Accounting Manager


Position Title

Accounting Manager

Job Type





E9 (54510.0 - 81765.0)




Position Summary

At the direction of the Controller, the Accounting Manager performs general ledger and related accounting functions for multiple funds, enterprises, and departments owned or administered by the Washoe Tribe. The Accounting Manager also performs a portfolio of accounting and analytical tasks as required. The Accounting Manager may hold the Delegation of Authority for the Finance Department in the absence of the Chief Financial Officer and the Controller.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, major in accounting, or other field of business, with an emphasis in accounting and four (4) years of experience in general ledger accounting either with a governmental entity or for multiple companies owned by one organization; or three (3) years of service as an Accountant for the Washoe Tribe; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Government Accounting Standards, maintains the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers in accurate and timely order using MIP fund accounting software.

  • Prepares and submits reports in compliance with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.

  • Uses independent judgement to research, interpret and apply federal grant management requirements as set forth in applicable sections of the Code of Federal Regulations as well as specific contractual provisions for awards and contracts.

  • Prepares internal financial reports and develops budgets for Program Managers and Directors of assigned funds, enterprises, or departments.

  • Prepares schedules and reconciliations in preparation for internal and external audits.

  • Calculates and issues financial and operating metrics (“dashboard reports”).

  • Develops and maintains working relationships with Program Managers and Directors of assigned funds, enterprises, or departments.

  • Maintains the capital asset database including the functions of acquisition, depreciation, and disposition.

  • Supervises the Tribe-wide physical asset inventory process.

  • Performs risk management functions including tracking of property and liability claims, liaison with insurance brokers and insurance carriers, and participation in the procurement of insurance coverage lines.

  • Plans workload and insures that deadlines are met.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by: conducting research; attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; and conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.

  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to stand; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level.