Senior Accounting Analyst

   Posted 7 months ago



Commitment to Citizen Service

Service encompasses all aspects of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indian’s governmental operations.  Every employee shares the responsibility to provide exemplary service, dignity, and respect to all Tribal Citizens, the Tribal Council, and staff members.  To this end, all employees have an obligation to identify and report any service problems, issues, or concerns and through designated channels, initiate, recommend, and actively participate in solutions.  

Position Summary: Coordinate and perform activities of internal accounting operations within the Department of Finance. Develop and oversee budgetary programs and work collaboratively with departments to develop and implement corrective actions in order to ensure budgetary compliance. Manage grant and Tribal program administration and report status and key performance indicators to the appropriate internal and external sources. Develop and implement general accounting processes for accurate and timely reporting. Prepare for and oversee the internal and external auditing processes. 

Essential Functions:

  • Provide the overall direction, coordination, evaluation, coaching, and development of staff. This includes interviewing, hiring, orienting, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; providing timely feedback, appraising performance, and providing professional development opportunities; and rewarding and disciplining employees. Proactively address and resolve staff concerns and explore and implement methods and procedures for improving departmental workflow and service to Tribal Citizens.

  • Assist each department, committee and the Council with the preparation of annual budgets and maintain budgets by fund or grant. Closely monitor and manage all variances to budget, and collectively establish corrective actions and report on deviations in a timely manner.

  • Provide training and technical assistance to departments on cost analysis, fiscal allocation and budget preparation. 

  • Monitor departmental operations to ensure their accounting practices and procedures are in compliance with tribal laws and generally accepted accounting principles. 

  • Prepare for audits of accounts, and record proof and correction of findings from regular internal audits. 

  • Develop and implement activities that lead to certifications of practices to ensure compliance with internal policies, and State and Federal fund requirements. Additionally, coordinate the annual external audit process by working with the auditors to prepare necessary schedules and facilitate the audit process with all departments.

  • Perform reconciliation of accounts and funds to ensure accurate reporting.

  • Compile required and ad-hoc reports on operating functions within the department and other assigned departments.

  • Compile and accurately report all financial data, as required by government regulations.

  • Contribute in staff meetings to highlight the financial impact of operations to Tribal personnel for departments, as assigned. Further, may discuss operational problems or explain procedural changes or practices.

  • Review ADP payroll earnings reports and other payroll related reports, as necessary.

  • Issue Requests for Proposals (RFP’s), create purchase orders and draft contracts to ensure support for the competitive bid process, minority programs and procedures required by the Department of Finance.

  • Prepare and analyze bid evaluations by considering cost impact to include, quality of work, commercial risk, selection of suppliers, value, cost, documentation, tax structure, insurance and legal compliance.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Perform other related functions as assigned. 


  • Standard office equipment.

  • Systems used:  MS Office applications, Internet, CRM, GP Dynamics, and ADP.

Position Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited institution whose program of study has been recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the United States Department of Education.

  • Minimum four (4) years of progressive, relevant experience. 

  • Minimum of one (1) year supervisory experience and/or successful completion of a leadership program.

  • Ability to read, analyze, reconcile, and interpret financial statements, cash flow analysis, governmental accounting regulations, GAAP updates, audit reports, business plans, general business periodicals, professional CPA journals, technical procedures, or all other relevant governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write detailed financial reports, general ledger accounts, cash flow analysis, fund specific performance summaries, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Ability to solve practical accounting and finance problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with accounting software and database systems; Strong knowledge of the MS Excel application.

Indian Preference:

  • Pokagon Band Preference Code applies.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Work is generally sedentary in nature and will frequently require sitting, however standing and walking will occasionally be necessary.

  • Frequently required to use hands and fingers to operate equipment. 

  • Frequently required to talk and hear. 

Work Environment:

  • General office environment. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.


  • Using Financials

  • Client Focus

  • Exemplifying Integrity

  • Quality Focus

  • Initiative

  • Teamwork

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Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
Laura Desilets
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