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Investment Accounts Payable Specialist

Company: State of California
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Posting: Investment Accounts Payable Specialist Public Employees Retirement System JC-240853 - Investment Accounts Payable Specialist
ACCOUNTING OFFICER (SPECIALIST) Final Filing Date: 4/15/2021 Application Methods: Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account) By Mail Drop-off Our Financial Reporting and Accounting Services Division is currently seeking two Accounting Officer, Specialists to provide professional accounting tasks requiring knowledge of general accounting principles and practices to support the Investment Accounts Payable Unit.

Duties include but are not limited to:
The incumbent accurately and timely processes and/or approves investment related expenses using PeopleSoft Financial System (PeopleSoft) and the State Street Bank Cash Manager wire system. Serves as a liaison with FINO's Budget Section, Operations Support Services Division (OSSD), and various program divisions to answer general process questions or specific payment inquiries with respect to investment related expenses. Analyzes the Investment Expense Budget contracts and purchase orders for funding availability and completeness. Reconciles, monitors, and analyzes all accounting activity for the Member Home Loan and Commercial Loan programs on a monthly basis. Prepares the monthly Investment Expense Cost Allocation.

List Eligibility
You will need to take and pass an examination for the Accounting Officer (Specialist) classification to establish list eligibility prior to job offer. Please click here --for more information.

Education Documents
A copy of unofficial transcript(s) and/or college degree that demonstrates your ability to meet the minimum education requirements MUST BE included with your application packet to be considered for an interview. Official Transcripts are required upon FINAL eligibility checks, if needed You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement . Minimum Requirements You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

  • ACCOUNTING OFFICER (SPECIALIST) The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is the nation's largest public pension fund in providing retirement and health benefits to public employees, retirees, and their families and employers. Headquartered in downtown Sacramento, we are a destination employer within Northern California. CalPERS is family friendly and situated in close proximity to the Napa Valley, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and other desirable destinations. CalPERS offers benefit packages, competitive salary, and opportunities for advancement. Join an organization with an international reputation for leadership and innovation. If you are interested in becoming part of a diverse and inclusive workforce where talent, experience, and expertise are valued, CalPERS invites you to apply for this employment opportunity.

    To take a look at CalPERS as a destination employer click here .

    Please let us know how you heard about our position by taking this brief survey Special Requirements Statement of Qualifications
    Please provide a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for the hiring manager's review. Applications received without a SOQ or a SOQ not properly formatted will not be considered. The SOQ will be considered the first interview for this position.

    When completing the Statement of Qualifications, please title the page "Statement of Qualifications" and include all relevant experience, education, and training for each question below and explain your answers thoroughly. A narrative response that does not address the specific questions below will not be considered.

    When responding to each question, please include:
    • Places of employment;
    • Pertinent dates; and
    • Relevant duties performed. If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely. A notation or reference to other materials such as a resume or the application will not be considered. Incomplete or missing responses to the information responses will negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications.

      The SOQ must be typed and not more than four pages in length and in ARIAL 12-point font. Include your full name and JC # on the SOQ. You must number and write out each question followed by your response to the following prompts:
    • Your knowledge and experience if any, processing administrative or investment accounts payable and capital calls; general ledger account reconciliation; purchase order/contract review and approvals; DVBE and MISC 1099 reporting. Please include the type of administrative or investment expenses, financial data, reports, and accounting and any custodial bank systems used.
    • Your knowledge and experience if any, with the State Administrative Manual (SAM) and the State of California rules, regulations, codes, and laws pertaining to Accounts Payable and Contracting practices.
    • Past experience identifying and addressing deficiencies, streamlining workflow processes for improvements/efficiencies, developing policies and procedures and implementing new policies or procedures adopted.
    • Describe a time when you became aware of a potential problem and resolved it before it became an issue.
    • Give an example of when you completed a difficult task that made you work harder than normal.
    • On a scale from 1-5 (5 being the highest) rate your skillset with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PeopleSoft Financials (or other similar accounting software programs). Please describe your experience and/or give examples that support your rating. Please upload your SOQ along with your online job application. Applications received without a SOQ or a SOQ not properly formatted will not be considered.

      Live Scan
      Candidates new to CalPERS are required to submit to a criminal history review process utilizing Live Scan fingerprinting.

      CalPERS Disclosure Requirements
      If employed, you may be subject to rules imposed by Personal Trading Regulations and Conflict of Interest Code that apply to CalPERS employees, which require disclosure of certain investment information and use of a designated trading platform for securities transactions, as well as filing a Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700) .

      Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020)
      Effective July 1, 2020, in response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) implemented the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020). PLP 2020 directs that each full-time employee will continue to work their assigned work schedule and shall receive a 9.23 percent reduction in pay in exchange for 16 hours PLP 2020 leave credits, monthly. For additional information regarding this, please see the Human Resources Manual Section 2113 regarding the PLP 2020 program. Application Instructions Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application. Final Filing Date: 4/15/2021 Who May Apply Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

      Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s). How To Apply Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:
      Address for Mailing Application PackagesYou may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to: Public Employees Retirement System Attn: JC-240853/LL Human Resources Division P. O. Box 942718 Sacramento , CA 94229-2718 Address for Drop-Off Application PackagesYou may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at: Public Employees Retirement System Public Employees' Retirement System Human Resources Division 400 Q Street, LPN, 3rd Floor, Room 3260 Sacramento , CA 95811 JC-240853/LL 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM Required Application Package Documents The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
      • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
      • Degree and/or School Transcripts
      • Statement of Qualifications - Please provide a Statement of Qualification for the hiring manager's review. Applications received without the Statement of Qualification or with a Statement of Qualifications not properly formatted WILL NOT be considered. Please view the Statement of Qualification in the Special Requirements section. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting. CalPERS employees are eligible for a number of benefits. Health benefits and leave programs are available for most permanent, full-time employees and some permanent, part- time employees. Benefit eligibility may depend on length of service and may be subject to collective bargaining agreements, which are contracts negotiated between the State of California and employee organizations that define employees' wages, hours, and conditions of employment.

        Some added benefits CalPERS offers include:
        • Alternate Work Schedules
        • Flexible Work Hours
        • Independently run child care facility
        • Walking distance to nearby restaurants For more details about employee benefits, visit the California Department of Human Resources website. General State Employment Benefits and ProtectionsClick here to view more information about the outstanding benefits offered to State employees. Contact Information The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process. Hiring Unit Contact:
          LaRiesha Simmons
 Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office. EEO Contact:
          CalPERS EEO
          (916) 795-3675
 California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice)TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device. Additional Application Information Electronic applications through your CalCareer account are highly recommended. If you are unable to apply electronically through your CalCareer account, please mail or drop off a hard copy of your application packet to the following address:

          Public Employees' Retirement System
          Human Resources Division - JC-240853/VL
          400 Q Street, LPN, Room 3260
          Sacramento, CA 95811 Equal Opportunity Employer The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation. It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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