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Chief Financial Officer (MCERA)

Company: Careers In Government
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management

  • Salary: $151,444.80 - $184,142.40 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 184142 USD Annually Job Description ABOUT US

    At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do, and they are proud to tell people "I work for the County of Marin." Discover more about us, our values and our organizational culture here .

    The mission of the Marin County Employees' Retirement Association (MCERA) is to provide superior customer service to members and beneficiaries of the Marin County Employees' Retirement Association through efficient benefits administration and a commitment to integrity and prudent financial management. To learn more


    The Marin County Employees' Retirement Association (MCERA) seeks a dynamic leader with a passion for financial principles and government accounting, along with a strong commitment to public service to assume the position of Chief Financial Officer.

    The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the program outcomes of the financial, accounting, auditing and investment functions for MCERA. The CFO is a key member of MCERA's leadership team and makes programmatic and operational decisions within the department's strategic and regulatory framework. Key issues, priorities and duties for this CFO include:
    • Completion of MCERA's ACFR
    • Review and analysis of workflow distribution and capabilities
    • Integration benefits and accounting systems
    • Analysis of financial, budget and investment related reporting capabilities
    • Management of the department's Accounting Unit
      Application materials will be accepted until 11:59 PM on Monday, June 10th, 2023.


      Our Highly Qualified Candidate has c omprehensive understanding of governmental financial and investment processes, including budgeting techniques, cash flow management, and fiscal analysis. It demands thorough knowledge of relevant codes, laws, regulations, and procedures. The role involves overseeing governmental financial operations, systems, reporting, and record-keeping, as well as understanding the functions of custodial banks. Proficiency in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB) is essential, along with familiarity with applicable computer systems and applications. Strong skills in business correspondence, report writing, data analysis, and statistical sampling are also necessary. The position requires adeptness in administrative principles and practices, such as work organization, planning, employee supervision, and development, as well as leadership, motivation, team building, and conflict resolution. The ability to plan, organize, and manage financial and investment activities and work processes is crucial. The role involves interpreting and applying complex codes, laws, and regulations, establishing and maintaining fiscal records and procedures, and compiling, reviewing, analyzing, and verifying financial data. Additionally, the position requires preparing clear and comprehensive financial and investment statements, advising management on accounting and fiscal matters, and fostering effective working relationships with staff and officials at various government levels. Effective communication skills, both oral and written, are essential for success in this role

      • Principles, practices and methods of governmental financial and investment processes including budgeting procedures and techniques, and cash flow and fiscal analysis.
      • Thorough knowledge of applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations and procedures.
      • Governmental financial operations, systems, reporting and recordkeeping.
      • Functions of a custodial bank.
      • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Basic Principles of Accounting as applied to Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB).
      • Applicable computer systems and applications.
      • Principles and practices of business correspondence and report writing.
      • Data analysis and statistical sampling techniques.
      • Administrative principles and practices including work organization and planning, and employee supervision and development.
      • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.ABILITY TO
        • Plan, organize and manage financial and investment activities and work processes.
        • Understand, interpret, apply and explain complex codes, laws and regulations.
        • Establish and maintain fiscal records and procedures.
        • Compile, research, review, analyze and verify financial data from a variety of resources.
        • Prepare clear and comprehensive financial and investment statements, records and reports.
        • Advise management on accounting and fiscal matters and changes in procedures and practices.
        • Develop and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with staff; and state, local, and federal officials.
        • Plan, assign, manage, review and evaluate the work of professional and administrative staff.
        • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
          Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and skills listed in the class specification. Typically, a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Public or Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or a closely related field and five years of progressively responsible financial or investment experience which includes Governmental Accounting Board (GASB) Standards, ACFR development and lead or supervisory experience. Possession of an appropriate advanced degree, Certified Public Accountant Certificate (CPA) or Chartered Financial Analyst Certificate (CFA) is desirable, as is experience in a 1937 Act agency.


          All applicants will receive email notifications regarding their status in the recruitment process. Please be sure to check your spam settings to allow our emails to reach you. You may also log into your account to view these emails.

