Performs work in the preparation, review and presentation of budgets by analyzing budgetary input, history, and performance measures. Formulates budget recommendations and proposes modifications and/or reallocation to existing budgets. Assists with planning, purchasing, property, payroll, reporting, data compilation, analyzing, filing, correspondence, and overall budget management. Performs these functions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Federal regulations, Tribal legislation and Financial Resources' policies and procedures.
Compiles data based on statistical studies and analyses of past and current years to prepare budgets and to justify funds requested. Correlates appropriations for specific programs with appropriations for programs and includes items for emergency funds. Reviews operating budgets to analyze trends affecting budget needs. Consults with supervisors to ensure adjustments are made in accordance with program changes in order to facilitate long term planning. Prepares standard or special budget reports to interpret budget directives and establish policies for carrying out directives. Prepares comparative analyses of operating programs by analyzing costs in relations to services performed during previous fiscal years and submits reports to supervisors of organization(s) with recommendations for budget revisions. Testifies before examining authorities, fund granting authorities, administration or Tribal Council regarding proposed budgets to clarify reports and gain support for estimated budget needs, at supervisors' request. Completes required paperwork and requisitions for purchases in compliance with established policies and procedures. Gains thorough knowledge of accounting processes and makes suggestions for improvements when appropriate. Maintains data integrity for assigned aspects of the financial system. Reviews and verifies accuracy of information. Plans duties in accordance with set deadline requirements. Validates information on the financial system to ensure that it is accurate and up-to-date. Other duties may be assigned.
Minimal supervisory (Lead position.)
Bachelor's degree from 4-year college or university in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting; or six years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least three (3) years experience in a related field.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Accounting, Database, Internet, Inventory, Spreadsheet and Word Processing software, and Order processing and Payroll systems.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must have intermediate computer skills, knowledge of fund accounting and accounting financial systems, the ability to analyze, produce and interpret financial statements, organization and time management skills a must to meet deadline requirements. Must also have the analytical skills to propose journal entries, monitor results and have good written and oral communication skills.
*GRANT FUNDED THROUGH 9/30/2020*