Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
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Deputy Treasurer (Business Affairs)
at Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Definition: Under general supervision of the Treasurer, the Deputy Treasurer (Business Affairs) assists the Treasurer with providing financial oversight and expertise to the Community and its enterprises and divisions including financial analysis, financial planning, financial control, financial decision-making and managing the business relationships between the Office of the Treasurer and the Community's enterprises and divisions. Assists the enterprise and division financial managers with financial transactions. Assists the Treasurer with preparing a financial scorecard for each of the Community's enterprises, divisions and SRPMIC Tribal Government which is based on a comprehensive financial analysis utilizing metrics and key performance indicators such as ratio analysis. Prepares a written report on each enterprise, division and Tribal Government to accompany each scorecard serving as an accountability report explaining scorecard results, trends, strengths and weaknesses.
The Deputy Treasurer (Business Affairs) assists Tribal Government departments, enterprise and division management teams with the Community's Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) Compliance Program, specifically internal control. Performs an annual assessment of internal controls including the results of SAS audits performed by Internal Audit and External Audit findings as required by SAS 115. Partners with process owners and their respective management ensuring internal controls are respected and followed by reviewing the results of self performed tests by the enterprises and divisions. The Deputy Treasurer (Business Affairs) is available as an advisory resource to partner with process owners and their respective management to enhance and improve existing narratives (procedures), however not as the author of, and if no narrative exists, then be available to the process owner as an advisory resource, not as the author of the narrative. Helps establish, improve and enforce SAS Compliance Program guidelines, practices, procedures, reporting methods and SAS compliance related education.
As determined by the Treasurer, assists with other duties and tasks measuring the financial health of the Community and long term business and economic sustainability of the Community. Other duties and tasks include, as directed by the Treasurer, developing and maintaining business relationships with financial professionals and other senior executives from each of the enterprises, divisions and Tribal Government departments. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.
Examples of Tasks:
Essential Functions: Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be comprehensive list of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.
1. Financial Oversight: Provides technical and administrative support as directed by the Treasurer, specifically regarding:
- Financial Planning
- Financial Control
- Financial Decision-Making
- Develops performance measurements, metrics, key performance indicators and report results.
- Develop tools and techniques regarding financial statement analysis including, but not exclusive to, liquidity, cash flow, capital structure, return on investment and asset utilization. Develops additional financial analysis as directed by the Treasurer.
- Regarding the long term cash flow forecast, orchestrates, organizes, prepares reports and information, and manages the annual long term cash flow forecasting process.
- Assists the Treasurer with financial planning.
- Obtains data and information from enterprises, divisions and Tribal Government to prepare the long term cash flow financial statements and assists the Treasurer with developing a PowerPoint presentation for Council.
- Assists the Treasurer with performing due diligence including comprehensive financial analysis regarding new business and economic opportunities.
- Perform comprehensive financial analysis on enterprise and division proposed capital projects, investments, and/or proposed financings.
- Assists the Treasurer with completing and filing bank compliance certificates.
- Assists the Treasurer with financial oversight of enterprises and divisions by scheduling and attending meetings as necessary in order to carry out duties, role and relationship between the Office of the Treasurer, enterprises and divisions.
- Assists the Treasurer as directed with the Investment Committee, Risk Management Committee and Benefits Committee projects.
- Represents Treasury at Enterprise Board and committee meetings as delegated by the Treasurer.
2. Assists SRPMIC, enterprise and division management with establishing, implementing, monitoring, ensuring observance of, and improving, the Community's SAS Internal Control Program, including:
- Annual Assessment
- Monitors and improves the Community's SAS Internal Control Program by developing an annual review plan that validates compliance with the objectives of the five interrelated components; operating environment, risk assessment, control activities, information and communication and monitoring.
- Works with the Treasurer, Internal Audit, External Auditors and management personnel to establish a long-range vision as well as tactical plans for the SAS Internal Control Program
- Works with process owners and respective managers to evaluate and report on self performed tests.
- Evaluates and improves the effectiveness of the SAS Internal Control Program utilizing available sources of expertise including COSO, AICPA, AFP, CMA and other professional organizations. Prepares recommendations to improve the SAS Internal Control program.
- Acts a primary point-of-contact and resource.
- Assists enterprise, division, and Tribal Government management with establishing, maintaining and improving SAS risk assessment process, practices, procedures (PP&P) and ensures internal controls are observed, followed and effective.
- Provides support to management and business process owners with risk assessment, developing substantive procedures, designing internal controls and assisting with self performed compliance testing.
- Applies analytical skills and understanding of changing standards and regulations against existing risk assessment procedures and internal controls. Partners with management and business process owners to develop new or modified internal controls supported by policies and procedures that, when carried out, correctly manages or reduces risks.
