Finance

Community Building
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 518-358-2272

Mission:  To identify and record all of the activities that impact the Tribe financially.  Our mission is to do so while supplying outstanding service and solutions through perseverance, innovation and technology.  We strive to provide a challenging and rewarding environment for our fellow employees, built on support and cooperation.  Ultimately, it is our goal to provide a sound financial management infrastructure so that all of the departments are assured of sound accounting and are therefore better equipped to concentrate on delivering the essential community programs and services.

Finance provides oversight for over 200 federal and state programs whose combined annual budgets total over $20 million dollars.  Additionally, it is responsible for the management of the Tribal General Fund, a fund that administers an additional $20 million dollars annually with monies that are primarily generated from within the Tribe’s gaming enterprises, but also includes revenue from tribal licensing fees, investment income, the Tribal Clerk’s office and the Tribe’s Solid Waste Transfer Station.  Finance provides each tribal department with customized financial services, including accounts payable processing, cash management, grant reporting, financial statement preparation, budget oversight, accounts receivable billings and collections, and other services. With Finance providing a sound financial management infrastructure, the departments are assured of reliable accounting and are therefore better equipped to concentrate on delivering the essential community programs and services.

The Accounting Department is a staff of professionals dedicated to protecting the Tribe’s assets, ensuring accurate and precise reporting of the Tribe’s finances and committed to providing the highest level of service to the Tribe’s employees.  Our department is broken up into several sections throughout the Tribal Community Building to best service our customers with all of their accounting needs.

The procurement section is responsible for all aspects of the procurement process: purchase of equipment, supplies, vehicles, machinery, services and construction when expending federal, state and tribal funds.  It also registers all tribal vehicles and maintains register of licensed drivers, is responsible for maintaining insurance requirements, verifies the inventory and inventory of fixed assets and maintains and manages Verizon cell phones for all employees.