Assistant Controller

  • Pueblo of Jemez
  • Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico
  • Mar 20, 2019
Professional Services

Job Description

Location: US-NM-Jemez Pueblo
Job ID: 2018-1300
# of Openings: 1
Category: Accounting/Finance


Responsible for day-to-day accounting, grants and contract management for the Pueblo; ensures all duties are completed for the month in a timely manner. Maintains its fiscal records and responsible for the preparation of financial statements in compliance with regulatory guidelines and requirements.


  • Review and approve journal entries and bank reconciliations prepared by GL accountants.
  • Review the organization's accounting information to identify and resolve inaccuracies and imbalances.
  • Maintain the Tribe's accounting system: ensures all transactions are recorded using the Tribe's Accounting Policies and Procedures manual.
  • Ensures tracking capital assets.
  • Ensures timely submission of cost reimbursement form and drawdown.
  • Ensures timely month end closing. Responsible for generating monthly, quarterly and yearly financial statements.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets or forecast.
  • Assist in preparation of PBC items for annual A-133 single audit.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the work flow of the department.
  • Correspondence on behalf of the Finance Department as directed by the Finance Director.
  • Attend meetings as necessary (Program Directors' Meetings monthly, any other meeting requiring Finance personnel representation).
  • Conducts on researching new accounting regulations.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Finance Director.


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.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, or a closely related field or MBA; AND at least seven (7) years of professional-level accounting or finance experience. At least three (3) years of supervisory experience required.

Required Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP and GASB.
  • The new OMB Super Circular, 2 CFR 200.
  • IHS Title V & BIA Title VI funding preferable.
  • Cost reimbursement forms (Form 425, 270) and drawdown.
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including selection, work planning, organization, performance review and evaluation, and employee training and discipline.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting, auditing etc.)
  • Data analysis and forecasting.
  • Working knowledge of MS office (especially excel) and accounting software (MIP preferred).
  • Auditing and reconciliation principles and methods.
  • Principles and practices of developing teams, motivating employees and managing in a team environment.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.

Skill in:
  • Planning, assigning, supervising, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff.
  • Training staff in work procedures.
  • Auditing a variety of internal documents, procedures and reports.
  • Analyzing, balancing reviewing, interpreting and reconciling financial reports and transactions.
  • Ensuring proper authorization and documentation for disbursements and other transactions.
  • Preparing clear, concise and complete financial reports, statements, audit reports and work papers.
  • Making accurate mathematic and statistical calculations.
  • Developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards.
  • Developing effective work teams and motivating individuals to meet goals and objectives and provide customer services in the most cost effective and efficient manner.
  • Using software applications related to accounting functions.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
  • Dealing successfully with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.

  • New Mexico Driver's License.


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment; stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength and agility to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in over the telephone and in person.