NAFOA partners with the nation’s leading firms to provide tribal governments with financial education and support.
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AMERIND is the only 100% Tribally owned and operated insurance provider committed to Indian Country. AMERIND provides property, liability, commercial auto, and workers’ compensation insurance for Tribal governments/businesses as well as individual coverage for Tribal members. AMERIND also provides health benefits brokerage services to assist in securing affordable, cost-effective products for employee benefit plans through AMERIND Benefits Agency and helps Tribes obtain state of the art broadband connectivity through AMERIND Critical Infrastructure division.
AmpliFund is the leading purpose-built grant management platform designed for state, local, and tribal governments to manage every phase of the grant management process. Our configurable solution provides a full suite of features needed by grant funders and recipients to maximize grant outcomes, meet performance standards, and increase compliance so they can achieve their missions.
Arctic IT® is an innovative technology consulting firm that implements solutions for a variety of commercial and government clients throughout the country. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we solve complex business issues with secure, scalable, cloud technology that empowers businesses and the communities they support. Our new projects include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML, and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Run with US.
Arledge & Associates, P.C.
Many people view an accountant like a historian, as someone to handle last year’s taxes or conduct an audit. That’s not our approach at Arledge and Associates. Our team of professionals apply experience and expertise to utilize the past as a tool to look forward. We take a hands-on approach to client service, anticipating issues and identifying opportunities to maximize return for our clients. A dynamic group of professionals with a proven reputation for honesty, integrity and excellence in its work, our firm is made up of best-in-class accountants and business consultants. Since 1983, Arledge and Associates has provided tribal governments, individuals, businesses, government entities and non-profit organizations with tax, accounting and auditing services they can depend on. It’s what we’ve always done and what we’ll always continue to do.
Assured Benefits Administrators
Since 1985, Assured Benefits Administrators has been helping employers manage and administer their health plans. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, ABA is part of a privately-held family of companies which provide healthcare-related services and insurance both domestically and internationally. We employ more than 200 professionals focused on provided the best in innovative and comprehensive benefit solutions.
Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory, tax and assurance firm whose specialized professionals guide clients through an ever-changing business world, helping them win now and anticipate tomorrow. Our teams’ experience with tribal governments allows us to understand your challenges and provides us insight into governance and cultural nuances. We recognize your need to sustain a viable economy and balance an ever-changing regulatory environment with tight budgets. Our services include risk and compliance, strategy and operations, government contracts advisory and project development.
Bank of America
Bank of America covers tribal governments and their enterprises through a multi-disciplinary Native American Banking and Financial Services team - providing commercial & investment banking, strategic advisory services, treasury management, retirement & employee benefit solutions, asset management and endowment services to over 100 tribal nations.
The leading provider of capital to Indian Country, Bank of America has raised or lent over $15 billion to tribes and their enterprises over the last 10 years.
Bay Bank has a long and proud history of standing for its customers’ future. Founded in 1995 by the Oneida Nation and a group of local businessmen with the mission to provide financial services to small businesses and the Oneida Nation.
In 2000, the Oneida Nation became the sole owner of Bay Bank. Today, Bay Bank has assets over $125 million and a dedicated team of 32 employees that provides retail and key lending services such as mortgage, consumer and commercial loans.
BDO USA, LLP
BDO is a professional services firm providing assurance, tax and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals.
BKD CPAs & Advisors
BKD National Public Sector Group (the Group) works with hundreds of governmental clients across the U.S., including numerous Tribal nations and their related entities and business ventures. Such Tribal operations include those in the public sector, health care, gaming and hospitality, energy, and real estate industries.
The Group is honored to serve some of the largest Tribal nations in the U.S., providing services such as audit & assurance, state and international tax compliance, internal audit, cybersecurity and forensic accounting services, to name a few.
BKD trusted advisors understand the complexity of your government and the unprecedented challenges affecting you in the wake of COVID-19. We offer insight on a wide array of matters, such as CARES Act funding, GASB implementation, and Title 31: BSA Compliance, as well as healthcare issues like the 340B Program and opioid tracking analytics and mitigation.
Blue Arrow CPA
Blue Arrow CPAs is a majority-owned Native American CPA firm which possesses over two decades of experience providing auditing and accounting services to Tribal Enterprises and Tribal Schools, Native American Housing Authorities, Native American Governmental Bodies, Partnership Entities, and small businesses. The firm is the result of a direct effort of professionals, who consolidated their experience and resources in order to provide a broader range of high-quality services to their clients. The firm encourages its members to participate in community activities, to round out our involvement in our profession and community.
