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The Corporate Planning Unit of Financial Planning & Analysis Department has an immediate opening for a Corporate Planning Analyst in San Francisco. Under the general direction of the Corporate Planning Manager, the incumbent will:
•Independently perform complex, sensitive, and critical assignments and projects related to the State Fund’s Corporate Planning processes. The incumbent will perform technical support of the planning tool, and served as a liaison between Information Technology and Budgeting's monthly load processes.
•Analyze, recommend, and implement financial systems or enhancements.
•Develop processes, operating procedures, and corporate policies as related and applicable to State Fund’s Corporate Planning.
•Act as primary source of technical knowledge and trainer on strategic planning, budgeting, accounting and operational systems supporting State Fund’s Corporate Planning, including as a liaison between Corporate Planning and Information Technology.
In all aspects of the performance of these duties, the incumbent will:
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships and uphold principles of integrity in the workplace.
•Provide quality customer service in a timely manner:
•Take “ownership” of each customer contact to address needs and endeavor to meet State Fund’s objectives.
•Help in the retention of all State Fund customers as appropriate.
•Follow State Fund’s Equal Employment Opportunity principles.
•Maintain a safe work environment.
•Defend State Fund against fraudulent activities.
•Maintain regular and predictable attendance and/or communication availability during working hours.
The ideal candidate should have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
•Working knowledge of accounting principles and procedures.
•Working knowledge of State Fund’s fiscal corporate policies, guidelines and procedures.
•Working knowledge of State Fund’s organizational structure and its functions as well as the interfaces and system processes.
•Working knowledge of State Fund’s planning and budget processes, including financial and operational/business processes, i.e. policy/premiums, claims/losses, legal, information technology, investments and operating expenses.
•Working in Excel, Power Point, Word and BPC planning tool.
•Working knowledge of Statutory and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Procedures.
•Working knowledge of the State of California’s organizational structure and its functions, specifically of those agencies that State Fund interfaces with such as the State Controller, State Treasurer, Department of Finance, and the Department of Insurance.
•Working knowledge of State Fund’s financial and other systems, such as Oracle AP/HR/Fixed Assets Module, GL:Millennium, DB2, banking system, and policy and claims systems.
•Working knowledge of the business of workers compensation insurance.
•Skill to direct the application of Accounting Principles and Practices to ensure compliance with Statutory and GAAP Accounting standards.
•Skill to communicate effectively one-on-one and in groups to effectively achieve business goals.
•Skill to present and provide supporting documentation for research findings and results at the appropriate level of complexity given the intended audience.
•Ability to acquire, comprehend, apply and maintain working knowledge of the entire State Fund accounting process, and current office practices and procedures.
•Ability to develop and conduct training.
Minimum qualifications for this classification include equivalent to graduation from college, with specialization in accounting; or completion of either: (a) A prescribed professional accounting curriculum given by a residence or correspondence school of accountancy, including courses in elementary and advanced accounting, auditing, and cost accounting; and business law; or (b) The equivalent of 16 semester hours of professional accounting courses given by a collegiate-grade residence institution, including courses in elementary and advanced accounting, auditing, and cost accounting; and three semester hours of business law.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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