California State Teachers’ Retirement System

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West Sacramento , CA
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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

California State Teachers’ Retirement System
West Sacramento, CA Full time
Posted on April 8, 2018

Position Details

Job Code #: JC-103307

Position #(s): 815-201-4655-001

Salary: $199,700 - $296,000 with an opportunity to earn an annual performance based award of up to a 30 percent of the annual salary.

Work Location: West Sacramento, CA

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

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Job Description and Duties

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System is seeking to fill its Chief Financial Officer position. The Chief Financial Officer reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for leading mission critical functions including financial and investment accounting and reporting, internal controls, fiscal compliance, treasury and cash management, risk management, budget preparation and fiscal research. The CFO is a key member of CalSTRS Executive Staff and provides expert advice related to the complexities of managing a world-class financial organization, with an investment portfolio valued at over $200 billion dollars. The CFO works as a strategic partner and advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and serves as a financial expert and advisor to the Teachers' Retirement Board. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three years of increasingly responsible experience as a finance leader within a pension system, financial institution, or similar public, private or non-governmental organization, performing financial or investment management duties including planning and directing the work of staff engaged in the management of financial services, and
  • Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in business administration, economics, finance, accounting, or a closely related field.
  • (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)


Preferred or Desirable Qualifications

Acts in a professional manner and demonstrates a high degree of integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior; demonstrates openness and trust; establishes and builds rapport by modeling values-based behaviors; exhibits strong interpersonal and mentoring skills, promotes teamwork and cross-functional collaboration and communication in support of the organization's strategic goals; and promotes a high performance culture where employees are encouraged and enabled to perform to their greatest potential.

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