Chief Financial Officer
Posted 19 days ago
The Chief Financial Officer oversees the organization’s overall financial plans, policies, and account practices. Directs treasury, budgeting, audit, tax, and accounting activities for LCCR.
- Establishes financial reporting system with controls and standards to safeguard the organization’s assets.
- Ensures accurate and timely financial information.
- Develops accounting and statistical data, extensive experience in finance and management.
- Develops and maintains excellent relationships with lending institutions and the financial community by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- As a true business partner to the CEO and intra-tribal partners (General Government and IEI, Inc.) and department directors, assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and company’s long-term strategy.
- Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
- Engage the CEO, other decision-makers and advisors around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model(s) and operational delivery.
- Assist in establishing yearly objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors, investment advisors).
- Oversee long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with company’s strategic plan, especially as the organization considers sponsorships, potential acquisitions, and collaborations with external organizations, including both intra-tribal and inter-tribal organizations.
- Engage in close coordination and collaboration with intra-tribal partners on accounting and finance matters of mutual concern.
- Serve as a member of executive leadership team.
- Participate in key decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives, operating model and operational execution.
Financial Planning and Analysis
- Prepare and maintain regular financial planning reports, including monthly profit and loss forecast by department (vs. budget) and 13-week cash flow forecast.
- Complete analysis of financial results.
- Complete analysis and engage CEO in review of all finance and accounting anomalies.
- Develop recommendations (strategic and tactical).
- Develop and execute analysis of various business initiatives (e.g., opening new operations, asset acquisition, new service launches).
- Develop and maintain capital budget.
- Assist in development of financial planning and analysis exercises/reports.
- Participate in calls with Lenders.
- Directs all functions pertaining to financial and gaming accounting.
- Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
- Oversee cash, investment, and asset management.
- Oversee financing strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships.
- Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.
- Prepares predictive analysis of and reports on compliance with loan covenant.
Planning, Policy, and Investor Relations
- Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets.
- Develop financial business plans and forecasts.
- Participate in corporate policy development as a member of the senior management team.
- Engage the CEO, other decision-makers and advisors to develop short-, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections.
- Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, General Government and Island Enterprises, Inc. executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
- Remain up to date on audit best practices and state and federal law regarding gaming operations.
Accounting and Administration
- Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper maintenance of all records, accounting systems and function.
- Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
- Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for CEO, Tribal Council, tribal partners, and advisors, including daily flash reports, monthly and quarterly profit and loss, cash-flow, and balance sheets, and annual financial statements.
- Oversee the preparation and communication of monthly and annual financial statements.
- Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.
- Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
- Ensure compliance with all National Indian Gaming Commission and Tribal Gaming Commission internal controls standards.
- Ensure compliance with all LCCR Policies and Procedures.
- Oversee preparation of month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial statements.
- Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger maintenance, balance sheet reconciliations and corporate/overhead cost allocation.
- Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems.
- Serve as final point of escalation for Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable issues.
- Develop and manage accounting staff.
- Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors.
- Manage preparation and support of all internal and external audits.
- Oversee weekly cash management.
- Approve weekly payables.
- Execute check signing.
- Oversee AR management and provide support to collections activities.
- Represent company in efforts with investment bankers and potential investors.
- Prepare various analyses and reports required by corporate development efforts, including intra- and inter-tribal efforts.
Insurance/Real Estate/Legal Affairs
- With the assistance of the SIT Legal Team manage the company’s insurance program.
- Manage the company’s commercial leasing affairs consisting of leases and sub-leases with various equipment and gaming device suppliers.
- With the assistance of the SIT Legal Team negotiate new leases or lease renewals.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and/or Experience
- Bachelors in accounting or finance and Masters of Business Administration required. CPA or CMA preferred.
- At least four years experience as CFO or equivalent in a tribal gaming organization.
- Deep knowledge and understanding of National Indian Gaming Commission Minimum Internal Controls.
- Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills.
- Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
- Significant experience in or knowledge of gaming accounting, including compliance, and reporting.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Class III gaming license issued from the Washington State Gaming Commission
- Gaming License issued from the National Indian Gaming Administration