The members of the firm have accumulated over four decades of experience in public auditing and accounting; primarily with international certified public auditing firms while employed in high-level supervisory positions. Individually, the principals and management staff are recognized in their respective areas for leadership promoting the ideals of the auditing profession to provide the highest quality services.
BlueBird, CPAs is a Nevada based firm providing auditing, consulting, and training services to Native American Tribes and casinos nationwide to assist them in providing fiscal integrity and accountability to their members. The BlueBird team adheres to the highest personal standards and professional ethics. Our team members take pride in our reputation for quality service to Native American Tribes, geared toward securing their success and independence as Tribal Governments and enterprises.
BOK Financial is a top-30 U.S.-based financial service company with more than $42 billion in assets. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, BOK Financial operates in 11 states in the Midwest/Southwest and serves tribal clients across the country. We provide a wide breadth of financial solutions to businesses, institutions, and individuals. BOKF has one of the largest Native American focused financial services programs in the country. With more than 38 tribal relationships across the U.S., our specialized team delivers niche experience in serving tribal clients. We offer customized strategies designed to preserve and grow tribal resources while working to raise capital, maximize cash flow, and manage risk. BOK Financial® is a trademark of BOKF, NA. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. BOKF, NA is the banking subsidiary of BOK Financial Corporation and is among the top 30 nationally chartered U.S.-based commercial banks based on assets as of March 31, 2020. ©2020 BOKF, NA.
Bold Concepts® provides comprehensive support services for Small Business (SB) General Contractors specializing in Federal Government Construction Programs—namely 8(a), Tribally-owned, HUBZone, SDVOSB, SB, and WOSB contractors. Our enhanced bonding program via ACTIVBonding® allows your business to maximize a substantial increase in your bonding program. Our Operations services provide access to complete accounting, and risk management platforms. Our Locating services provide access to resource pools of personnel seasoned specifically in Federal construction. And most important, our Direct Sales Team has decades of experience developing capture plans in Federal Markets. Maximize your opportunities--choose to be Bold.
CLA exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services. With more than 6,200 people, 120 U.S. locations, and a global affiliation, we promise to know you and help you. For more information visit CLAconnect.com. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.
Conner & Winters, LLP
Conner & Winters, established in 1932, has approximately 100 attorneys, who work in six offices across the south central United States and in Washington, D.C. The firm offers deep expertise in a number of specialized areas of the law—notably in areas including securities, financing, banking, labor, employment, health care, construction, benefits, tax, energy, insurance, construction, litigation, Indian law, and others. Some of our specialized practices—including museum law and cultural properties law—are available at few other firms.
Convenient Cards provides benefits payment programs to Native American tribes that disperse funds to their citizens. Our programs are customized to meet the specific needs of tribal social services programs such TANF, clothing grants, academic achievement awards, Covid-19 relief and other general assistance programs. We pride ourselves in providing best-in-class customer service and our expertise in developing tribal programs.
DACRA provides software that will foster your Tribes culture while incorporating e-citations, Tribal hearing management and robust finance data and reporting. DACRA has been in business for over 20 years so we understand the need for one software platform that can support every area of your Nations needs whether that is incorporating an e-citation method such as mobile ticketing for your police or code department, tow management, organizing your Tribal hearings or streamlining debt recovery. Our goal is to deliver technology and training within 90 days that will enhance efficiency and exceed your expectations. We take pride in our desire and ability to tailor our software solution to best fit your Tribe and help protect its way of life. To learn more or see a demonstration of our software please email us at: Solutions@DACRATech.com or visit our Website at www.DACRATech.com We look forward to helping you perform your best!
Dell Technologies helps tribal organizations build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play. Dell provides tribes of all sizes the broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio from the edge to the core to the cloud.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Dorsey houses one of the most comprehensive Indian law practices in the United States. For over 30 years Dorsey has provided services to Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments across the country, and to other clients doing business with Indian tribes. Dorsey Indian and Alaska Native attorneys include tribal and non-tribal members counseling and representing Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, their revenue raising entities, ANCSA corporations, and others in all types of legal matters. Among other areas, Dorsey has specific experience assisting tribes in developing their legal infrastructure, including the drafting and revision of tribal resolutions, ordinances, policies, and more. Dorsey also represents both Indian tribes and creditors (including lenders, underwriters and other creditors) in connection with the financing of tribal governmental projects, land acquisition, health care facilities, and other economic development facilities. We proudly acted as bond counsel on the first tribal tax-exempt bond issue in the U.S.
