The Financial Reporting Accountant reports to the Financial Controller in the Office of Finance and Accounting. The position is responsible for making recommendations on and implementing the Tribal accounting internal control procedures, ensuring proper segregation of incompatible duties and the recording of accurate financial information in the accounting records to enable the preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles or Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting as determined by the Appropriate Authority. The Financial Reporting Accountant will assist in the implementation of new accounting pronouncements and the completion of the annual audit. This position is also responsible for the financial reports needed by the Financial Controller and the Chief Financial Officer.
The minimum qualifications for the position of position are:
•Certified Public Accountant license. •An undergraduate degree in Accounting with preference for a Master’s in Professional Accountancy. •Experience in the operation of computer information systems, including financial reporting systems, spreadsheets and databases. •Ability to get along well and professionally with a variety of people. •Excellent written and oral communication skills. •Knowledge of Federal Indian programs preferred. •Personal vehicle, liability insurance, valid driver’s license. •Preferential treatment will be extended to qualified Indian applicants.
NOTE: The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, through revised Administrative Personnel Policy and Procedures adopted by the Tribal Council, effective January 1, 2018 exercises Native American Preference and Veterans Preference. See Section II.A and II.B of the policy manual.
Additional Salary Information: Minimum $54,107
Internal Number: 52-10-03
About Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) is the only federally-recognized Native American tribe in Mississippi. The Tribe owns more than 33,000 acres of land and has over 11,000 enrolled tribal members, the majority of which live in communities across Mississippi and Tennessee. There are eight tribal communities in Mississippi and one in Henning, TN. Pearl River, in Neshoba County, serves as the headquarters to the tribal government. The Tribe is governed by a Tribal Chief and a 17-member Tribal Council. Over the past thirty years, the Tribe has emerged as a leader in economic development. The Tribe provides a range of governmental services including early childhood development centers, elementary and secondary education schools, a health center and rural medical clinics, police and fire protection, courts, family and community services, and adult education, workforce development and vocational rehabilitation services, among many others.