SUMMARY: In conjunction with Executive Director and Tribal Council, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) ensures sound fiscal management of all Tribal Government financial matters.
The CFO is responsible for strategic analysis in order to ensure the sustainability of SRMT government programs and services. Special focus to areas of revenue-generation, audits, investments, financing and maintaining relations with key financial institutions. Financial summaries and forecasts for future growth and general economic outlook.
CFO will direct, coordinate and administer the activities of the SRMT’s Finance Division to include tribal general fund, program accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, budgets, procurement, and fixed assets.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Assist in making sound financial decisions regarding all aspects of Tribal government
Support revenue-generating tribal programs to become more self-sufficient and less dependent on TGF funding
Monitor current and long-range capital development plans, forecasts and analyses for presentation to the Executive Director and Tribal Council
Development of complex organizational budgets
Regular review and analysis of government financial statements; provide summary of overall impact to operations to Executive Director and Tribal Council
Working with Investment Committee to identify and select portfolio manager for tribal government investments, monitor their performance and manage portfolio asset allocation of investments
Direct the development of the annual operating budget for the Tribal Government; review and consolidate budgetary recommendations submitted by division directors; ensure compliance with SRMT Tribal Procedures Act; monitor and verify major expenditures and investigate significant variances to the budget
Obtain capital financing for construction and other long-term needs
Active participation on Investment, Audit, Health Plan Administration and 401k Benefit Plan Administration Committees of the Tribal Government.
Establish and maintain external contractual relationships for banking and other professional service providers
Prepare SRMT Financial Statements and Management Discussion & Analysis (MD & A) for the annual external audit, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Review annual government audit with Tribal Council and the external auditors
Maintain effective internal financial controls and reporting in compliance with SRMT Finance Policy, applicable Federal OMB guidelines and external Agency funding regulations
Direct the preparation of, and review major financial reports and analyses reflecting progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. Ensures compliance with financial reporting in the SRMT Finance Policy
Monitor the Tribal Council approved investment policy document and recommend changes to the Investment Committee and Tribal Council
Meet as needed with the Te wá tha hón:ni Corporation Chief Financial Officer to understand the impact of any proposed financing on overall SRMT debt capacity; existing loan covenants, etc.
As requested, attend Corporate Board meetings to provide advisement to the Tribal Council
In conjunction with the Executive Director, present and explain the Annual Tribal Budget to the Membership per the Tribal Procedures Act
Exhibit a professional and courteous demeanor in dealing with community and colleagues
Perform other related duties as assigned
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: CFO directly supervises SRMT Finance Director and an administrative assistant.
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.
Must possess strong financial management and planning skills with a working knowledge of business practices and various finance models, strong communication ability, top notch analytical and decision-making skills. Must be able to comprehend, explain and develop policies in all areas of Financial Management and Planning. Must possess organizing, negotiating skills along with the ability to manage multiple priorities. Knowledge of database and accounting software application systems.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Masters’ degree (M.A) in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration or related field with three years’ professional experience at a senior financial management level, or Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration or related field with seven years professional experience at a senior financial management level, or 12 years’ relevant experience in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration with ten years professional experience at a senior financial management level.
Experience in government accounting, financial analysis and capital financing preferred
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English and must be able to respond to visual and oral cues
Must possess strong communication and leadership skills
Knowledge of Mohawk language, culture and community dynamics will be considered an asset
Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.
NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY
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.
DRUG TESTING POLICY
The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.
Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.
A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.
Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.
About Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is the duly elected and federally recognized government of the Akwesasne Mohawks that deals exclusively with the United States and the State of New York in all government-to-government relations. Its vision encompasses the shared desire to improve and enrich the lives of tribal members, while leading the Akwesasne community into the future with confidence and the strength of traditional Mohawk core values.
The SRMT provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including medical/dental plans, short term/long term disability coverage, 401k plan with discretionary company contribution, paid time off, group life insurance coverage, resources and more!