Program Accountant

   Posted 5 months ago



The Program Accountant performs highly organized and detailed-oriented financial management, which includes the coordination, review, and compliance requirements. This position is responsible for but not limited to preparing, assisting, and monitoring budgets, preparing estimates, monitoring budget status, and expenditures for all awarded Federal, State, Tribal, and other funding sources administered by the Gila River Indian Community for its departments and programs.

  • Maintain files of assigned contracts, grants, and funding sources by recording all activity in the file including grant award documents, amendments, Letter-of-Credit authorization and amendments, grant financial reports and correspondences, and comprehensive draw down records.  
  • Maintain liaison with Directors, Contracts and Grants Administrators, and funding agencies to coordinate all financial activity concerning the funding source.  
  • Process wire transfers and Automated Clearing House (ACH) vendor payments, ACH payroll payment, Positive Pay Process, and daily cash verification; Provide MUNIS trainings as assigned.  
  • Provide technical assistance to Directors and coordinate with Budget Office in formulating budgets to ensure compliance with contract/grant financial requirements; Review and approve budgets submitted by programs for accurate initial application and subsequent modification requests.  
  • Review and approve contracts, change orders, purchase orders, travel authorizations, vouchers, and any expense authorized forms to ensure expenditures are in compliance with existing regulations, policies, procedures, and within approved budget.  Review and approve Employee Action Notices to ensure personnel expenditures are recorded and accounted for accurately in the general ledger.  
  • Maintain general ledger and subsidiary ledgers for assigned balance sheet, revenue and expense accounts, and ensure that documentation properly supports all entries; Responsible for timely drawdown of funds on all contracts/grants and documenting cash requirements.  
  • Responsible for the year-end closing of contracts, grants, tribal funding, and other funding sources to ensure that all expenses incurred have been posted and all income requested has been credited; Compile general ledger support and prepare financial status reports on contracts and grants for submission to funding agencies as required.  
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a closely related field and two (2) years’ experience in accounting; Or  
  • Associate’s degree or 60 college credits from an accredited college or university in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a closely related field and four (4) years’ experience in accounting.  Tribal Government accounting experience is preferred 

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Gila River Indian Community
Mary Valenzuela
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