January 23: 5 Things You Need to Know This Week

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Photo of the Week: The 2022 Leadership Summit Class had a blast exploring Seattle! We’re excited to explore Washington, DC this Spring with the Class of 2023! Applications are open until Feb 4.

1. CONFERENCE: REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR NAFOA’S 41ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Registration is officially open for NAFOA’s 41st Annual Conference to be held April 24-25, 2023 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel in Washington, DC.

Our conference brings tribal, state, federal, and industry partners together in one educational forum to discuss important economic issues facing Indian Country.  Register today to take advantage of great networking and informative educational sessions.  We can’t wait to see you in Washington, DC!


2. POLICY: TREASURY TRIBAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE’S (TTAC) DUAL TAXATION REPORT

On February 28, 2023, Treasury is hosting a Tribal consultation on the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee’s (TTAC) Dual Taxation Report.  

Please see the Dear Tribal Leader Letter for more information, registration link, and framing questions.

Treasury is accepting written comments until March 31, 2023 11:59 p.m. Alaska Time. Please submit written comments to tribal.consult@treasury.gov.


3. FOR NON-PROFITS: DRIVE GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL NOT-FOR-PROFIT

February 9, 2023, 10:00 AM PT
 Your board sets the tone for your organization. Join Moss Adams for a webcast, Drive Good Governance for a Highly Successful Not-for-Profit, in which we’ll dive into how the most effective boards practice good governance, and how you can improve board culture and performance. Other key topics include:

  • Board standard practices
  • Policies every board has in place
  • Critical success factors for the board-staff partnership, including delegation, communication, and reporting


4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: APPLICATIONS DUE THIS WEEK: LEADING PEOPLE AND INVESTING TO BUILD SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities (LPIBSC) is a collaboration among Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education, NAFOA, and AFOA Canada.

Its mission is to inspire and support Native finance professionals and leaders, as well as equip them with the tools to lead high-performing, innovative communities or organizations. At the program’s conclusion, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from Harvard Business School.

Admission to the program is highly competitive and early application is encouraged. NAFOA has 8 need-based funding available for selected eligible participants (see the application form for more details).

Applications are due no later than Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 11:59 PM Alaska Time.


5. JOBS: GILA RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY IS SEEKING SENIOR ACCOUNTANT-SPECIAL REVENUE

The Senior Accountant-Special Revenue performs a variety of financial duties and related business functions.  Performance required is at a professional accounting level involving various duties pertaining to federal/state fund accounting for contracts and grants and financial reporting.   

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting or closely related field and four (4) years of successful experience in federal/state grants, contracts/governmental accounting, auditing or closely related financial activity; and which includes two (2) years of supervisory experience.


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