Financial Specialist 3

Job Title:
Financial Specialist 3

Department:
Finance

Reports To:
Accounts Receivable Manager, Julie Goodwin

FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt

TS Range:
8/9 DOQ

Opening Date:
August 9, 2019

Closing Date:
August 23, 2019

SUMMARY:
Performs general or specialized accounting or financial review work for the Tribe.  Assists Accounts Receivable Manager in performing a variety of professional accounting, fiscal transactions and periodic and year-end reports in the area of processing accounts receivable. This position will back up the Cashier as needed.  Positions in this class are considered working level professional accounting specialists.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Reviews accounting system and financial activities for the Tribe.  Assists financial staff in confirming accuracy and compliance of systems and activities

Reviews and analyzes financial data for trends or anomalies.  Supports other departments’ staff in financial related areas.

Examines a variety of Accounts Receivable financial statements for accuracy.

Inputs data in computerized accounting systems (MIP & UMS) and Excel spreadsheets.

Maintains a variety of financial ledgers, monitors and prepares monthly spreadsheets.

Maintains homeownership financial ledger and prepares year end amortization reports.

Imports data from Utility Management System (UMS) to Abila MIP fund accounting system on a weekly basis.

Invoices various Inter-entity customers such as SPIPA, IEI and LCCR on a weekly basis.  Maintains files, offers assistance, and answers customer inquiries.

Reconciles various g/l accounts such as cell phones, fringe, and miscellaneous.

Writes, records and verifies cash receipts received from Tribal departments and other miscellaneous payments.

Prepares, verifies, copies and records documents for bank deposits.

Coordinates, monitors, and verifies Budget and General Ledger (GL) balances.

Prepares and updates Budget Commission spreadsheet for budget meetings when scheduled.

Performs a variety of senior clerical activities, such as: composing, editing and typing correspondence, reports or summary information.

Operates equipment such as copier, computer, printer, typewriter, calculator and fax machine.

Performs other duties assigned.

COMPETENCY:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to collect and research data, strive to continuously build knowledge and skills, respond promptly to customer needs, meet commitments, contribute to a positive team spirit, follow instructions, and respond to management direction.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The successful applicant must be consistently at work and on time; must follow instructions and respond to management direction; have good communication skills; and treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 20 semester or 30 quarter hours in accounting courses and two years of professional accounting experience.  OR, Associates Degree with a minimum of 20 semester or 30 quarter hours in accounting and four years of professional accounting experience.  OR, High School graduation (or GED) with a minimum of 20 semester or 30 quarter hours in accounting and six years of professional accounting experience.

Note: Accounting course transcripts should be submitted with application.

Note: Financial positions must be bondable.

Note: Candidates will be expected to pass a basic accounting test.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: 
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear; the employee must also occasionally stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The applicant may occasionally be required to lift up to twenty-five pounds and frequently lift up to ten pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, (clear vision at 20 inches or less); color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors) and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  This job entails a lot of close up reading, interpreting, keying, and writing. Focus must shift easily from flat surface to computer screen and vice versa.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee may occasionally work near mechanical parts and be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Normal office noise including printers; occasional fieldwork for fixed assets may include outside noises.

DRUG FREE WORK PLACE: 
The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening, in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace policy.

INDIAN PREFERENCE:
Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position consistent with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

TO APPLY:
Submit application packets including a resume and cover letter to   Contact Human Resources for more information: 360-426-9781.