Staff Accountant

Job Title: Staff Accountant
Department: Finance
Reports to: Finance Director
FLSA Status: Non Exempt-Part-time or Full Time
Opens: Feb. 20, 2024
Closes: Open till filled
Salary: DOE



Junior Accountant can expect to: prepare spreadsheets and update databases, while maintaining accuracy, completeness, conforming to standards, and performing under deadlines. The position will assist in drafting and preparing project deliverables and support the team in all facets of everyday project production. Junior Accountant will analyze information and documents to assist Staff and Senior Accountants in account statement analysis, financial document analysis, lease analysis, ownership determination, and recommended action proposal.



  • Ability to learn techniques and processes related to document search, document analysis, and verification of Indian Trust ownership and develop the ability to put into writing the recommendation for distribution of the funds.
  • Assist in the production of Recommended Action Forms (RAF), financial, and supporting documents for approval to BIA agency to distribute residuals.
  • Assist Senior Accountant Project Lead in planning for distributions, field contacts, and field visits.
  • Update databases as needed for tracking, documents, offsets, and distributions.
  • Establish and maintain contact with personnel in Lenexa for questions of document types and document requests.
  • Entry of requests for documents into DaRT for Youpee and SDA searches at the AIRR.
  • Maintain all files, boxes and cabinets in an orderly and logical format.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Bureau of Trust Funds Administration (BTFA) and Office of Troubled Agency Repair (OTAR) business partners and clients that promote the functionality of the project as a whole.
  • Meet project deadlines with the flexibility in changing project direction and able to travel.
  • Maintain all files, boxes and cabinets in an orderly and logical format.
  • Data Entry.
  • In the absence of the Administrative Assistant will cover front desk, phones, process incoming and outgoing mail, etc.
  • Copies, collates, and binds reports, etc.
  • Make weekly bank deposits.
  • Review and approve work of coworkers.
  • Audit Readiness – Prepare for and assist with annual audit of Accounts Payable, Grants, Contracts, and Fixed Assets.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related.
  • Alternative: Associate Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an accounting or finance in Tribal government operations and accounting / finance field.
  • Fields of Experience: entry level accounting or finance.
  • Strong computer skills utilizing HRIS, MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and other systems.
  • MIP Payroll & Human Resource Management system and implementation experience is a plus.



  • Basic accounting principles and practices (debit / credit, transactions).
  • Effective communication.
  • Skills in resolving problems impacting people, process and program issues.
  • Ability to operate independently where appropriate, and to understand when to escalate issues to the Finance Director for review, guidance and/or resolution.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with peers, subordinates and superiors through contributions provided in team settings, working groups, and committees.
  • Effective leadership / management skills with success in motivating and positively impacting teams.
  • An understanding of humanistic management and the ability to “manage” cultural differences.
  • Unparalleled problem-solving and multi-tasking finesse; relentless customer service and tenacious desire to succeed.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple and changing priorities.
  • Ability to remain calm and centered in stressful or demanding situations.
  • Provide the highest level of integrity to maintain and safeguard employer confidentiality.




Attendance and Dependability: The employee can be depended on to report to work at the  scheduled time and is seldom absent from work. Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious, about assignments.


Communication and Contact: The employee communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company.


Relationships with Others: The employee works effectively and relates well with others Including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. The employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works, to maintain constructive working relationships.



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]