Controller:  Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

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Controller: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

 Controller

Job Code: 11-3031.00

Status: Full-Time, Permanent

Salary: $54,516.80 - $120,868.80

Status: Full-Time, Permanent

Exempt: Yes 

Location: Administration Building

Department: Finance 

Reports To: Assistant Chief Financial Officer

Exempt: Yes

Location: Administration Building

Department: Finance

Reports To: Assistant Chief Financial Officer

SUMMARY: Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Chief Financial Officer, the Controller is accountable for the planning, organization, direction and control of the daily accounting operations within the Finance Department. The Controller will oversee the tribal general fund, other governmental funds and the annual audit preparation. Assist the Assistant Chief Financial Officer with establishing departmental policies and procedures to implement the goals of the SRMT Strategic Plan.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  • Assist in preparing annual audited and monthly compiled governmental financial statements
  • Assist with coordinating and monitoring the annual financial statement audit and single audit
  • Assist in preparing the following annual financial reports:
  • Schedule of Federal Awards (SEFA)
  • Indirect Cost Rate Proposal
  • Consolidate Fiscal Report (CFR)
  • Ambulatory Health Consolidated Fiscal Report (AHCF)
  • Medicare and Medicaid Cost Report
  • Assist in the annual budgeting process of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
  • Implements required changes to improve finance/accounting functions and productivity
  • Assist with establishing and monitoring internal controls over all financial tasks and activities
  • Reviews governmental reports for accuracy before issuance and ensures timely response to inquiries from funding agencies
  • Helps to ensure that all programs are operating in compliance with the Federal OMB Guidelines
  • Maintains the general ledger and prepares monthly reconciliations
  • Responsible for posting all unposted sessions entered into the accounting software after review and approval by designated personnel per the Finance Policy
  • Oversees program accounting, general accounting, accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Assist with revisions of departmental policies and procedures
  • Oversees and reviews all monthly reconciliations
  • Ensures preparation and reconciliation of federal and state program funding drawdowns
  • Promote a positive image of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
  • Exhibit a professional and courteous manner in dealing with community and colleagues
  • Other related duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises subordinate employees currently including three (3) Senior Accountants and shall be responsible for their overall direction, coordination, and evaluation.

The Controller shall carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and procedures. Controller’s responsibilities may include, but not limited to; oversight of interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems within the Department.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information candidate must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year College or University in Accounting or related field and five years related experience and/or training; and considerable experience in a progressively responsible fiscal management capacity. Three years supervisory experience is required.

Prefer knowledge of the Federal OMB guidelines, GASB and GAAP accounting standards. Prior experience in Fund Accounting is preferred. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral/written communication, leadership and conflict resolution skills required. Ability to lead with energy, integrity, authority and decisiveness. Must have excellent computer skills including word, excel, access and experience with varying databases. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to meet deadlines.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.

The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances and background check prior to employment being confirmed. 

How to Apply:  Complete job descriptions and application instructions are available online at www.srmt-nsn.gov.