The San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA) is a cost sharing, multiple employer public employee retirement system serving over 40,000 members and retirees. Retirement, disability, death and survivor benefits are provided for qualified employees of 18 active plan sponsors and three withdrawn employers.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the fiscal oversight of the Association’s pension plan. He/She ensures that SBCERA is in compliance with state and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards; develops and implements financial and operational controls; and oversees the organization’s accounting division. This person also forecasts and manages the Association’s cash flow needs and ensures that retirement processes are correct, calculations are accurate, and operations are efficient. Finally, the CFO establishes policies and procedures for the areas he/she oversees; supervises preparation of SCERS’s annual financial statements and periodic actuarial valuation reports; and acts as the principal point of contact between SBCERA, its financial auditors, and its actuarial consultants.
SBCERA is seeking a confident and inspiring leader with strong moral principles — honesty, integrity and ethics — to be its next CFO. This individual will exhibit a participative and collaborative work style, be adaptable and flexible, and have effective organizational change management skills. He/She will also enjoy being a cross-functional leader and hands-on contributor to the organization’s success. To flourish in this position, the CFO must have excellent financial, organizational, analytical, and communications skills as well as an unwavering commitment to implementing best practices. To lead the organization to the next level, this person will assess current operations and staffing; encourage employees to contribute ideas for improving customer service; and lead process improvements to provide retirement security for the members of the Association who have devoted their lives to serving the community. Finally, the successful candidate will have a positive professional demeanor, the talent to motivate and engage staff, the ability to deal with performance issues firmly and kindly, and a good sense of humor.
Requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in finance, accounting, business, economics, or mathematics AND at least five years of increasingly responsible administrative experience involving financial management. Prior executive level leadership experience in a public pension system is highly desirable. Previous exposure to work in a unionized work environment will be also an asset. Individuals with the required work experience and a CPA license, MBA degree, or CPFO certification will be especially competitive.
The best qualified candidates will have:
Salary Range: $159,617.80 to $235,261.04 per year, DOQ. SBCERA also provides an excellent benefits package to its employees.