Chief Financial Officer

      • Job Tracking ID: 512409-621400
      • Job Location: Coos Bay, OR, OR
      • Job Level: Any
      • Level of Education: BA/BS
      • Date Updated: May 18, 2018
      • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
      • Starting Date: ASAP
      • Close Date: Until FIlled
      • Job Type: Full Time
      • Starting Salary: DOE
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    Job Description:


    Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, this position is responsible for directing the

    Tribal government’s accounting practices and financial planning, management and reporting in

    coordination with the Chief Executive Officer and the Tribal Accountant. Responsible for the

    enforcement of, and compliance with, Fiscal Management, Budget and Appropriations, Grants

    Management and Procurement. Monitors the financial management and accounting practices

    of tribal entities operating within the Tribal government structure. Develops and fosters

    relationships with government agencies, banking and lending institutions, investment managers,

    other Tribes, insurers, the financial community and Tribal members by performing the following

    duties personally or through subordinates.


    • Assist Chief Executive Officer , Tribal Council and Tribal management with development and updating of long range strategic plans for the Tribe.
    • Maintain and regularly update a five-year revenue forecast.
    • Responsible for Tribal investment management.
    • Work with the Chief Executive Officer and Tribal Council to make recommendations involving debt placement.
    • Determine the need for professional and technical assistance required for effective fiscal and financial management. Direct search for required expertise.
    • Oversee the finances of all governmental operations, departments and programs.
    • Bring matters of importance to the Chief Executive Officer, Tribal Council and prepare recommendations as required.
    • Assist Chief Executive Officer, Tribal Council and Tribal Management with business planning and coordinate functions, operations and financing between Tribal business entities and Tribal government divisions and departments.
    • Work closely with the Tribal Accountant to ensure compliance with all fiscal matters.
    • Work with Chief Executive Officer, Tribal Council, Tribal Accountant and Tribal Management staff in the development of appropriate employee compensation plans, and Fringe Benefit packages.
    • Work with Chief Executive Officer, Tribal Council, Tribal Accountant and Tribal Management staff on the Tribe’s Annual Budget Process.
    • Responsible for the oversight of Tribal financial reporting and management systems and for monitoring compliance with budget.
    • Responsible for the preparation of the annual indirect cost proposal in coordination with the Tribal Accountant for review and approval by Tribal Council. Conducts negotiations along with the Tribal Accountant for acceptable indirect rate for each fiscal year.
    • Ensure compliance with Tribal, Local, State and Federal regulations that may have an impact on the Tribe, including financial reporting, grant accounting, contracts, purchasing, land use, environmental, etc.


    • Responsible for developing, implementing and managing of Fiscal Ordinance and Financial Procedures Manual.
    • Assist in the revision or preparation of new Tribal Ordinances and Resolutions.
    • Oversee the coordination and facilitation of the annual audits of certain Tribal entities.
    • Work with Tribal Accountant on Tribal risk management activities.
    • Create and maintain working relationships with banks, lending institutions, consultants, auditors and other governmental agencies.
    • Oversee the procurement function to ensure compliance with Tribal procurement policy and any requirements specific to funding agencies.
    • Must be able to interact with Tribal members and the general public in a courteous, professional, and efficient manner.
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Maintain a good attendance record.
    • Other duties as directed by management.


    • Must be able to walk, talk, hear, use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
    • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
    • Must be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.


    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.


    • 40 hours per week.
    • Generally Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm with occasional evening and weekend work.


    Tribal Administrative Office

    1245 Fulton Avenue

    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

    Experience and Skills:


    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Valid Oregon driver’s license, adequate transportation, and eligibility to operate GSA vehicles required.
    • Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Administration or a closely related field. (CPA, Master’s Degree preferred).
    • Requires a minimum of five (5) years or progressively more responsible financial, accounting and supervisory experience with last three years at the executive management level. Requires advanced knowledge of governmental and business accounting and auditing standards and practices.
    • Minimum of 5 years experience in governmental accounting required
    • Experience with Tribal government and funding agencies preferred.
    • Must have the ability to direct and supervise multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must be familiar with accounting, management and office software systems.
    • Familiarity with MIP accounting software preferred.
    • Knowledge of Native American culture, Tribal Government, Health and Human services and gaming issues strongly preferred.
    • Must possess reasonable ability to communicate in English.
    • This position is subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal history background check which may include fingerprinting.
    • Must have employment eligibility in the U.S.
    • Indian preference will be observed in the hiring process.