DWH’s presence and experience in the tribal space has grown, leading to increased awareness of who we are and what we can bring to the table. The customized tools and processes we use when working with companies are applicable to the challenges facing Native American economic development. This intellectual property, coupled with our experience in, and understanding of, the culture of Indian country, has led to our reputation as a strong strategic partner.
DWH has the proven tools and expertise to assist with planning, developing the team and company infrastructure, supporting deal work from due diligence through integration, and provide general management advisory and governance.
DWH has the acumen and experience to blend the needs of each Tribe with the needs of business in a manner that honors culture and values to make a positive impact for seven generations.
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Founded in 1849, Drinker Biddle & Reath is a national, full-service law firm providing litigation, regulatory and business solutions to public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 companies, and startups.
FEG Investment Advisors
FEG is an independent, full-service investment advisory firm providing investment consulting, outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO), and research services to tribal communities. As a 100% employee-owned firm, FEG is an objective, institutional partner to our clients and we have no affiliations with broker-dealers.
FEG specializes in providing dedicated, robust service with a focus on the long-term and aligned with the unique needs and objectives of each client. Our strategies include responsive investing, investment policy development, portfolio design, asset allocation, manager due diligence, plan monitoring, and research and education for our clients’ tribal leaders and staff. Established in 1988, FEG has approximately $67 billion in client assets under advisement, and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio with offices in Dallas and Indianapolis. The firm proudly serves the community, both directly and by helping our clients fulfill their missions.
Finley & Cook, P.L.L.C.
Finley & Cook supplies first-rate services to over 100 Native American Tribes and casinos. We offer outsourced accounting, comprehensive audit preparation, complete software solutions, consulting, and training. Our professional staff has years of experience working with Tribal and casino enterprises, and is capable of forming a solution for your unique situation
FS Advisors, Inc.
As a Native American majority owned firm, our team of professionals has years of experience working with tribal governments and enterprises. Our knowledge of how tribes are structured as well as how they operate allows us to provide you with the expertise required to meet your ever changing financial needs. FSA TPA: Specializes in the design, enrollment, communication and administration of all types of tribal member benefit programs designed for benefits specific to the General Welfare Exclusion Act. FSA Investment Group: Financial consulting services include project development, financing package development, business plan development, financial projection development, budget development, and securing financing. FSA assists in a fiduciary capacity in determining investment management strategies and advising on over $400 million of assets. FSA Risk and Benefits: Provides risk management and employee benefit services by acting as an outsourced risk manager, property and casualty broker, and providing employee benefit consulting and broker services.
Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, LLP
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Holland & Knight LLP
Holland & Knight's Native American Law Team provides legal advice to our clients based on our thorough understanding of the legal challenges facing Native American governments and organizations, including Indian tribes, tribal entities, Alaska Native corporations and nonprofits.
Holland & Knight's Native American Law Team includes more than two dozen highly experienced attorneys and government practice professionals, many of whom are tribal members. We are zealously devoted to the unique needs of tribal governments, Native American organizations and the complex field of federal Indian law. When appropriate, our Indian law practitioners work with hundreds of other lawyers across the firm practicing in a broad range of disciplines to provide our clients with comprehensive legal services and advocacy. As a core value of the firm, we are committed to obtaining the results our clients seek in a cost-efficient and timely manner.
Headquartered in Cleveland, OH with roots that trace back 190 years to Albany, NY, KeyCorp is one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $171 billion.
Key also has Native American Financial Services offices in Bellevue, WA, led by National Executive, Mike Lettig. For more than 60 years, KeyBank has served over 70 Tribes and Tribal Enterprises from coast to coast. As one of the first financial institutions to create dedicated teams serving this market, Key has a deep understanding of the complexities each Nation faces. We take the time to know you, the unique cultural characteristics of your Tribe, and what matters most.
Leading a team of experts, your KeyBank Relationship Manager will deliver relevant, tailored solutions that bring your Tribe’s financial objectives to life. Whether expanding infrastructure, leveraging renewable energy, developing natural resources or cultivating agribusiness, we can help.
Moss Adams LLP
We have extensive experience with tribal hospitality and gaming operations and currently serve as auditors and business advisors to more than 250 tribal clients nationwide, including 45 tribally owned and operated casinos and resorts. In addition to annual financial statement audits, our experience includes performing agreed-upon procedures to determine compliance with NIGC Minimum Internal Control Standards, outsourced internal audit services, IT consulting, food and beverage analysis, hotel audits and operational assessments, internal control and risk assessment, and assistance on large financing transactions.
