Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer
Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System
 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Job Description

PSERS, a $72.5 billion public pension fund located in Harrisburg, is searching for a Chief Financial Officer. PSERS is the 16th largest state-sponsored public defined benefit pension plan in the nation serving over 517,000 members. This is an exciting opportunity to join a new executive team that has been leading PSERS through transition and organizational change. The CFO position is open due to the current CFO’s upcoming retirement.

PSERS is a governmental, cost-sharing, multiple-employer defined benefit plan to which most members and employers contribute. They also administers a defined contribution plan and two postemployment healthcare programs. A quasi-independent agency of the Commonwealth, PSERS is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees.

The CFO reports to the Executive Director and is the central point of responsibility and accountability for the Office of Financial Management. Managing a team of 45, the CFO’s primary responsibility is to manage all financial operations, which includes the pension, two postemployment healthcare plans, and the defined contribution plan.

A strategic financial leader with a strong understanding of public sector finance (e.g., GASB, financial reporting, investment accounting, actuarial funding concepts) is desired. A bachelor’s degree, a minimum of ten years of relevant experience, seven years in a senior management position are required. The CFO position is exempt and an “at will” employee and must maintain permanent Pennsylvania residency.

For additional information, including all requirements and preferences, contact Hudepohl & Associates, or (614) 854-7300.

PSERS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.