Overview

SUMMARY

The Grand Traverse Economic Development (GTED) is the commercial investment arm of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB) and is actively growing its presence in the Federal marketplace with subsidiaries engaged in manufacturing, construction and engineering, health services, information systems, and more.

Reporting directly to the GTED Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is the focal point of finance for GTED.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and provides financial support to Grand Traverse Economic Development (GTED), the wholly-owned commercial investment entity of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, that manages a portfolio of non-gaming tribal business enterprises.

This position supervises the finance and accounting department at GTED and assists subsidiary accounting departments, performing both corporate controller and CFO functions. The CFO provides assistance to the CEO and senior leadership at GTED and subsidiaries on financial activities, including accounting, budgeting, financial planning, financial and management reporting and analysis, internal auditing, debt financing, cash management, financial aspects of employee group insurance and retirement plans, administration of company insurance program, payroll taxes, and other related financial matters.

 

IN THIS POSITION, YOU WILL:

  • As CFO also performs the functions of a corporate controller, performing the monthly accounting close, generating financial statements, and working with the external audit team on the annual audit.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive system of financial reports to provide the CEO and the Board of Directors with pertinent information concerning the operating results of each subsidiary of the Company.
  • Ensure that all members of top management are provided with required operating and financial data on a timely basis enabling them to control their individual areas of responsibility and meet established budgets and goals.
  • Coordinate and prepare the annual financial business plans and long-range plans related to overall Company objectives, including projections of sales, costs, net income, long-term financial position, long-term cash position, and facility and capital requirements.
  • Review the financial progress of the Company, comparing results with approved plans. To submit reports and recommendations for corrective action to the CEO.
  • Develop, implement, and manage an adequate system of internal controls that provides for both the protection of assets and the accurate reporting of performance to management.
  • Analyze the financial and economic impact of proposals for mergers and acquisitions of new business, evaluate the business risk associated with each proposal and contract, and make recommendations.
  • Analyze the current, near-term, and long-term financial and economic aspects of all Company business activities.
  • Continually analyze the company’s financial position in order to identify any significant deviations from sound financial planning or from the sound allocation of capital funds; to develop and recommend corrective action when necessary.
  • Develop and recommend short- and long-term cash, financing, and investment plans.
  • Represent the Company in establishing and maintaining sound relationships with banks, financial partners, institutions, investors, public auditors, and officials.
  • Develop procedures for accounting, budgets, business planning and forecasting, financial reporting, and performance measurement.
  • Approve all financing agreements with customers, subcontractors, and suppliers.
  • Direct the administration of the financial aspects of the Company’s bonds, casualty insurance, employee group insurance, and retirement plans.
  • Provide for the collection and disbursement of all Company funds. Coordinate with other Company personnel to obtain resolution of matters affecting prompt collections.
  • Oversee the management of the accounting/payroll department.
  • Conduct an effective tax management program that includes and is applicable to all segments of the Company, ensuring that the Company’s policies provide for compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to taxes.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO HAVE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or Finance required.
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration preferred.
  • CPA/CMA preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in accounting and/or finance as a CFO or Corporate Controller.
  • Tribal experience strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of federal government contracting vehicles and understanding of DCAA, FAR, and CAS, preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of GASB and GAAP preferred.
  • In depth knowledge of State and Federal corporate accounting laws and regulations; principles and practices of financial administration including budgeting, reporting requirements, data analysis, and forecasting methods.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to effectively communicate.
  • Advanced proficiency with accounting software, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

* This position posting is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the CEO, as the need may change with future economic endeavors. Performance evaluation, in part, will be determined by the ability to perform the tasks and requirements detailed in this job description. This position posting is not a contract for employment.

 

GTED is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!

 

**The following preferences are applied; however, ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY:

Indian Preference

Relatives and Guardians of Members of a Federally Recognized Tribe

Veteran Preference

About Grand Traverse Economic Development (GTED)

The Grand Traverse Economic Development (GTED) is the commercial investment arm of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB) and is actively growing its presence in the Federal marketplace with subsidiaries engaged in manufacturing, construction and engineering, health services, information systems, and more.