Senior Financial Analyst

Open Until Filled

Division: Chief Financial Officer

Job Code: 13-2051

Salary Range: Negotiable

Status: Full-time, permanent, exempt

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Senior Financial Analyst will play a critical role by assisting in the preparation of Tribal budgets and business forecasts including the projection of revenues, expenditures and Earnings Before Interest, Taxes and Amortization (EBITA). Prepare various regular and ad hoc analytical and statistical reports to support Tribal initiatives and provide such information to assist other Departments of the Government and LLC’s if necessary. Analyze records of past and present operations, trends and costs, estimated and realized revenues, administrative commitments, and obligations incurred to project future revenues. Assist Chief Financial Officer on effective use of resources, modeling assumptions, underlying budget forecasts and management of financial services for the Tribe. Be knowledgeable of Corporate Finance and accounting standards. Reviews and analyzes Tewathahonni Corporation and subsidiary financial records and financial reports. The Senior Financial Analyst must be creative and enjoy working with a management environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The Senior Financial Analyst will have the ability to work independently on projects, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle activities and confidential matters with discretion.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Work closely with the Chief Financial Officer, Tribal Council, Tribal Departments and LLC’s as applicable;
  • Receive and analyze quarterly reports of all Tewathahon:ni Corporation component units, to include gaming.
  • Assist the Chief Financial Officer in directing and analyzing studies of general economic, business, and financial conditions and their impact on SRMT's policies and operations.
  • Prepare special studies, analyses and recommendations in areas such as budgets, forecasts, financial plans, statistical reports and business forecasts (modeling, quantitative and qualitative analysis).
  • Assist the Chief Financial Officer in appraising the organization's financial position and issue periodic reports on organization's financial stability, liquidity, and growth.
  • Assist the Chief Financial Officer in the identification of all funding sources, management of cash liquidity for current and future obligations, long range forecasting of economic revenues, investments and other cost allocation plans.
  • Prepares financial impact statements on pending legislation; including, but not limited to, grant request motions and appropriation requests.
  • Assists in identifying community partnering opportunities for incremental revenue generation.
  • Assists the Chief Financial Officer in establishing and maintaining contacts within the SRMT Tribe, outside financial institutions, and the investment community.
  • Assist in research and development of new ideas, concepts or applications that would enhance financial and operational efficiency of existing programs and businesses.
  • Assist in the development of policies for receiving grants, donations or any other funding.
  • Assist Chief Financial Officer in procurement of financing when appropriate.
  • Assist the Chief Financial Officer with the development of spending priorities for the Tribal Administer and Tribal Council to consider and/or approve.
  • Assist the Chief Financial Officer in approving an Independent Auditor for the Tribe’s annual audit of Tribal accounts and receive, review and analyze all audits and audit findings of the organization, its component units and LLC’s.
  • Assist Chief Financial Officer in developing policies that meet acceptable auditing standards.
  • Fulfills responsibilities as defined by the Tribal Procedures Act, as applicable.
  • Maintains office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems, layouts and procurement of supplies and equipment;
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Chief Financial Officer that may include both electronic and outreach to other offices, agencies or individuals including those of a sensitive or confidential nature;
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive filing system and coordinate on-base records retrieval for the Chief Financial Officer;
  • Assist in the preparation of correspondence; both routine and confidential as directed;
  • Format Special Purpose Reports in MIP Abila Accounting Software
  • Prepare travel arrangements for the Chief Financial Officer;
  • Coordinate, and liaise with other Tribal Offices and business entities as directed in fulfilling special project and assignments including but not limited to: Banking Institutions, Tribal Council, Office of the Executive Director, Office of Legal Counsel, Office of Economic Development, Mohawk Gaming Enterprise LLC, Mohawk Networks LLC, Akwesasne TV LLC and other Te Wá Tha Hón:ni Corporation subsidiaries;
  • Utilize QuickBooks accounting software to perform accounting duties for the LLC’s as assigned by Tribal Council;
  • In the absence of the CFO, review and email Sole Source Justifications to the CFO for approval, that exceed the maximum amount.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There are no supervisor requirements for this position,

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information and files maintained, all information must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

  • Very Strong credit analysis and analytical skills required
  • Very Strong Organizational Skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to details;
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationship with stakeholders;
  • Must possess excellent computer skills. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required. MS Access is preferred.
  • Proven Track Record with examples of project worksheets in excel required to demonstrate proficiency;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Emotional Maturity;
  • Skills and experience in budget preparation and fiscal management;
  • Project management skills and experience preferred;
  • Capable of supporting multiple tasks and projects simultaneously;
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently;
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively see opportunity and proses solutions.
  • Versed in current economic development issues impacting Indian Country.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance, accounting, economics or Math or a related field, and a minimum of two (2) years financial modeling experience; or Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and four (4) years financial modeling experience. Experience working with Tribal and/or commercial gaming enterprises preferred.

Consideration will be provided to an equivalent, relevant combination of education/experience in Accounting and/or Finance field. Applicant must clearly explain their relevant experience in accounting and/or Finance within their application. All Applicants should attach official or unofficial college transcripts or vocational certificates to their application. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS FOR EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent computer skills including word, excel, and experience with varying databases. ADP training is an asset but not required. Computer testing and the submission of examples of project worksheets may be a requirement during the interview process.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical 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.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks.  Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.

DRUG TESTING POLICY

The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.

ELIGIBILITY LIST

A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.

INTERVIEW

Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.