- Communicates information regarding the control environment, control activities and performance up, down, and across the organization.
- Provides advice, consultation and understanding across the organization facilitating workshops and meetings as necessary.
- Communicates internal control issues, problems, concerns and observations to the Treasurer, business process owner and respective management team. Makes recommendations concerning any issues, problems, concerns or observations.
- Acts as liaison with the Enterprises and Tribal Government departments in assessing existing documentation and narratives relevant to business processes and key business cycles.
- Monitors the various associations and federal and state regulatory bodies for new information, policies, regulations, opinions and standards. This includes reference to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) and the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP). Disseminates any deficiencies to business process owners and respective management regarding generally recognized SAS compliance.
- Establishes, documents and maintains a comprehensive database for internal control related audits and results.
- Assists the Treasurer with compliance related ad hoc projects, financial analysis and special assignments.
- Prepares presentations as assigned and participates with presentations as requested.
3. Miscellaneous: Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Treasurer.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
- Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community.
- Knowledge of Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS).
- Knowledge of risk assessment and internal controls.
- Knowledge of auditing.
- Knowledge of SRPMIC compliance related laws and ordinances.
- Knowledge of GAAP including Financial Accounting Statements (FAS), Government Accounting Statements (GAS), primary financial statements, corporate finance, budgeting, capital budgeting, comprehensive financial statement analysis, cash flow planning, modeling and forecasting.
- Knowledge and experience preparing business process owners and management for compliance audits.
- Skill establishing and maintaining effective and supportive working relationships with Community Members, Tribal Council, Community Manager, Tribal Government, SRPMIC Enterprises, department supervisors and staff as well as representatives of outside entities.
- Skill organizing and conducting a thorough and professional review of SAS requirements related to risk assessment and internal control including developing compliance schedules, assisting business process owners and management with preparing risk assessment statements, designing internal controls, writing procedures (narratives), developing flowcharts and monitoring remediation plans.
- Skill understanding and applying complex policies, procedures, rules, regulations and guidelines.
- Skill applying risk assessment and internal control practices.
- Excellent skill with interpersonal written and verbal communication.
- Ability to operate a personal computer and applicable software, including MS Office, and utilizing databases to develop new models and reporting methods as needed.
- Ability to maintain and improve the SAS compliance database.
- Ability to accurately research subject matter related to essential functions, duties and tasks as described in addition to tasks assigned by the Treasurer in order to complete assigned task, meet objectives and due date.
- Ability to prepare comprehensive and accurate financial analysis and reporting.
- Ability to educate Associates regarding compliance policies, practices, procedures and remediation.
- Ability to educate Associates regarding application of financial principles.
- Ability to prepare clear and concise written and verbal presentations and respond to requests in a timely manner.
- Ability to represent the Office of the Treasurer in a professional manner and remain calm and self controlled under pressure.
Skill / Requirements
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Economics, Accounting or a closely related field is required.
- Currently licensed CPA or CMA is required.
- An MBA, MA or MS in Finance, Economics or closely related field is preferred.
Experience: 7-10 years progressive experience as a senior financial manager within a corporate finance/accounting environment including a minimum of 3 years experience as a Controller, CFO, or VP Finance is required. SOX or SAS internal control experience is required.
- The following experience is required:
- Thorough knowledge of GAAP, FAS, GAS and primary financial statements.
- Experience evaluating business processes policies and procedures with an emphasis on risk assessment and internal control.
- Experience writing business process procedures and creating business process flow charts.
- Experience creating and analyzing financial statements.
- Significant experience performing industry and company analysis.
- Capital budgeting experience with an emphasis on applying DCF methods to projects including sensitivity (stress) analysis, project risk and return.
- Financial planning to include developing capital allocation strategies and recommendations.
- Experience with financing analysis, presenting results and recommendations.
- Experience developing effective and supportive working relationships with Associates required.
- The following experience is not required but highly preferred:
- Demonstrated work experience implementing and complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) practices and applications preferred.
- Financial modeling.
- Analyzing new business opportunities with a focus on quantifying the value proposition.
- Monitoring financial long term plans.
Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered.
Special Requirements: May be required to work beyond normal business hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
- May be required to travel.
- May be required to undergo drug screening and a complete background check that may also include a credit check.
Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random and alcohol testing. "SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate
Application instructions: To apply or view full job description go to www.srpmic-nsn.gov/employment *Resumes alone will not be accepted. This position is open until 05/05/2019
To apply for this position or to view the full job description, please visit our website at http://www.srpmic-nsn.gov/employment/ then select Employment Opportunities. Open until 05/05/2019