Under administrative direction of the Executive Office and Tribal Council, plans, organizes and directs the activities and programs of the Fiscal Department. Provide expert professional assistance to Yurok Tribe management staff and Council on financial, procurement, risk management including insurance, investments, accounting, relevant policy development, and associated matters.
A minimum of a BS and CPA/CMA.
Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control and reporting.
Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
An effective communicator, with strong oral and written skills.
Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills.
Skill in examining, developing, re-engineering, and recommending financial policies and procedures.
Knowledge of OMB Circulars, specifically A-102, A- 87 and A-133 as well as knowledge and ability to develop or supervise indirect cost proposals and negotiations.
Ability to use computer hardware and software proficiency when performing accounting and reporting functions.
Must have 10 years demonstrated knowledge of governmental and/or nonprofit accounting practices in a tribal government setting.
Ability to work independently, make decisions, maintain confidentiality, work effectively with co-workers and council and perform under pressure.
Ability to be flexible and assist other staff in completion of assigned duties.
Good organizational skill and ability to anticipate needs.
Must have 5 years experience in supervision.
In addition to the minimum, an MBA is a plus. Must be a seasoned and mature leader, with at least 12-15 years of broad finance experience in auditing, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. The Finance Director will ideally have experience supervising and managing finance in accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting.
The Yurok Tribe is the largest Tribe in California located in both Del Norte and Humboldt County along the Klamath River. The Yurok Tribe employees approximately 350 employees in various departments such as Education, Social Services, Natural Resources, Law enforcement and Tribal Court among a few.