Mutual of America Financial Group
Give your employees a smarter way to prepare for their financial future. Mutual of America Financial Group offers a comprehensive array of retirement plan services and asset management services for Tribal communities and enterprises.
Foundation & Institutional Advisors, Northern Trust’s national practice, serves foundations, endowments and other nonprofit institutional investors as either a dedicated investment advisor or as a fully outsourced chief investment officer. The practice is consultative and advice-driven, providing holistic solutions that combine sophisticated advisory expertise with a spectrum of value-added services.
OpenGov offers transformative solutions for budgeting and financial management with the market-leading reporting and transparency platform - allowing customers to re-allocate up to 1% of their budgets for more strategic outcomes and save thousands of hours on manual and paper-based processes.
A trusted and dedicated partner. More than 1,000 governments nationwide partner with OpenGov to drive more effective and accountable operations and strengthen public trust. Built exclusively for state and local government, OpenGov’s software, services, and expertise are backed by over 300 years of employee experience in the public sector.
A platform built to grow with you. Modern cloud architecture ensures all of your users have access to the latest features and upgrades while reducing your IT burden, minimizing your cost footprint, and breaking down system and data silos. Thanks to world-class professional services and a roadmap driven by customer feedback, you future-proof your investment for the next generation.
PFM Asset Management
At PFM, we believe that, in a changing world, doing meaningful work is more important than ever.
Our asset managers, financial advisors and consultants partner with clients large and small to transform their world.
PFM is a nationally recognized financial advisory firm providing portfolio management and investment advice for state and local governments, non-profits, charitable institutions and other institutional clients. We have a strong history of providing flexible solutions across both fixed income and multi asset class portfolios. Our discretionary assets under management are $120.6 billion as of December 31, 2020 and we currently have $43.4 billion in non-discretionary assets under advisement.
PFM serves as investment advisor and/or administrator to numerous statewide LGIPs throughout the country. These offer comprehensive investment solutions for both operating funds and bond proceeds and provide options ranging from fully liquid cash management to a fixed rate, fixed-term investment.
Pinnacle Bank is 100% Tribally-owned by the Meskwaki Nation. Since 2009, when the Tribe purchased the bank, we been a provider of financial services to tribes and tribally owned enterprises in the Native American market. In addition to financing economic development projects we also have Trust Powers which allow us to handle Tribal Investments and Minors Trust accounts.
PNC Bank is the sixth largest bank in the U.S. ranked by total assets and is one of the leading providers of banking services to Indian Country. PNC has worked with tribal governments and their gaming enterprises for 35 years and as a pioneer in the industry, has worked with over 125 tribes and provided in excess of $5 billion in direct financing. PNC’s Native American Gaming Group is solely committed to providing value added banking solutions to tribes across the country and has developed specialized loan, deposit, investment, and treasury management products and services for the Native American market.
For over 30 years, REDW has specialized in providing accounting services to more Native American Tribes and tribal enterprises than any other firm in the United States.
We presently assist more than 200 tribal governments, healthcare facilities, gaming operations, and enterprises. They trust our deep knowledge of the unique rules and management strategies that apply to their organizations and benefit from our technical expertise and respect for culture and tribal sovereignty.
Several of our senior staff are members of organizations dedicated to advancing economic development, health and education for Tribes, and have or currently serve in leadership roles with NAFOA, the National Native American Human Resources Association, and the National Indian Gaming Association.
Our commitment to Tribes goes well beyond the quality accounting and business services we offer. Through a variety of programs, we are dedicated to advancing the financial management knowledge and capabilities of tribal leaders, employees, and members.
RSM US LLP
Founded in 1926, RSM US LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with nearly 12,000 people in 87 cities and four locations in Canada. In 1989, we formed our National Tribal Services and Gaming practice specifically to serve tribal governments and their business enterprises. During the past 31 years, we have assisted tribal governments, economic development entities, housing authorities, health clinics, gaming operations and gaming commissions. RSM has a dedicated team of professionals committed to serving tribal governments, tribal gaming and other tribal enterprises.
Sheppard Mullin is a full-service law firm founded in 1927 with over 900 attorneys located in seven offices throughout California and eight other offices worldwide. Our tribal law practice represents tribes, tribal agencies and businesses, financial institutions, and other entities with respect to legal issues affecting tribes and is comprised of attorneys who have previously worked for tribal governments and for the United States Department of the Interior. We advise tribal clients on a broad range of tribal governance and economic development issues in regard to finance, construction, real estate, labor and employment, land use, tax, litigation, energy, entertainment, and technology transactions. We arbitrate and litigate complex state, federal, and tribal law issues in state, federal, and tribal courts. We handle complex financings throughout Indian country, including both taxable and tax-exempt financings, and have worked on over 100 Native American credit transactions involving more than 50 different tribes.
