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Job Announcement: Susanville Indian Rancheria: Staff Accountant

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Susanville Indian Rancheria: Staff Accountant

POSITION TITLE: Staff Accountant
STARTING SALARY: $ 25.26 per hour
STATUS: Permanent
HOURS: Full Time (40 per week)
SUBJECT TO P.L. 101-630: Yes
BENEFITS: Highly competitive package *See below

Implement the established financial and accounting policies and procedures of the Susanville Indian Rancheria. This position serves to reconcile the general ledger appropriately each month. Duties include preparation of routine journal entries, maintenance of fixed assets ledger, preparation of bank reconciliations, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll reconciliation with subsidiary and general ledger, preparation of federal funding reports, posting approved budgets to the system, preparing information needed for drawing federal contracts & grants maintenance of contract/grant files, and assisting in preparation of budgets and financial reports as requested.

This position works with and around our children and youth and is therefore subject to P.L. 101-630.

1. Responsible for maintaining the Tribe’s financial management, accounting and reporting system under Fiscal Controller supervision.
2. Assist Fiscal Controller in planning, coordinating and preparing for audit and interfacing with the selected public accounting firm in providing financial reconciliation, asset depreciation schedules, 1099’s reports, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, grants and contracts and bank reconciliations.
3. Assist in reviewing and analyzing financial and statistical data for the Tribal Programs, Board and staff.
4. Oversee the maintenance of adequate records and files for all grants, contracts and leases. Interfaces monthly with Medical, Education, BIA, Casino, Senior Nutrition, ICWA, Childcare, Sierra Housing Program, TANF, Head Start and various departments on a monthly basis to review with each department manager actual expenses as compared to annual/monthly budget line items.
5. Assists with accurate posting of general ledger, subsidiary ledgers and journals and perform monthly subsidiary ledgers and general ledger reconciliation.
6. Assists with accurate posting of accounts receivables, accounts payables and adjusting entries to general ledger monthly.
7. Performs SIR various bank accounts reconciliation and oversees prompt filing of tax returns (Federal DE6’S, 941’S, 1099’S, W2’S, etc.).
8. Assist Fiscal Controller and independent auditors in annual review of accounting system.
9. Monitor budget line item amounts for I.H.S., B.I.A and other grants and programs and make recommendations to Department Managers and Fiscal Controller for needed grant/contract line item oversight, revision or amendment.
10. Complete grants and contracts invoicing/reports monthly or as required by grant/contract and ascertain funds availability.
11. Assist Fiscal Controller in preparing annual budgets.
12. Assists with accurate and timely completion of Tribal payroll, processing and issuing payroll checks, completing and payroll tax reports, workers compensation and group insurance reports, etc.
13. Assists with accurate and timely completion of all accrued vacation, sick and flex times to payroll files.
14. Assists with maintaining employee confidence and protecting payroll, receivable, payable and grant/contract operations by keeping information confidential.
15. Serves as office supply purchasing agent.
16. Maintains fixed assets.
17. Other duties as assigned.

1. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent from an accredited high school.
2. Must have a valid California driver’s license or license from current residence state.
3. Must pass P.L. 101-630 background check.
4. Must pass pre-employment drug test.
5. Must have a valid CPR card or be able to obtain within sixty (60) days of hire date.
6. Must be willing to travel for training.
7. Three to five years of experience in public or fund accounting.
8. Must have experience in PC use and knowledge of accounting programs.
9. Must demonstrate proficiency in Accounting, Math, Excel and Word.

1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration with accounting concentration or an Associate’s degree.

1. PHYSICAL SAFETY: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items,
driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
2. WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.

• Uphold all principles of confidentiality.
• Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards.
• Interact in an honest, trustworthy and respectful manner with employees, visitors and vendors.
• Participate in departmental staff meetings, quality management activities, cultural and educational programs.
• Comply with policies and procedures.
• Display respect and understanding of Susanville Indian Rancheria’s traditions and values.
• The way the employee relates to fellow employees, customers and visitors is considered parallel in importance to technical knowledge and ability.
• Any attitude or behavior that will tarnish the name or reputation of the Susanville Indian Rancheria will not be tolerated and is subject to disciplinary action.

1st Preference: Enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Tribe.
2nd Preference: Documented proof of Veteran Status, i.e. DD-214, Veterans Benefit Card.
3rd Preference: Non-Native applicant.

The Susanville Indian Rancheria offers its Full-Time employees a highly competitive benefits package, including: annual cost-of-living increases (based on SSA COLA); eligibility for annual merit increases; twelve paid holidays; thirteen days paid sick leave; up to twenty-six days paid annual leave (depending on length of service); maternity leave; paternity leave; affordable group health, dental, vision, and life insurance; and 401(k) retirement plan.

All applicants are required to submit a Susanville Indian Rancheria/ Lassen Indian Health Center application. Applications can be found on our website at: www.sir-nsn.gov/human-resources/ (SIR – LIHC – Gaming Commission Application for Employment P.L. 101-630 Requirements) or picked up at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, CA.

Only complete applications will be considered. For your application to be considered complete you must attach the following:
1. Completed Susanville Indian Rancheria/Lassen Indian Health Center Application.
2. Copy of your High School Diploma or College Degree or transcripts documenting your graduation or completion of your Degree.
3. Copy of your valid Driver’s License.
4. Copy of any other certification required.
5. Copy of Tribal Card, if claiming Indian Preference.
6. Copy of DD214 or other proof of Veteran status, if claiming Veteran’s Preference.
7. An additional statement on how you meet each minimum qualification.

Complete applications can be dropped off in person to the Human Resources Office at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, California, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. They may also be emailed to nmerkle@sir-nsn.gov or faxed to (530) 251-1895 or mailed to the above address. All applications must be received by 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

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