Sault Tribe
  • - Health
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • $36,786.00 salary
  • Salary
  • Year Round - Full Time
  • Yes

The Accountant under the direction of the Assistant Health Director, is responsible for performing a variety of accounting procedures to provide Health's Management Team with accounting support and financial information, preparing internal and external financial statements by researching and analyzing the budgets and all health cost centers, monitoring accounts payable and receivables, conducting cash audits and setting up cash internal controls and procedures. The position is responsible for performing general accounting tasks to include fixed assets, inventory and preparing monthly budget and financial statements. The position is responsible for maintaining records and files for general ledger, providing reconciliation of accounts and preparing data and spreadsheets to forecast costs, swot analysis, financial forecasting and cost projections for new programs and services.


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


  • Develops, implements, monitors and analyzes complex financial reports and records for all Health Division accounting systems.
  • Prepares internal and external financial statements from JD Edwards, cost center financials, general ledger, Health Division budgets, 3rd party revenue and payroll information and general bookkeeping processes. 
  • Prepares fixed asset inventories and detailed reports to track any transfers, sales and disposition with Health Director and Supply Technician in the Health Center's Supply Department's data system and the Tribe's Purchasing Department.
  • Assists with the annual budget for each cost center, and as needed budget modifications, with individual managers and supervisors responsible for their assigned costs centers to prepare, make projections, track performance based budgeting measures and prepare special reports and projects including Financial Services Requests (FSR) for grants.
  • Updates all internal control policies and procedures and maintains compliance with established regulations including Fraud, Waste and Abuse under Health and Human Services (HHS), 340B under Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and are in accordance with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and internal policies and procedures and compliance required under the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accreditation standards and all State, Federal and Tribal regulations.
  • Prepares and tracks  for Health Division all cash/bank management entries by service and locations, internal controls and preparing monthly audit reports for the Health Care Administrator.
  • Collects and compiles financial data for the Annual Audits, including the Medicare cost report by compiling visit and cash collections financial data, as well as month end, quarter-end and year end budget reconciliation and closing processes for all costs centers for journal entries into the general ledger and report to CFO and any grant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR's) and year end grant requirements reports.
  • Maintains and provides accounting information for the Accounting Chart of Accounts, Fastrs, and working with the Senior Accountants as required by the Tribe's Accounting Department for completion of any regulatory quarterly or annual filings and statutory statements for the Health Division or Tribe.
  • Maintains and prepares consolidated Health Division financial statements from budget documents on an automated spreadsheet or system verifying the information from records, accounts, disbursements noting budget versus actuals and variances.
  • Interprets statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, costs, trends, and other matters impacting the effectiveness of the operations of the Health Division and Programs


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


  • Participates in department and the organization's special projects and team work assignments and ad hoc committees.
  • Reports to the Assistant Health Director and Health Division Director and CFO in any areas of non-compliance with any regulations, laws, regulatory changes, internal controls, policies and procedures and prepares corrective actions plans in response.
  • Attends meetings such as Program Managers/Direct Reports, occasional Board of Directors or Health Board meeting and attends various trainings related to IHS (Indian Health Services) Area Office for Annual funding agreement, shortfall reports, indirect rate calculation, user population calculations, various grant requirements and other subject matter conferences and trainings to benefit the organization.
  • All other job related duties as assigned.  




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




Position sedentary with lifting a maximum of 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant sitting and use of hearing; frequent walking, use of near/midrange and far vision, color and field of vision, typing; and occasional standing, carrying/lifting, pushing/pulling, climbing, stooping, kneeling, manual handling, use of smell and depth perception and bending. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, extreme heat/cold, wet/humidity and noise. Potential hazards include constant computer use; frequent equipment use, infectious exposure and patient and/or client contact.






Education: Bachelor' Degree in Accounting or Bachelor's Degree in Business with accounting emphasis required.


Experience: Minimum of 1 year internship or employment as an accountant required.


Certification/License: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) preferred. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing.  Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have experience and working knowledge of accounting systems and software, word processing, expertise with excel spreadsheets, inventory systems and GAAP standard accounting practices supported by internship or coursework grades. Knowledge of JD Edwards, financial analysis spreadsheet tool and report writer (Fastr), software, Microsoft Office suite and other accounting tools preferred. Knowledge of Tribal Governments and/or Tribe Health Clinics including year-end audit requirements, Federal and State grant requirements and Tribal Accounting policy and procedures preferred. Knowledge of accounting, budget preparation, inventory management, data entry procedures, including journal entries, accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliation procedures, cash handling, purchasing documentation, time keeping, filing and archiving systems and organizational management principles and practices supported by coursework grades demonstrating competence required.  Knowledge of Health Division, Tribal Organization structure, programs and services, Federal IHS regulations and Tribal Accounting Department procedures preferred. Must possess intermediate Microsoft skills as well as mathematical and computational skills, basic statistics and ability to create formulas in excel, produce spreadsheets and reporting templates and formats to present accounting data demonstrated by internship or course work grades to demonstrative competency. Must possess analytical skills to interpret accounting data to present in comparative and/or forecasting or trended format that is concise, accurate and reliable to Management Team for operational results impacting effectiveness of the programs and services. Must have strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Experience and skilled in reconciliation processes, intercompany transactions between cost centers and locations and documentation for accruals and a strong general accounting skillset or coursework grades to support competence preferred. Must possess strong problem solving skills, work ethic, organizations skills, and attention to detail, decision making skills and be able to work with others and work independently and be self-directed. Must be a self-starter, focused, energetic and team player who enjoys challenges and increasing responsibilities. Must be aware of HIPAA regulations as they pertain for financial confidentiality, transmission of information and corporate business associates agreements. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred. 

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