Sault Tribe
  • - Accounting
  • MI, USA
  • Year Round - Full Time

The Comptroller position is responsible for the accounting operations of the company, to include organizing, directing and controlling the financial activities of the Tribe by performing the following duties either personally or through subordinate supervisors and staff.  Performs duties and functions of the CFO in his/her absence.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

 

  • Oversees      daily operations of the Accounting & Payroll Departments.
  • Prepares      reports to summarize, interpret, and recast the Tribe's non-gaming      business activities and governmental activities and financial position in      areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present and      expected operations.       
  • Oversees      the analysis, development and implementation and maintenance of division      and enterprise accounting systems relating to the preparation, compilation      and analysis of financial statements for the organization.
  • Oversees financial activities and      ensures compliance with applicable rules and regulations, GAAP, Federal      and State and regulatory authorities.
  • Assists      in the preparation on annual budgets for both governmental and enterprise      programs.
  • Analyze      the results of operations of all tribal departments and programs and work      with said departments to understand the implications of current and future      activities.
  • Perform      or assist in the financial forecasts of tribal financial potion and      determine how to achieve the goals and objectives from a financial      perspective for the organization.
  • Directs      the accounting for tribal programmatic, internal services and enterprise      fixed assets
  • Continually      looks for ways to streamline operating processes of the accounting      department and the organization as a whole.
  • Maintains      a keen understanding of internal and external processes to apply the      latest developments to monthly and other assignments.
  • Works      closely with and assists as needed, accountants and managers on day-to-day      financial reporting.
  • Prepares,      presents and attends financial reviews and Tribal Board presentations.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

 

  • Sets      and reviews policies on handling accounting transactions.
  • Assists,      as needed, other professionals and departmental managers within the tribe      on financial and accounting related matters.
  • Sets up      reviews of accounts, cost centers, funds and company's financial activity      and statements.
  • Uses      skills and knowledge of the organization and financial management in      general to serve as valuable member of project teams and assist and      present final results and recommendations to appropriate department and      board, as needed.
  • Works      with other financial departments on major projects and analysis.
  • Maintain current knowledge      of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and      regulations.
  • Maintain full knowledge and capabilities with respect to all tax (federal and state income, payroll, and other IRS and other taxing authorities) rules and regulations that influence the organization, its entities, employees, members and vendors.
  • Analyzes new business developments, their financial conditions, and their impact on the Tribe's policies and operations.
  • Sets up reviews of      accounts, cost centers, funds and company's financial activity and      statements.
  • Perform or assist in the      financial forecasts of tribal financial position and determine how to      achieve the goals and objectives from a financial perspective for the      organization.
  • All other job related duties as assigned.

 

CONTACTS:

 

Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor / manger, managers in other departments, executives, Board of Directors, customers and outside vendors / service providers.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Position light with 25 pounds and frequent lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant sitting and typing; frequent use of hearing, and occasional standing, walking, use of near vision, midrange and far vision, depth perception, color and field of vision, travel and bending. Physical factors include occasional exposure to extreme heat/cold, noise, vibration and air quality. Potential hazards include constant computer use and frequent client contact.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education: Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, or business administration with accounting emphasis, required. Master's Degree in accounting, finance, or business administration with accounting emphasis, preferred.

 

Experience: Ten years' experience of progressive responsibility with or within a company or division of a governmental unit or large corporation that includes supervisory of staff.

 

Certification/License: CPA or CMA preferred.  Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Must have working knowledge and be able to use word processing and spreadsheet and data base software and JDE Software.  Must have management and peer coordination skills. Must have organization skills and be able to plan, prioritize and manage work load to meet coals in a timely manner. Must have good project management skills; provide strong leadership, prioritize project tasks, meeting deadline and effectively communication with personnel, co-workers, subordinates and the general public. Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisory personnel, co-workers, subordinates and general public. Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in a diverse range of audiences and settings. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.

 

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