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Controller

Sitka Tribe of Alaska Sitka ,AK
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: Sitka Tribe of Alaska Job Description Controller Exempt: Yes Benefits: Yes SUMMARY: The Controller is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the complete financial function for Sitka Tribe of Alaska as directed by the Finance Director. The Controller supervises the finance staff. Department management requires that the Controller work closely with finance staff to provide accounting services to the Tribe and departments within STA. To successfully execute the job, the individual must adequately perform all duties and responsibilities below. The selected candidate must be willing to live in Sitka and will have the opportunity to step in the role of the Finance Director after a period of time, dependent on suitability or fitness to assume that role. II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES: General Responsibilities:Plan, organize, direct, and supervise the Finance staff and oversee the accounting system, fixed assets, general ledger, customer billing, collection, and payrollApprove and authorize the recording of fixed assets: transfers, additions, and deletionsApprove and authorize the recording of General Ledger activitiesMaintain and control the STA Chart of AccountsImplement, monitor, and maintain internal controlsOversee disbursement of all funds in the absence of the Finance DirectorMaintain journal entry filesConduct periodic reconciliation of balance sheet accounts as directed by Finance DirectorCross-train on A/R, A/P, and payrollEnsure the STA Procurement policy is followedPrepare the monthly financial statementsMonitor and provide directors with departmental budget to actual reports monthlyPrepare and submit required grant financial reports Maintain finance grant files, complete drawdowns on grants as directed by Finance Director Oversee the annual audit preparation and timelines as directed by the Finance DirectorImplement, monitor, and ensure compliance with all financial policies, procedures, including necessary ordinancesAssist Finance Director and GM in conducting long-range financial planning and budgetingAttend applicable trainings as approveSupport the Finance Director in drafting the Finance department annual goals/objectives/plans Supervisory ResponsibilitiesSupervise the Finance Department staffResponsible for planning and directing regular staff meetings of the Finance Department under the guidance of the Finance Director, addressing problems, concerns, work load, priorities, weekly assignments/duties, To Do lists, etc.Conduct regular evaluations and ensuring that the STA Handbook and other policies and procedures are followedCoordinate with staff to ensure that appropriate training, as opportunities and funding for such are available, is pursued Meetings, STA Reporting, Professional Conduct, and Other · Keep Finance Director and General Manager informed concerning work progress, including present and potential problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing problems · Meet with Finance Director, GM, Directors, and Finance staff quarterly, prior to the Finance Committee review to review quarterly financials; prepare quarterly finance recommendations for the General Manager · Attend STA all staff meetings · Participate in STA all-staff events which may occur after hours or on weekends, including but not limited to Annual Picnic, Annual Meeting, Annual Native American Heritage month activities, and other all-staff events that arise throughout the yearPrepare monthly reports of activities and any items assigned to prepare by the Finance Director and GM for inclusion in the Tribal Council regular meeting packet;Assist Finance Director in preparing Annual financial report to Tribal Citizens/Council to be included the Annual Report · Respond to questions or requests for information in a professional, courteous, and timely manner · Maintain confidentiality of all financial information/personnel information · Other duties as assigned by the Finance Director or General Manager III. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and work experienceGraduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting or closely related business field and three to five years of work experience in tribal governmental accounting OR · Accountant with a degree and at least five years of work experience in governmental accounting or not-for-profit accounting using Fund Accounting; CPA a plus Supervisory experience · Three to five years of experience supervising staff Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAdvanced knowledge of MIP Fund Accounting software with demonstrated previous experience using this software. · Comprehensive knowledge of applicable Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting and Auditing Financial Reporting (GAAFR) · Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate well with others, both orally and/or in writing, using both technical and non-technical language · Ability to: o Build and communicate complex financial reports, records and analyze financial data o Balance competing priorities to achieve goals and work under pressure o Handle confidential employee and administrative information with tact and discretion o Work independently with minimal guidance, take initiative and work as a team playerIn previous employment, demonstrated ability to be a reliable worker (show up on time and consistent with the required work schedule) Criminal Background Check This position requires full compliance with the STA Criminal Background Check ordinance. All candidates for this position must consent to a criminal history record check. No individual may fill this position who: · Who has been convicted of any crime involving a sexual offense. · Who has ever been convicted or plead no contest to two misdemeanors or one felony crime involving theft or dishonesty. · Who has ever been convicted of, pled guilty or no contest to, or has a current pending charge of, a felony; · Who has ever been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to a crime involving theft or dishonesty or a violation of a gambling law. The individual who holds this position is required to report any violation of a criminal statute within one working day of the charge or conviction to the individual’s immediate supervisor IV. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSPrevious work with tribal governments/populations V. TRIBAL PREFERENCE Native preference in hiring applies as outlined in the STA Hiring Policy and Procedure and the STA Employee Handbook. Company Description: Sitka Tribe of Alaska is the federally recognized tribal government for more than 4,400 enrolled tribal citizens in Sitka, Alaska, organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 as amended; Sitka Tribe of Alaska is responsible for the health, safety, welfare, and cultural preservation of its tribal citizens and their use of the Sitka Tribe traditional territory; and Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s traditional territory reflects the lands and waters historically and presently the stewardship responsibility of the Sheet’ka Kwáan and as such are composed of the western side of Baranof Island, the greater reaches of Peril Strait, southwestern portions of Chichagof Island and the myriad of islands as well as the waters between these locations.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Sitka Tribe of Alaska is the federally recognized tribal government for more than 4,400 enrolled tribal citizens in Sitka, Alaska, organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 as amended; Sitka Tribe of Alaska is responsible for the health, safety, welfare, and cultural preservation of its tribal citizens and their use of the Sitka Tribe traditional territory; and Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s traditional territory reflects the lands and waters historically and presently the stewardship responsibility of the Sheet’ka Kwáan and as such are composed of the western side of Baranof Island, the greater reaches of Peril Strait, southwestern portions of Chichagof Island and the myriad of islands as well as the waters between these locations.

Address

456 Katlian Street
Sitka, AK
99835 USA