The Treasurer provides direct support and advise to the Nation’s Tribal Council and Officials within the Executive Department in understanding and managing the financial affairs of the Nation and otherwise assisting the Tribal Council as requested in carrying out its fiscal responsibilities under the Constitution of the Yavapai-Apache Nation. The Treasurer is responsible for strategic fiscal management, financial policy development, and financial research and economic analysis and evaluation.
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from an accredited university.
CPA (Certified Public Accountant) certification required.
Minimum seven (7) years varied financial background, prefer at least one (1) year experience with tribal issues and tribal government financial management.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex financial data, both in written and computer generated formats.
Ability to make effective presentations on controversial or complex topics.
Proficiency in financial reporting and management computer software systems.
Ability to apply principals of logical or scientific thinking to a wide variety of intellectual and practical problems.
Evidence of continuing education to maintain any required Certification/License and update knowledge and skills.
Must have a valid Arizona Driver’s License and be insurable with the Nation’s auto insurance policy and sustain insurability throughout the duration of employment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
In conjunction with the Tribal Council, the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson, develops an annual and long-range strategic financial plan for the Nation.
In conjunction with the Nation’s outside financial advisors, oversees the financial planning of the Nation by analyzing its financial performance and risks.
Maintains fiduciary responsibility and stewardship for financial assets and debt including overall leadership of the cash management, debt management, and investment management functions of the Nation.
Consults with the Finance Director and the Executive Department for the purpose of financial review of governmental operations to maintain and support administrative stability and financial integrity.
Works cooperatively with the Finance Director and the Executive Department to ensure efficient and proper fiscal management practices are in place, including receipting and accountability for funds received by the Nation, maintaining fiduciary responsibility for all funds received from whatever source.
Assists the Tribal Council in ensuring the maintenance of tribal liquidity and financial stability.
In conjunction with the Tribal Council, the Executive Department, and the Nation’s outside financial advisors, oversees the Nation’s investments and investment strategy.
Oversees all minor and adult trust accounts as provided in the Nation’s Gaming Revenue Allocation Plan.
In cooperation with the Finance Director, secures loans and financing for projects as directed by the Tribal Council.
Ensures the Nation has appropriate insurance coverage, including but not limited to liability, automobile, crime, and workers’ compensation coverage.
Participates as a voting member of the Nation’s Benefits Plan Administrative Committee.
Utilizes up-to-date and relevant computer software in the management of the Nation’s financial information and preparation of reports.
Maintains strict confidentiality of the Nation’s financial information.
In consultation with the Finance Director, prepares an annual draft General Fund Governmental Operations budget for the Nation and presents the same to the Tribal Council for its consideration and approval each year.
Assists the Nation’s Subordinate Economic Organizations in preparing their annual draft budgets and presents the same to Tribal Council for consideration and approval each year.
Reviews the approved budgets and financial records of the Nation and the Nation’s Subordinate Economic Organizations on a monthly basis in order to make recommendations to the Tribal Council concerning appropriate actions or amendments that the Tribal Council may wish to make to such budgets.
Reviews requests for amendments of approved budgets with the Finance Director and the Executive Department prior to submission to Tribal Council for approval.
Provides clear and concise financial reports to the Tribal Council on the Nation’s overall financial condition on a monthly basis, and as otherwise requested by the Tribal Council.
Reports to the Tribal Council concerning the trust accounts and financial investments of the Nation on a quarterly and annual basis, and as otherwise requested by the Tribal Council.
Provides other financial reports as requested by the Tribal Council.
Develops, maintains, and updates the financial policies of the Nation and recommends to the Tribal Council changes to said policies as needed.
Develops, maintains, and updates the Nation’s investment policies, which may include the assistance of outside investment advisors or financial services as approved by Tribal Council.
Develops, maintains and updates policies related to all Treasury operations.
Attends all Tribal Council regular and special business meetings.
Conducts, attends and participates in meetings with Yavapai-Apache Nation officials, personnel, other public agencies and the public.
Participates on various Nation work groups.
Maintains a positive working relationship with Tribal officials and personnel.
In consultation with the Nation’s Attorney General prepares financial related contracts and assists in completing other legal transactions involving the Nation’s finances.
May act as an agent of the Nation in various transactions as assigned.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the environment is typical of an office setting. While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to sit; talk or hear; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
How to apply: Please submit your resume and application to: