Accounting Technician (Finance)

Gardnerville, United States

Position Title

Accounting Technician (Finance)

Job Type





NE10 (16.32 - 22.84)




Position Summary

Under direct supervision the Accounting Technician verifies and enters transactions; balances and reconciles reported activity to source documents; performs data import and export; conducts routine purchasing, and prepares reports. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Minimum Qualifications
  • • Associate’s Degree in business, accounting or related field and two (2) years of experience as an Accounting Clerk; or 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
  • • Verifies and enters transactions and budgets into the general ledger or other databases using Excel, specialized software and import/export routines.

  • • Reconciles finance department or program activity including bank statements, sales and register reports, cash receipts, inventory or asset schedules, and third party records.

  • • Researches transactions and financial data; organizes data and prepares reports for internal and external users.

  • • Conducts routine purchasing and prepares small contracts.

  • • Validates disbursement requests and credit card expenditures against applicable budgets; applies Tribal Policies and Procedures and any special requirements of funding sources.

  • • Verifies, calendars or tracks financial or payroll data through logs, files, or databases; responds to related inquiries.

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

  • • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), including computerized accounting, bookkeeping practices, and record keeping procedures, as well as appropriate local, state, and federal regulations and requirements.

  • • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.

  • • Knowledge of research methods and techniques.

  • • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office “Business Suite” applications, with intermediate Excel experience. Experience with MIP fund accounting software.

  • • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing.

  • • Ability to maintain, interpret, and analyze financial records.

  • • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • • Ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds, employees and officials.

  • • Ability to work independently and efficiently under stressful conditions, make solid decisions, and exercise independent judgment.

  • • Ability to meet strict time lines.

  • • Ability to interpret policies and procedures.

  • • Ability to adequately train co-workers as needed.

  • • Skill in using computerized accounting software programs, office equipment including 10-key adding machine, and word-processing and spreadsheet programs.

  • • Skill in statistical compilation and analysis.

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.