding of investments, experience with investment portfolios and trust funds, proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, basic proficiency with Oracle functions (preparing DARTS and running reports), have initiative, enjoy continuous learning, be supportive of change, and demonstrate ethical behavior.

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Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in accounting or a closely related field.

Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) certificate will be considered as meeting the education requirement and is highly desirable.

Note: For your education to be considered, you must attach a copy of your degree, transcripts, and/or foreign equivalency report to your application. Required attachments submitted on or after February 29, 2008 do not need to be resubmitted. Please submit only the documents required.


Qualified candidates will be placed on a (12) twelve month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation contained on their employment and supplemental applications. Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application questionnaire will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

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