• Director Finance

    Job Locations US-NM-Jemez Pueblo
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/7/2018 10:52 AM)
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  • Overview

    Responsible for management, oversight and administration of the Pueblo’s accounting, finance, payroll and tax functions; advises executive leadership on financial management and strategic planning; develops, modifies and enforces financial accounting safeguards.



    • Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of professional, technical support and operational staff; recommends selection of staff; trains staff and provides for their professional development; administers discipline as required.
    • Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the department; acts as a good steward of the Pueblo’s fiscal resources.
    • Oversees and manages the daily operations of the Pueblo’s accounting, finance, payroll and tax functions.
    • Manages cash, budgeting, compliance, internal controls, credit/collection, audits, investments, financial and strategic planning.
    • Advises executive leadership on financial management and strategic planning issues and initiatives.
    • Develops short and long-term investment policies for operating cash requirements and growth
    • Coordinates the activities of the Investment Committee; monitors and reports on performance of investments to the Governor and Tribal Council.
    • Develops and analyzes financial reports; generates working capital and forecast information; reviews with directors and managers.
    • Analyzes and reviews statements, budgets, grants, contracts, and cash flow; provides data-based information for decision making purposes.
    • Analyzes financial and economic development opportunities and initiatives as well as operations and development of Tribal Enterprises.
    • Assists directors and managers in developing, modifying and monitoring program budgets.
    • Develops policies and procedures that adhere to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), relevant OMB circulars and AICPA accounting standards and pronouncements.
    • Oversees automated financial accounting systems and ensures efficient and effective systems operations.
    • Conducts, reviews, and/or audits financial programs to ensure that expenditure of funds are in compliance with regulatory and legal requirements.
    • Develops negotiation of annual indirect cost rate proposals.


    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or a closely related field; AND five (5) years of management-level accounting and financial management experience.


    Required Knowledge and Skills

    Knowledge of:

    • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation, and the management of employees.
    • Principles and practices of developing teams, motivating employees and managing in a team environment.
    • Principles and practices of generally accepted accounting standards and practices, with an emphasis on governmental and fund accounting, including methods of financial reporting and financial statement preparation.
    • Techniques of financial strategic planning.
    • Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
    • Principles and practices of financial, and claims auditing.
    • Records management principles and practices.
    • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
    • Principles and techniques of making effective oral presentations. 
    • Prepares annual Tribal funds budget, reports and supplementary documentation as required.
    • Makes presentations to the Tribal Council regarding departmental activities and issues.
    • Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.


    • New Mexico Driver’s License. 




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