Grade:  16                                                      Pay Rate: $75,737.45-$94,671.82 /Annual

Average hours per week: 40                         FLSA Status:  Exempt

Job #077-16

Job Summary:

Responsible for all aspects of the audit plan of the Tribal government’s programs and benefits.  Provides the objective examination and evaluation of the Tribal programs’ activities on behalf of the Tribal Council and management, presenting continual feedback through the Audit Director of the results of assessments, appraisals, and analysis, along with constructive recommendations that improve the effectiveness of compliance, controls, and efficiency of operations while balancing risks and costs.  Serves as a technical resource to management for appropriate practices and controls regarding proper accountability and safeguarding of Tribal assets.

Essential Functions:

  • Audits the records of Tribal government programs and related divisions/departments providing benefits and services to Tribal members.
  • Assumes responsibility for scheduled audits and individual audit assignments.
  • Plans audit objectives and scope.
  • Obtains, validates, and documents an understanding of the audited activities through interviews with staff and line management, as well as review of written information.
  • Identifies management expectations and control procedures for audited activities, designs tests to meet audit objectives, selects appropriate samples and timing, and performs tests.
  • Examines, evaluates, and documents results of tests in order to identify variances, exceptions, discrepancies, and other issues for discussion with applicable staff and line management.
  • Prepares drafts of potential report comments and audit reports for the Audit Director.
  • Analyzes data obtained for evidence of deficiencies in controls, duplication of effort, extravagance, fraud, or lack of compliance with Tribal ordinances, policies, grant requirements, and management policies and procedures.
  • Inspects accounting systems to determine their efficiency and protective value.
  • Assesses the proper accountability of assets by conducting inventories.
  • Examines the proper recording and utilization of capitalized and other material assets.
  • Performs special studies for Tribal Council and/or management, such as those required to discover mechanics of detected fraud and to develop controls for fraud prevention.
  • Performs other responsibilities and administrative requirements of the Audit Services Department.
  • Validates corrective action taken by management in response to significant audit comments and recommendations.
  • As directed for annual risk assessment and audit planning, gathers and documents information about the organization, business processes, products, services, initiatives, changes, and risks.
  • Assists in coordination and facilitation of external audits and regulatory examinations, as applicable.
  • Maintains Audit Services Department records.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of all information encountered while performing audit work.
  • Produces reports, statistics and other desired information for strategic planning and budgeting purposes.
  • Works in a professional and courteous manner, as a representative of the Tribe, with all those with whom coming in contact to include Tribal Council, management, and employees, federal and state agencies, vendors and contractors.
  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Performs as backup for the Audit Director when delegated as needed.

Education, Experience, and Licenses:

  • Requires a Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Business.
  • Requires a minimum of two (2) years work experience in public accounting, three (3) years of progressive work experience in internal audit, or five (5) years of experience in relevant fields providing a good understanding of the elements of the control environment and system of internal controls.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) desired.  At a minimum, must possess the qualifications and ability to sit for the CIA examination.
  • OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Must maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.

Qualifications, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Requires solid working knowledge of accounting and auditing standards and practices.
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing desired.
  • High degree of technical knowledge of financial reporting controls required.
  • High degree of technical knowledge of audit objectives related to initiating, processing, and recording transactions required.
  • Knowledge of federal funding and grant compliance desired.
  • Must have good decision making skills supported by strong analytical and problem solving abilities and professional audit judgment.
  • Ability to use good judgment in the analysis of facts and circumstances to determine the appropriate action(s) to be taken within the limits of standard or accepted practices.
  • Ability to work independently on assignments.
  • Must possess personal initiative, including the ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision and pay great attention to detail.
  • Ability to efficiently plan, schedule, organize, prioritize, control, and accomplish activities and projects simultaneously and within appropriate time constraints.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in meeting and dealing with others.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills and be able to interact effectively with management and employees at all levels within the organization.
  • Must possess good working knowledge of computer workstations, Microsoft Windows operating system, and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
  • Skill in preparing oral and written technical documents and presentations.
  • Ability to use standard flowcharting and narrative techniques to document business processes and applications.
  • Ability to organize and maintain workpapers, records, and files, both electronic and hard copy.
  • Experience with Tribal governments preferred.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.
  • Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm.  Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers.  Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.
  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.
  • Occasionally requires lifting of up to 40 pounds.
  • Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.
  • This position is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.
  • May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during Emergencies, or when the Tribal Emergency Operations Center is opened.
  • Occasionally works ten hours or longer a day, nights and weekends.
  • Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required.

Background Check:

  • Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and may be subject to fingerprinting.