Grants & Contracts Accountant

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GRANTS & CONTRACTS ACCOUNTANT

RED LAKE BAND OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS

OPEN:  June 18, 2021             CLOSING:  Until Filled

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Assist with handling the financial and compliance needs of the Federal and State agency programs. Reports to Controller, full time position with benefits, salary; DOQ.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

Budget Management

Review program budgets and expenditures for accuracy and compliance with appropriate laws and regulations

Ensure grant funds are spent in accordance with approves budget

Provide accurate financial data to Project Directors/Coordinator and funding agencies

Ensure budget line items stay within limitations set by agency and not exceed appropriations

Work with Program Directors to develop budgets

Ensure match requirements are established and approved in time for the annual budget process

Prepare and submit budget modifications to funding agencies in a timely manner

Reporting

Responsible for the financial reporting of various Federal and State agency programs in a timely manner

Assist program directors with reporting, modifications, budgeting and other tasks as needed

Update program directors on the financial status of their programs on a regular basis

Notify the Director of Finance in advance of any expected grant over-expenditures

Provide monthly financial reports to program staff

Provide requested documentation and information to the auditors in a timely fashion

Transactions

Ensure that grant funds are drawn down in a timely fashion to minimize General Fund cash advances

Process and track grant expenditures

Review original documentation, verify coding, reconcile expenditures, and prepare reports

Reconcile assigned accounts in regular and timely manner

Prepare and post journal entries as necessary

Compliance

Help to ensure compliance with accounting policies, local, state, and federal requirements

Notify the Program Director of all potential or actual audit exceptions

Provide monitoring and monthly reporting of grant expenditures

Review travel to ensure compliance with Travel Policy

Ensure sole source certifications are up to date in HR file

Ensure that programs follow the Procurement Policy where bids or quotes are required

Ensure that all expenditures of Federal funds are supported by receipts

All official reports to the granting agency that require signatures must be signed by a tribal officer

Prepare year-end closing schedules and journal entries in a timely fashion to expedite the SEFA (Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards), related balance sheet accounts, and the statement of revenue and expenditures for the audit

Working conditions- are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work and attendance at meetings or training that requires travel

Other related projects and tasks as assigned

EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business (or comparable work experience)

  • Preferred four years or more experience in accounting

  • Native American Preference

  • **WORK REMOTELY OPTION AVAILABLE**

  • Proficient Business Communication skills

  • Knowledge of governmental grant/contract principles and procedures necessary to complete pre-award, award, and post-award functions preferred

  • Preferred intermediate to advanced skills in Excel

  • Employment contingent upon successfully passing Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Test and Background Check

TO APPLY:  Applications and copies of certificated/diplomas are being accepted at the Government Center – Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 Phone (218)-679-1847.  Email: arlene.barrett@redlakenation.org

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Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
Arlene Barrett
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Minnesota
Work can be done remotely
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