Finance Director

Job Title: Finance Director
Department: Finance
Reports to: General Manager
FLSA Status: Full-Time Exempt
Opens: August 21, 2023  
Closes: Open Until Filled
Salary: DOQ



Under the general direction of the General Manager, the Finance Director oversees all operations in connection with financial matters, including accounts receivable and payable, payroll, and auditing. Training and supervises the financial department on systems of accounting for both federal and state-funded programs.


Writing policies, and procedures for transacting financial matter which ensures that the financial system is accurate, efficient, and in accordance with professional accounting practices this will also include governmental regulations.


Having knowledge of both Federal and State grants as well as contracts and direct oversight of them.  This position requires knowledge of GASB accounting principles; a thorough understanding of deferred revenues and the ability to communicate professionally respectful, along with the tools needed to get along with many different types of personalities.


This position requires sharing necessary information with program managers and Tribal Council.  The is a fast-paced position requiring a self-motivated person who can multi-task.



The Financial Director develops, implements, and maintains the Financial Department including the goals, project, policies, procedures, and methods. As well as directing the general accounting activities including maintenance of general ledgers, preparing and presenting financial reports to the Tribal Council and to the Program Directors.


Reviewing the payroll records, insurance contracts, cash management of the Tribe’s accounts, fixed asset control.


Prepares monthly and timely financial reports to State and Federal funding agencies; reviews and maintain internal audit control system. Prepares and revises the fiscal operating procedure manual; provide budget assistance and information;


Prepares presents and negotiates the annual indirect cost proposal agreement with the necessary federal agencies; supervises daily accounting operations; supervises and evaluates accounting staff. Provides in-depth data, reports and other information to assist in the preparation of the annual audit; forecast revenues, expenditures, and year-end balances.



  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) in accounting/business
  • Minimum of four (4) years accounting experience in a Finance Director or Lead Financial Manager role, of which three (3) years must have been in a fund/government accounting
  • Experience and knowledge of accounting software
  • Demonstrated experience administering and development of an Indirect Cost Proposals
  • Possess knowledge and understanding of P. L. 93-638 contracts, including State and other Federal grants
  • Possess a working knowledge of the requirements of an SF- 425 financial reporting form for the status of financial data tied to Federal grant awards.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Single Audit Act.



  • Master’s degree in business, accounting, or related field
  • 5 years proven accounting experience in fund or grant accounting
  • Experience with MiP Accounting system
  • Professional accounting certification, including CMA, CGA, or CA
  • Working knowledge of finance law and regulatory standards (GAAP)
  • Experience working with tribal governments or entities
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals
  • Physical Ability to perform essential job functions including, but not limited to, sitting for extended periods of time, stranding, walking, stooping/bending, pushing/pulling (approximately 20 lbs.), lifting (approximately 30 lbs.) and climbing stairs.



Indian preference will be given to candidates showing proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe. In the absence of Indian applications meeting the qualifications as listed above, all applicants not entitled to or who fail to claim Indian Preference, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, political preference, age, religion, or national origin.


Successful Candidate must:

  • Complete and submit a Burns Paiute Tribe Application
  • Submit a cover letter and resume
  • Submit to, and pass a drug test
  • Agree to a criminal background check
  • Sign confidentiality clause
  • Be insurable to operate tribal vehicles (3-year clean driving record)


Return completed Burns Paiute Indian Tribe Application, Cover Letter, and resume, to:


Human Resources Director
Burns Paiute Tribe
100 Pasigo Street
Burns, OR 97720


Fax: 541-573-2323


Email: [email protected]