Job Title: Senior Accountant

Department: Finance

Reports To: Fund Accounting Manager

Starting Wage: $70,000 to $75,000 DOE

Classification: Full-time Regular w/benefits

FLSA Status: Exempt, Salaried

Location: Portland, Oregon

Job Summary:

The Senior Accountant is responsible for all NPAIHB accounts receivable grants and contracts includes monitoring internal controls, accounting tasks and general ledger accuracy related to expenditures and reporting functions. The position collaborates closely with the Fund Accounting Manager and in the maintenance and administration of the Board’s financial systems.

Essential Functions:

Responsible for Accounting General Ledger Functions
Prepare entry to record payroll and related journal entries.
Prepare month-end journal entries as assigned.
Reconcile balance sheet accounts
Develop reports to increase efficiencies within the accounting department
Collaborate with Fund Accounting Manager in Monthly Closings.
Monitor allowable costs and correct allocations to cost centers
Monitor Budget overages and inform program directors


Assist with accounting for NPAIHB’s grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts
Assist with budget updates, correspondence, and expenditure reports in a timely manner.
Monitor appropriate G/L coding of grant and contract related transactions.
Assist with calculating Indirect Costs attributable to grants and contracts.
Monitor GL accounts relating to Grant and Contract Receivables, and Grant/Contract Revenues and Expenses.
Prepare periodic financial reports to funding agencies, as required

Other duties:
Review coding of Accounts Payable and Payroll, assuring allowability of costs and correct allocation to cost centers.
Review proposed funding requests and update budgets as necessary.
Assist in coordination of external audit.
Assist in the research of and negotiation any potential audit concerns.

Standards of Conduct:

Consistently exhibit professional behavior and the high degree of integrity and impartiality appropriate to the responsible and confidential nature of the position.
Consistently display professional work attire during business hours.
Effectively plan, organize workload, and schedule time to meet workload demands.
Maintain a clean and well-organized office environment.
Expected to exercise judgment and initiative in performance of duties and responsibilities.
Work in a cooperative manner with all levels of management and with all NPAIHB staff.
Treat NPAIHB delegates/alternates and Tribal people with dignity and respect and show consideration by communicating effectively.
Participate willingly in NPAIHB activities.
Abide by NPAIHB policies, procedures, and structure.
With the approval of supervisor, attend trainings as needed to improve skills that enhance overall capabilities related to job performance to benefit NPAIHB.


Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or related field.
Knowledge of and experience working in a tribal community, tribal organization or other Indian organization. Qualified Native applicants are given preference.
Three or more years of full charge accounting experience is required; three or more years of experience with advanced accounting software applications is required.
Experience working with grants and contracts funding and budgets preferred
The successful applicant must be able to use Microsoft Office
Demonstrated accuracy and scrupulous attention to detail is required
Must demonstrate the ability to complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner
Must demonstrate excellent analytical skills
Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent writing and grammar skills are required.

Typical Physical Activity:

Physical Demands: Frequently involves sedentary work: exerting up to 10 pounds of force and/or a negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.



Physical Requirements: Constantly requires the ability to receive detailed information through oral communications, and to make fine discrimination in sound. Constantly requires verbally expressing or exchanging ideas or important instructions accurately,

loudly, or quickly. Constantly requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Constantly requires repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks. Occasionally requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time. Occasionally requires ascending or descending stairs or ramps using feet and legs and/or hand and arms. Occasionally requires stooping which entails the use of the lower extremities and back muscles. Infrequently requires crouching.

Typical Environmental Conditions: The worker is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.

Disclaimer: The individual must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing a significant safety threat to self or others. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and or skills required of all personnel so classified.

Except as provided by Title 25, U.S.C. § 450e(b), which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the NPAIHB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, politics, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, citizenship or immigration status, veteran or military status, genetic information, ancestry or any other characteristic protected by law.


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