At Software Simplified, we are experienced in the government sector by providing Financial Information Management Systems (FIMS) for Tribal Governments. We are committed to providing the highest FIMS implementation, training, and support services. We understand that each entity has its own precise operating system such as internal controls, procedures, and financial reporting issues.
Because your fund accounting software must satisfy the requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), and the like, we recommend Abila MIP Fund Accounting™ as your core financial system. As these agencies are primary providers of grant services and programs, they require an accurate accounting of their funding allocations. Abila MIP Fund Accounting™ has many distinct features that you need to accomplish fund accounting on a daily basis. We are here to serve your fund accounting needs.
Stauffer & Associates
Stauffer is located in Liberty Lake, WA and primarily works with Tribes, casinos, and their enterprises, performing their annual audits and providing consulting services, Title 31 reviews, NIGC MICS audits, and accounting services. Our firm was established in 1999 to serve the Native communities across the nation and we perform more Tribal single audits than any other firm in the nation. We pride ourselves in having a team that only works within the Tribal industry so they have the knowledge and expertise to provide value to your Tribe beyond the audit.
TFA Capital Partners
TFA Capital Partners is a small, client-focused investment bank offering capital raising, strategic and M&A advisory services to Tribal communities and their enterprises. Since its founding in 2009, TFA has been a part of over $5 billion of capital raised for Tribes, creating over $350 million of value for its clients through these transactions. TFA specializes in sourcing capital and assisting with Tribes’ financial issues and concerns. Deal structures include commercial bank, bonds, tax exempt financing, new markets tax credits and other government-sponsored financing. TFA’s team of eight professionals are located in our offices in El Segundo, CA and Charlotte, NC.
You know where you want to go. We are here to help you carry the weight. Does your community need quality jobs? We finance economic development projects. Does your community need affordable housing? We provide capital and consulting to make it happen. Our architects design beautiful, energy-efficient homes and buildings.
Founded in Canyonville, Oregon, Umpqua Banks is one of the largest banking institutions in the Pacific Northwest with nearly $30 billion in assets and a history of success in providing financial solutions to tribes. There’s a reason why our trustworthy, people-focused approach has seen us named one of America’s Best Banks by Forbes magazine.
Your situation is unique - and so are your banking needs. The experts at Umpqua Bank understand that you need smart, proactive partnership to help support your strategic vision. Whether your tribe is diversifying its holdings, building toward new financial goals, or investing in assets toward self-sufficiency, you can trust that we’ll empower you to succeed and support you every step of the way.
U.S. Bank's history dates back to 1863. Today, U.S. Bank is the fifth-largest bank in the country. U.S. Bank’s Gaming Division, a specialized industry vertical focusing on and solely dedicated to Commercial and Tribal Gaming, has been supporting gaming operators for over 30 years and is one of the most active and largest lenders and providers of banking services to Tribal Nations across the United States.
In addition to directly supporting Tribal Gaming operations, U.S. Bank's Gaming Division is able to support non-gaming operations, tribal infrastructure and other government projects and investments through both taxable and tax-exempt loans further assisting and providing flexibility to our Native American clients, their tribal communities and members.
Supplementing customized credit solutions and Capital Markets capabilities, U.S. Bank's Gaming Division also provides Deposit, Treasury Management, Payment Services, Global Corporate Trust, Institutional Trust & Custody, and other credit and non-credit ancillary products and services.
USI Consulting Group
USICG provides Investment Advisory Services for Endowments, Debt Sinking Service Funds, Minors Trust, Retirement and Defined Benefit Plans.
USICG also provides actuarial, consulting and record keeping services for Elected Officials Pension, Defined Benefit, Minors Trust, and Retirement Plans.
Wipfli LLP is a national firm, founded in 1930. The firm JOSEPH EVE merged with Wipfli in 2017, now leading the Tribal industry focus within Wipfli, and continues to specialize in providing quality audit and consulting services to Tribal Organizations.
With more than 2,400 associates and 50 offices — plus more than 100,000 clients — Wipfli ranks among the top 20 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. Helping firms achieve their goals takes imagination, discipline and a process that delivers results today while anticipating tomorrow's demands. That's Wipfli.
We believe the consulting firm you enlist to support your goals should have the same passion and focus as you do. Work with a firm dedicated to your people, your growth and your prosperity. For over 30 years, Wipfli has empowered tribes to obtain their target results while best serving their members.
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