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Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde


Grand Ronde. OR

Skills And Qualifications:


Driving Requirements:

§   This position may require driving.


Qualifications, Registrations, and Certifications:

§  CPA and Governmental accounting experience preferred. Tribal Government experience favored.

§  Must possess solid communication, technology, analytical and management skills.

§  Experience with federal and state grants and contracts.

§  Technical focus involves a wide variety of duties using a general knowledge of Tribal policies and procedures including program funding requirements.

§  Duties require considerable judgment to work independently toward general accounting results.

§  Must devise new or modify and adapt existing accounting methods, techniques and procedures to meet new or unusual requirements.

§  Independent decision-making skills are necessary.

§  Must have the ability to complete tasks quickly and accurately.

§  Must be self-starter who possesses excellent analytical skills.

§  Must have the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

§  Must have excellent interpersonal skills.

§  Must use judgment in the analysis of facts and circumstances surrounding individual employee or accounting problems and act within the limits of standard or accepted practice.

§  Requires excellent writing skills and grammar usage.

§  Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture required.

Required Education:


§  Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and seven (7) years of relevant work experience, including three (3) years’ of supervisory experience.

§  OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Duties And Responsibilities:


Essential Functions:

  • Oversees all accounting operational functions to ensure financial accountability to Tribal members, departments, and Tribal Council.
  • Compiles, prepares, and analyzes financial data and trends to provide Tribal leadership (CFO, Tribal Council, Department Heads, etc.) with information vital to the decision-making process.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains financial policies and procedures.
  • Develops strong working relationships with peers in other departments.
  • Establishes a culture of continuous improvement within Finance Department by evaluating current accounting operations, identifying opportunities for improvement, implementing process improvements, and providing training.
  • Oversees the Assistant Controller, responsible for managing the accounts receivable, payroll and accounts payable accounting functions. 
  • Establishes and maintains a strong system of internal controls.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget.
  • Ensures timely preparation and negotiation of the indirect cost proposal.
  • Monitors tax reporting requirements and ensures proper filing.
  • Manages and reports Tribal accounting records according to program requirements and Generally Accepted Governmental Accounting Principles as applicable to tribal governments.
  • Oversight of monthly and annual closing of the general ledger after reconciliation of accounts and balances.
  • Oversees the programs’ financial functions for grant contracts, ensuring timely, accurate financial reports to granting agencies and compliance with contract policies and procedures, fiscal and programmatic.
  • Oversees and/or approves movement of Tribal funds between bank and investment accounts.
  • Ensures that cash fund transfers are properly and accurately initiated, authorized and completed in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate and direct processes supporting the completion of the Tribes annual audit cycle including coordination with external auditors. Manages annual internal and external audit processes and prepares corrective action plans and/or management responses, as necessary.
  • Assists in financial analysis, strategic planning and business operation analysis for Tribal-owned LLC’s.
  • Assists with overseeing finances of all governmental departments, agencies, divisions and programs.
  • Assists with facilitating discussions between Tribal Council and Tribal business entities and Tribal government divisions and departments in planning business objectives to develop organizational policies that coordinate functions, operations and financing.
  • Assists in interacting with Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc.’s (SMGI’s) primary management staff on financial reporting and projections.
  • Represents Finance Department at various meetings as necessary.
  • Acts as Finance Officer in the absence of the Chief Financial Officer.  Covers duties in the absence of the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.



  • Directly supervises assigned employees in accordance with Tribal Laws, policies & procedures, and applicable laws. Establishes and assigns work tasks, reviews and evaluates work performance, and trains and develops employees.
  • Coordinates and assists in administration of wages/benefits for staff, approves payment for work performed.
  • Coordinates and conducts monthly staff meetings.
  • Ensures the hiring, training, promoting, assigning, disciplining and discharging of employees are in accordance with Tribal Law, including without limitation, the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO).
  • Ensures staff adherence to all policies and procedures, work, safety and administrative rule, Tribal Law and State Regulations.
  • Serves as a mentor, as requested, for Tribal career development.

Salary And Benefits:

Starting salary range (DOE):  $127,490 - $179,434/yr..  We offer a competitive benefits package and a great work/life balance for our employees.

Additional Info:

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Contact Info:

Connie Holmes, Employment Manager

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