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Company: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:


Position Summary: Under general supervision from the Accounting Manager, Accounting Supervisor and/or Senior Accountant, analyzes a variety of accounting transactions to ensure that they are carried out in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for governmental accounting that meets the objectives of the Community. This Job Class is treated as FLSA Exempt.Examples of TasksEssential Functions: (Essential functions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.)

1. Reviews and analyzes a variety of accounting transactions involving State, Federal, Community funded programs and other funding sources. Ensures transactions are recorded properly, are debited/credited to the appropriate source/program and comply with generally accepted accounting principles for governmental accounting.

  • Reviews monthly budget reports for appropriate expenditures and spending levels. Communicate budget deficiencies and issues to Compliance team to address with program directors/managers.
  • Monitors daily banking activity, reviews and analyzes all monies received and ensures posting to proper accounts. Create correcting cash entries as needed.
  • Review and apply federal guidelines and references as noted in the project administration guidance checklist submitted by the Compliance team for each grant or contract.
  • Prepares reimbursement requests and submits to the Accounting Manager for approval and processing.
  • Prepares financial reports for grant, contract, and other funding sources. Due dates and reporting requirements are entered into the accounting system by the Grant Compliance team
    2. Creates recurring journal entries in accordance financial closing schedule and deadlines using the standard journal entry upload template.
    • Prepares recurring and manual journal entries across multiple business units.
    • Provides and validates supporting documentation to substantiate journal entry.
    • Ensures supporting and backup documentation are complete and straightforward.
      3. Prepares monthly account reconciliations across multiple business units using SRPMIC standard format and reports discrepancies to Accounting Manager for proper resolution.
      • Validates the general ledger and sub ledgers are reconciled with resolution to outstanding items monthly.
      • Perform variance analysis of P&L transactions, including sample of transactions for appropriateness.
      • Researches and resolves outstanding reconciling items in a timely manner.
      • Creates adjustment journal entries required to correct balances of general ledger accounts
      • Identifies and reports any discrepancies to Accounting Manager for proper resolution if needed.
        4. Manage purchasing card transactions through external credit card management system.
        • Reviews and batch assigned purchasing card transactions.
        • Identifies and communicates incorrect account string used by cardholder or proxy.
        • Creates adjustment journal entries to correct coding errors.
          5. Gathers and prepares data and documents for a variety of financial reports. Maintains appropriately filed documents for easy retrieval, report processing and for audit purposes

          6. Provides assistance to Finance management team with respect to various accounting or special projects.

          7. Consistently supports compliance with SRPMIC Policies and Procedures by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable).

          8. Performs other job-related duties as assigned to maintain and enhance departmental operation.

          Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:
          • Knowledge of the culture, customs, traditions, history and government of the Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community.
          • Knowledge of general accounting, auditing, and budgeting principles and practices.
          • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices for governments (fund accounting).
          • Knowledge of the financial reporting requirements of the State and Federal programs with which the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is involved.
          • Knowledge of 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

            • Skill in reviewing and evaluating a variety of financial and budgetary records.
            • Skill in understanding and applying complex rules, regulations, procedures, and guidelines.
            • Skill in preparing a variety of computerized financial and budgetary records and reports.

              • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
              • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and timely records of financial transactions.
              • Ability to utilize the personal computer and related software, such as, but not limited to:
                • Excel - Must be proficient in Excel, able to perform tasks including, but not limited to: sorting, summing, and referencing other worksheets or workbooks in a formula, formatting functions, pivot tables, lookup function.
                • MS Word - Must be able to, at a minimum, create memorandum, use tables and to use draw functions to create org charts and diagrams in Word.
                • Outlook (or equivalent email/calendar software) - Must be proficient in use of email system, managing of calendar and scheduling appointments.
                • MS Access - Basic knowledge of MS Access preferred, including but not limited to creation or importing of tables, basic query writing, and basic report creation.

                  • Ability to operate a variety of standard office equipment including calculators, printer, and copiers.
                  • Ability to adapt to changing work situations, assist others, and meet schedules in a calm, efficient and effective manner while dealing with interruptions and pressure.
                  • Ability to comprehend and follow written and oral instructions and procedures.Minimum QualificationsEducation & Experience - Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Accounting, Business Administration or closely related field and experience equivalent to three (3) continuous years of full-time professional level accounting work. In lieu of the Bachelor's degree, candidates with an Associate's degree from an accredited college/university in Accounting, Business Administration or closely related area and experience equivalent to five (5) continuous years full-time professional level accounting work will be acceptable.

                    • Preference will be given to individuals with at least two (2) continuous years of grant or project accounting experience.
                    • Preference will be given to individuals with experience using PeopleSoft software
                      Equivalency - Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position.
                      Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill
                      Special RequirementsPrior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

                      SRPMIC is a mandatory covid vaccine employer. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.
                      "SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate.

                      In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods:
                      1) attach to application
                      2) fax (480) 362-5860
                      3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

                      Documentation must be received by position closing date.
                      The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted.
                      Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.
                      The SRPMIC offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan. In addition employees enjoy vacation and sick leave and 13 paid holidays.

Keywords: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale , Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Scottsdale, Arizona

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