Senior Accountant - Special Revenue

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The Senior Accountant-Special Revenue performs a variety of financial duties and related business functions. Performance required is at a professional accounting level involving various duties pertaining to federal/state fund accounting for contracts and grants and financial reporting.


  •  Responsible for the activity of the special revenue ledger to include monitoring of balance sheet accounts, individual funds and accounts; collection of data for the annual MD&A as required by GASB34.
  •  Prepare the annual indirect cost proposal and all supporting schedules in proper form with the responsibility for timely submission to the Office of the Inspector General.
  •  Supervise, train and serve as a backup for the Program Accountants and when required may serve as a backup for the Comptroller
  •  Approve all monthly journal entries for processing; responsible for ensuring that journal entries are accurate, proper and have complete supporting documentation for the transaction.
  •  Research outstanding audit findings and assist in the preparation of corrective plan of action.
  •  Monitor and maintain the Community’s major fund accounts.
  •  Approve all In-House Budget Changes (Special Revenue) for departments and forward to Budget Office.
  •  Assist departments with internal and inter-departmental procedural and administrative problems as directed.
  •  Reconcile the Community’s fund accounts working with the Benefits and Pension departments to ensure claims and contributions are accurate.
  •  Has drawdown signature authority on all contracts and grants and ensures cash maximization policies by the timely drawdown of funds and cost reimbursement requests.
  •  Responsible for the accuracy of and timely submission of the monthly, quarterly and annual/final reports which the Program Accountant prepares.
  •  Responsible for the year-end closing of the contracts and grants, ensuring that all expenses incurred have been accounted for and all income requested has been credited.
  •  Responsible for the review and approval of contracts that are funded with Federal/State or other grants and contract funding.
  •  Perform responsible administrative work involving the study and application of administrative system, policies, procedures, and practices, as directed by the Comptroller.
  •  Assist the Comptroller in the preparation of the Community’s indirect cost proposal.
  •  Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports, financial statements and/or reconciliations.
  •  Maintain liaison with Program Directors, and Contracts & Grants Administration to coordinate financial activity.
  •  Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting or closely related field and four (4) years of successful experience in federal/state grants, contracts/governmental accounting, auditing or closely related financial activity; and which includes 2 years of supervisory experience.

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Gila River Indian Community
Mary Valenzuela
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