          Testing and Eligible List: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates' names will be placed on the eligible list. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active.

          Disaster Service Workers: All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

          Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: If you have questions regarding equal employment opportunities, please contact Roger Crawford, Equal Employment Opportunity Director, at 415-473-2095. If you have questions concerning this position announcement, please contact Dario Aguilar, Human Resources Analyst, at 415-473-6901.

          PLEASE NOTE: The benefits described herein do not apply to temporary (contingent) or to part-time employees that work less than 50%.

          Below are some of the excellent benefits the County offers. More information about our benefits can be found on the Marin County's Benefits Homepage .

          Paid Time Off : Competitive vacation accrual; 12 holidays per year; and generous sick leave accruals. Additional types of paid leaves are available for some bargaining units.

          Health Plan : Choice of four health plans (two Kaiser HMOs, Western Health Advantage HMO,and an Anthem Blue Cross PPO) along with dental through Delta Dental PPO, and vision through Vision Service Plan (VSP). There is a County contribution toward the premiums (the contribution amount varies depending on coverage tier elected such as employee only, employee + 1, employee + family). Plus, the County offers excellent Life Insurance, Disability, Flexible Spending Plans, a Dependent Care Assistance Program, professional development and more.

          Retirement : Defined benefit plan under the County Employees Retirement Act of 1937. More information can be found online at

          IRS 457 Plan : Choice of pre-tax or post-tax (Roth) employee contribution up to the IRS annual maximum.

          Retiree Medical : The County provides access to group health plan coverage to eligible retirees.

          For specific questions regarding the employment process, please contact Human Resources at (415) 473-6104. For additional details about the benefits or retirement, please contact the Benefits Division at (415) 473-2197.

          *IMPORTANT NOTE: Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

          Closing Date/Time: 6/10/2024 11:59 PM Pacific Base Pay 151,444 Job Address San Rafael , California United States View Map Employer: MARIN COUNTY, CA This listing is managed by: About Marin County The County of Marin is a vibrant and thriving organization comprised of 23 agencies and departments with a workforce of approximately 2,400 employees. The County's array of public safety, community development, public works, health and human services, community services and administrative services is governed by the Board of Supervisors, which is made up of an elected representative from each of the five voting districts in this county.This diverse organization strives to uphold a set of core values at work: respect, trust, integrity, diversity, equality, excellence, accountability, innovation, and collaboration. These values keep the organization and its individuals healthy, resulting in successful and sustainable quality service delivery. In addition, the County is committed to being a well-managed organization that relies on the talents of its workforce to succeed.OUR MISSION AS A COUNTY:To provide excellent services that support healthy, safe and sustainable communities; preserve Marin's unique environmental heritage; and encourage meaningful participation in the governance of the County by all.When you're employed in local government the effects of your work are visible all around you. Your work is an integral part of the day-to-day lives of Marin County residents and visitors. From the roads we drive on, to the parks and libraries we visit, to the services we rely on to keep us healthy and safe, County employees contribute directly to the sustained well-being of Marin County's communities.We are motivated to preserve the importance of Equity, Economy, Environment and Education that make our County unique. With over 3000 employees, volunteers and interns across 22 departments, we are a part of the communities we serve. We work with our core values in mind: Integrity, Respect, Diversity, Innovation, Collaboration, and Excellence. These values are not only part of our organization'sstrategic initiatives and goals[PDF] , but they are what unify us in our work across a variety of perspectives and skillsets. Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the job board. Share this job: Other Jobs You May ConsiderAdministration Specialist MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ Job Summary The Mohave County Attorney's Office is currently recruiting for an Admin...CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT 2 State of Nevada Announcement Number: 45513 Open to all qualified persons. Posted 02/23/2024 Recruiter: ...Financial Aid Advising Coordinator Cal State University (CSU) LA Job No: 536804; 4/04/2024 FINANCIAL AID ADVISING COORDINATOR Student Services Profes...

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