Cherokee Nation Accountant I, II, or III in Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Performs functions necessary to compile, analyze, interpret, report and maintain the integrity of financial information in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Federal regulations, Tribal legislation, and Financial Resources policies and procedures.

Assists in preparation of internal/external reports. Assists with information required for programmatic and annual audits. Assists in preparing budgets for assigned programs. Collects, verifies, and ascertains validity of documents for compliance with both federal laws and Cherokee Nation policies used in processes. Establishes and maintains a communicative relationship with appropriate program personnel. Recommends procedures to ensure compliance with funding guidelines or requirements. Gains thorough knowledge of accounting processes and makes suggestions for improvements when appropriate. Maintains data integrity for assigned aspects of the financial system. Monitors budget activity for assigned programs. Reviews and verifies accuracy of information. Performs monthly closing of assigned programs for each accounting period. Plans duties in accordance with set deadline requirements. Prepares or assists in preparing financial statements, financial reports, and financial analysis. Maintains or assists in maintaining general and subsidiary ledgers, and supporting schedules for assigned programs. Prepares reconciliation of financial information to the general ledger. Provides technical assistance and support to program personnel to ensure operating efficiency. Reviews accounting information to ensure accuracy of information, calculations, and makes correcting entries. Validates information on the financial system to ensure that it is accurate and up-to-date. Other duties may be assigned.


This job has no supervisory responsibility.


Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related degree. Prefer Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related degree.


An additional one (1) year of experience required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Accounting, Database, Inventory, Spreadsheet and Word Processing software, and Payroll systems.


Must possess valid driver's license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating.


Must possess the ability to produce and interpret financial statements and internal reports, organize work to meet deadline requirements, and prepare presentations for training. Must also have good written and oral communication skills, and the analytical skills to propose journal entries and monitor results.


Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or CPA Candidate a plus.

ID: 2017-13484

Closing Date: 10/25/2017

Posting Salary: Based on Education and Experience

Childcare/Law Enforcement Position: No

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