Muckleshoot Indian Tribe


Job Location US-WA-Auburn
# of Openings
Job Status
Pay Grade
Contract - DOE


Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Comptroller is accountable for the planning, organization, direction and control of the Accounting activities within the Tribal Administration division of the Government.   The incumbent will operate with substantial freedom in performing senior management level administrative, professional and technical work in order to implement the goals of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.


  1. Establishes and maintains a full monthly financial statement preparation and review process.
  2. Implements, documents, monitor and maintain internal control systems.
  3. Coordinates the annual audit for the Tribal Government.
  4. Directly supervises Finance directors responsible for Accounts Payable, Budgeting, Grant Development, Grant Compliance, General Ledger, Banking, Payroll, Purchasing and Finance Support.
  5. Direct staff workloads, training, hiring, evaluations, disciplinary actions and terminations.
  6. Ensures timely completion of all required reports and filings.
  7. Signature authority for all Accounting documents.
  8. Facilitates communication with Tribal Administration divisions regarding accounting matters, including budgets.
  9. Coordinates with the Information Technology department to ensure all Accounting systems are maintained and functioning properly.
  10. Oversees cash management functions to ensure adequate funds are available.
  11. Ensure proper accounting is maintained for Fixed Assets.
  12. Coordinate the issuance of annual information returns (1099-MISC, 1042, 1042-S, 945, etc.)

Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well-being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Finance, Accounting or Business and a current Certified Public Accountant license.

Ten (10) years of progressively responsible, related management experience that includes at least seven (7) years of supervisory experience and at least five (5) years of experience in governmental accounting.


  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)
  • IRS guidelines for information returns (1099-MISC, etc.)
  • Automated financial accounting systems
  • Internal control procedures
  • Tribal, Federal and State legislative guidelines affecting financial matters
  • Best practices for cash management, budgeting, payroll, purchasing and payables
  • Grant compliance and reporting
  • Effective supervisory practices including hiring and performance management
  • Establishing effective working relationships with diverse groups and individuals
  • Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Problem solving and effective financial analysis
  • Computer skills, including Excel, Word and various finance systems
  • Interpreting administrative guidelines and applying them to the work situation
  • Organizing multiple tasks and priorities, effective delegation and time management


While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to operate, finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific visions abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

Licenses or Certifications Required

Certified Public Accountant (currently licensed)


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