Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Manager Of Reporting

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

Job Description



Definition : Under general supervision from the Assistant Finance Director, manages the day-to-day operations for operational and financial reporting. Prepares the interim and annual financial schedules and statements in accordance with Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Interacts with other Tribal Government departments and enterprises to ensure completeness and accuracy of data contained within the financial statements. Reviews, develops and improves the system of gathering, transmitting and assimilating the core source accounting documents. Assumes responsibility for special projects as directed by the Assistant Finance Director or Finance Director. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Essential Functions : Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be comprehensive list of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.

Examples of Tasks

1. Manages the day-to-day activities for operational and financial reporting.
  • Plans, schedules, prioritizes, supervises and coordinates workflow for assigned Operational Reporting Analyst staff.
  • Evaluates the performance of assigned staff and prepares Employee Performance Appraisal Report (EPAR).
  • Recommends standard procedures to guide staff with assigned responsibilities and responds to questions regarding assignments.
  • Identifies and implements productivity and process improvements.
  • Trains staff on how to complete the financial reporting packages.

2. Mentors assigned staff so they attain the technical and customer service skills and experience necessary to perform independently, attain further career progression goals, and the ability to complete the financial reporting packages.

3. Collects and cross-references supporting documentation to prepare and review accounting schedules, financial statements, documents and reports.

4. Performs analytical reviews and trend analysis of balances on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Summarizes finding in report form as directed by the Assistant Finance Director.
  • Investigates significant variances that appear incorrect and provides meaningful analysis with the detailed explanations for significant variances that are correct.

5. Performs daily, weekly and monthly tests to validate accounting data processes.
  • Quickly and accurately identifies issues between the supporting documents and reporting ledgers.

6. Creates and issues financial reports at all levels of the organization, including but not limited to overall organization financial position, departmental financial position, project financial progress and budgetary progress reports.

7. Continuously looks for ways to improve the reporting provided to decision makers in the organization at all levels.

8. Establishes, develops, maintains and improves adequate and appropriate financial and operational reporting procedural policies, practices and procedures documentation.

9. Works with the General Ledger Division to ensure transactions are properly reflected in the general ledger.

10. Works with, and educates, multiple departmental users regarding the proper financial accounting and reporting procedures and policies.
  • Obtains and provides finance and accounting information as required.

11. Works with outside auditors to facilitate the successful completion of financial statement audits and examinations to ensure compliance with GAAP.
  • This includes responding to requests for information regarding preliminary and final audit periods for financial statements.

12. 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 requirement (if applicable).

13. Performs other job related tasks as assigned by the Assistant Finance Director or Finance Director.

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 principles and practices of audit methods, accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of accounting standards that pertain specifically to governmental entities (GAAP, GASB and Financial Accounting Standards Board [FASB]).
  • Knowledge of personnel management and personnel performance reviews.
  • Knowledge of OMB circulars and their requirements with regard to governmental reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of financial schedules and statements.
  • Knowledge of the elements required in a government's annual externally audited financial reporting package
  • Knowledge of possible forthcoming standards and pronouncements.

  • Skill with producing a CAFR.
  • Skill with both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill with strong interpersonal and analytical skills required.
  • Skill developing collaborative working relationships within all levels of the organization.
  • Skill organizing technical financial data and reports.
  • Skill in successfully supervising staff.
  • Skill in making presentations of technical financial data in a non-technical setting.

  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in administering the organization's policies and procedures and classifying and interpreting a variety of financial, statistical and related information.
  • Ability to remain highly motivated, be a problem solver, provide innovation, be flexible, provide team leadership and be willing to assume responsibilities commensurate with education and experience.
  • Ability to prepare schedules and work papers that are meaningful, timely and accurate.
  • Ability to provide strong analytical and creative skills to find solutions to complex technical, financial and administrative problems.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to understand accounting issues, processes, procedures, and practices throughout the organization and across departments at a detailed level.
  • Ability to effectively convey and understand complex information and ideas.
  • Ability to use ERP systems such as PeopleSoft to gather data for financial reporting purposes.
  • Ability to use Excel, MS Access and/or other appropriate financial reporting tool at an advanced level
  • Ability to use a financial reporting software, such as nVision or similar, at an intermediate level.
  • Ability to read and properly interpret financial reporting-related pronouncements and standards.
  • Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration required.
  • CPA certification, Master's degree in Accounting or business preferred
  • Governmental accounting experience preferred.

  • Experience: Six (6) ye ars of progressively responsible experience in general accounting including general ledger sub-systems (accounts receivable, accounts payable, asset management) and auditing.
  • Advanced MS Excel skill is required.
  • PeopleSoft experience preferred.
  • nVision or similar reporting tool experience preferred.
  • Native American government experience preferred.
  • Three (3) years must include hands-on preparation of all aspects of audited financial statements including statements, notes, management discussion and analysis sections.
  • Prefer financial statement preparation experience in a government setting including CAFR preparation. Public Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting experience may also be considered.
  • Membership in Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) preferred.
  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience required.

  • Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience that would allow the candidate to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position, will be considered.

  • 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 Requirements

  • Special Requirements: May be required to work outside normal work hours including nights, weekends and holidays.

Prior 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 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.

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