Job Title: Fiscal Manager-Controller
Salary: $90,000-$115,000 per year
Reports to: Primary Supervisor – Tribal Administrator; Secondary Supervisor – Tribal Council
Under the supervision of the Tribal Administrator, the Fiscal Manager-Controller is responsible for direction and maintenance of all fiscal functions of the Pauma Band of Mission Indians in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other regulatory/advisory organizations and in accordance with the financial management techniques typically practiced within a Tribal Government. The Fiscal Manager-Controller is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the Tribe by working with the Tribal Administrator and Tribal Council to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies. The Fiscal Manager-Controller will have the long-term opportunity to transition into the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS:
· Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct, and maintain the Tribe’s fiscal function.
· Act as primary controller/accountant for Tribe, including performance of Tribal enterprise accounting.
· Participate in the development of the Tribe’s plans and programs as a strategic partner.
· Evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning and introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory actions.
· Provide timely and accurate completion of cash flow projections, financial reports, and financial trends in order to assist the Tribal Council and other Senior Executives in performing their responsibilities.
· Produce annual budgets by department and for the Tribe overall.
· Develop, implement, and enforce policies and procedures of the Tribe by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization.
· Conduct financial planning to include analyzing financial strengths and weaknesses and proposing corrective actions.
· Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decisions affecting the Tribe.
· Optimize the oversight of bank, investment, and deposit relationships, prepare asset allocation, and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position.
· Act as an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the Tribe may enter.
· Oversee duties of the Accounting Department.
· Support implementation of grant award and contract policies and procedures to include reports, draws, audits, and indirect cost rate proposals.
· Work with all Tribal Committees as requested.
· Perform other duties as assigned.
· Bilingual: English-Spanish highly desirable.
Must possess, at minimum, the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
· Advanced accounting, finance, fund accounting, and grants knowledge.
· Knowledge of multiple accounting systems, including Sage Intacct.
· Advanced analytical and presentation skills.
· Strong strategic planning skills.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills.
· Excellent computer skills inclusive of expertise in Microsoft Office Suite.
· Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
· Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure.
· Ability to simplify and communicate complex and technical information.
· Ability to work collaboratively and/or independently to achieve stated goals.
Education/ Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/ or minimum of five (5) years’ experience as Fiscal Manager, Controller, or equivalent position. Experience with both non-profit and for-profit organizations. Preferred experience within a Tribal organization and/or a Tribal enterprise.
Other Requirements: Possession of a California Driver’s License. Acknowledge and maintain a drug-free workplace as a condition of employment. Ability to pass a Tribal background check as a condition of employment.
Hiring Preference: The Pauma Band of Mission Indians is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with the federal law, The Pauma Band of Mission Indians exercises American Indian hiring preference to members of the Pauma Tribe and members of other federally recognized tribes who present proof of eligibility for Indian preference (25 CFR Ch 1 §170.914). It is the policy of the Pauma Band of Mission Indians to give preference in hiring, promotions, and transfers into vacant positions to qualified applicants in the following order: 1) Pauma Tribal Members; 2) Pauma Tribal Member Spouses; 3) non-member American Indians.