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Comptroller, Full Time

Location: FDL Tribal Center
Supervisor: Tribal Executive Directors
Closing Date: March 5, 2018

General Summary:

Primary responsibilities include overall administration of the Financial Division, including supervision of staff, policy and procedure development and implementation, budget preparation, cash management, reporting, and planning for systems and their development.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Direct the overall operation of Financial Division, insuring appropriate supervision and leadership.
  • Perform a variety of professional accounting duties for the Fond du Lac Reservation including creating, maintaining, and improving for complex accounting systems.
  • Prepares financial status reports, special reports, and data as assigned including development of financial objectives and long range plans to assure financial accountability and stewardship of Reservation funds. Monitors and maintains contact between areas supervised and the Reservation Business Committee.
  • Responsible for general budget administration and the management of confidential files.
  • Manages equipment needs, office supply needs, and other administrative functions for Manages department supervised. Coordinates any special events sponsored by division.
  • Advises directors and employees on accounting policies.
  • Review present financial and accounting procedures and policies and implements changes modifications designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of accounting operations. Reviews all program periodically for compliance in financial matters.
  • Develops policy and procedure with approval of the Reservation Business Committee.
  • Assist enterprise managers and program directors with budgets, grants/contract proposals, and procurement matters.
  • Oversees and checks maintenance of all ledgers.
  • Participants in the development of all financial management annual reports.
  • Ensure that financial data is presented in an accurate and timely manner, analyze and audit financial reports for accuracy.
  • Assists Program Accounting Director in the preparation of the annual indirect cost proposal.
  • Review, evaluates and analyzes contract proposals and amendments to assure appropriate fiscal accountability consistent with requirements and specifications delineated in appropriate funding guidelines.
  • Evaluates and analyzes provider contract compliance pertaining to financial management, budget, and audit requirements. Monitors program data and participates in contractor site visits and client record reviews to assure program and fiscal responsibility. Notifies and advises Executive Director and the Reservation Business Committee on variances and provides consultation/recommendations.
  • Provide financial projections and costs on all proposed business ventures.
  • Analyze all negotiations in regards to proposed contracts and new businesses.
  • Advises the Secretary/Treasurer on an ongoing basis on the status of all band budgets expenditures and accounts.
  • Forecast cash needs, transfer excess funds to investments.
  • Report to the Reservation Business Committee regularly on financial matters, especially regarding any important financial matters and responds to inquiries promptly.
  • Ensure that all programs and enterprises have an approved budget.
  • Review all programs periodically for compliance.
  • Assist auditors with quarterly review and annual audits for enterprises and program divisions.
  • Acts as a member of the Investment Committee and coordinates manager meetings with outside contractors.
  • Ensures confidentiality of financial records and all records for employees and/or clients.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal physical requirements.

Position Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree in accounting is required. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification is preferred.
  • Five years previous experience as a Comptroller or primary accounting professional is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting software, input and retrieval systems.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • A thorough knowledge of Financial Accounting Standards Boards and Government Accounting Standards Boards accounting standards.
  • A thorough knowledge of internal control practices is required.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret proposals, professional journals, technical procedures and tribal regulations including administrative rules and policies. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, memoranda, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to various inquiries required.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as statistical measures, proportions and percentages. Ability to perform financial analysis. Ability to read and understand contracts, budgets, and financial information is required.
  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and form conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instruction in written and diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.



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1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720