Website Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board
|Job Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
|Reports To:||Chief Executive Officer|
|Supervision:||Accountant, Accounting Assistant, Fiscal Coordinator,|
|Employment Category:||Full-Time, Regular|
Founded in 1986, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (GPTCHB) conducts health research, disease prevention, community outreach, recovery support, and technical assistance alongside the 17 tribes and one Indian Service Area in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. GPTCHB also serves as an advocate to federal agencies, state and local partners, and academic institutions on behalf of its member tribes.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) oversee the financial operations of GPTCHB and provide leadership and focus to the accounting and finance departments to ensure that they operate efficiently and comply with applicable laws and organizational policies. The CFO will partner with the CEO on all operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations to the executive leadership based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis that are in alignment with the strategic goals. The CFO is responsible for the compliance and execution of all federal, state, public and private funding terms and conditions. In addition, the CFO is essential to project a favorable reputation while being fiscally responsible.
Financial and Operational Management
- Ensure cost recovery on all grants and awards.
- Prepare and submit Indirect Rate Proposal and negotiate provisional and final rate.
- Oversee budgeting, and the implementation of budgets, so as to monitor progress and present operational metrics both internally and externally.
- Ensure that finance staff maintains financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and OMB Uniform Guidance, and monitor the use of all funds.
- Oversee the preparation and approval of all financial reporting materials and metrics for funding organizations and GPTCHB board of directors; prepare and communicate monthly and annual financial statements.
- Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting.
- Coordinate all audit activities.
- Review all formal finance procedures, processes, and administration, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing the systems going forward.
Financial Analysis and Planning
- Develop and oversee financial reporting systems that assist in monitoring and forecasting financial targets and ensuring that finances remain within budgeted parameters.
- Develop financial corrective action plans as needed, including policy recommendations and supplemental appropriation requests if necessary.
- Develop and implement strategic long-range financial plans for GPTCHB and its programs, including the 5-year financial plan.
- Analyze and evaluate the financial plans and programs to ensure that financial objectives meet business needs and fiscal health is maintained.
- Develop and analyze expense and revenue trends and projections and alert leadership to financial issues, concerns, and recommendations.
- Ensure and oversee the development and implementation of fee-setting processes for GPTCHB. Work with leadership in the analysis, evaluation, and presentation of fee proposals.
- Analyze and assess the financial viability and impacts of revenue and fee projections, legislation, collective bargaining agreements, and changes in Federal, Tribal, or state regulations that would affect GPTCHB.
- Establish and maintain an effective partnership with Federal, Tribal, state, private and other funding agencies to promote effective financial management.
- Ensure timely responses to audit findings to include providing recommendations and/or implementation of system and policy changes.
- Develop and/or improve systems for supporting new financing or revenue options for programs.
- Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for GPTCHB including revenue/expenses and balance sheet reports and reports to funding agencies.
- Responsible for the submission of expenditures reports with supporting documentation to funding agencies as required.
- Ensure review and presentation of financial reports to the Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors as requested.
- Work with the Chief Administrative Officer in the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for GPTCHB.
- Prepare and submit the annual Form 990.
- Ensure the presentation of the annual audit to the Board of Directors.
- Participate in the ongoing strategic planning process as an integral member of the executive leadership team.
- Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with GPTCHB’s strategic plan.
- Engage the CEO to align financial management with short- and long-term financial planning and projections.
- Serve as the liaison and facilitate collaboration with staff, collaborating investigators, consultants, subcontractors, evaluators, Great Plains Tribes, funding agencies, and all other contributors to organize and produce high-quality competitive applications and reports.
- Provide assistance to staff regarding grant application-related tasks, including budget monitoring and modifications as projects progress, grants closeout, as well as various funded project issues.
- Provide grant application-related training as needed.
- Effectively plan and organize workload and schedule time to meet the demands of the position.
- Work in a cooperative and professional manner with GPTCHB staff.
- Treat Great Plains tribes and collaborators with dignity and respect.
- Utilize effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Abide by the GPTCHB policies, procedures, and structure.
- Attend GPTCHB meetings, events, and other functions as required.
- Advance personal educational development by attending training sessions and seminars as appropriate.
Other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.
- Exemplify excellent customer service with tribal stakeholders, health board colleagues, program partners, service recipients, visitors, and guests.
- Foster a work environment of wellness, courtesy, friendliness, helpfulness and respect.
- Relate well and work collaboratively with coworkers and all levels of staff in a professional manner.
- Familiarity and/or experience working with American Indian populations and respect for and knowledge of traditional, cultural and spiritual practices of diverse American Indian communities, as well as an ability to work with other culturally and ethnically diverse populations.
- Consistently demonstrate respect for and acceptance of differing capabilities, cultures, gender, age, sexual orientation and/or personalities.
- Maintain and ensure organizational privacy and confidentiality.
- Must be able to handle crisis and tolerate stress professionally.
- Must be self-directed and take a proactive initiative to assist others.
- Possess the ability to resolve issues with other departments and co-workers without direct supervision.
- Able to exercise flexibility to alter plans/routines when situations require and continue to perform without projecting stress/frustration that would adversely affect the work environment.
- Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including evenings, weekends and overnight or extended travel as necessary.
- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to community members, consumers and other employees of the organization.
- Proficiency with computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other Internet technologies.
- Valid driver’s license must be kept current, and certificates, credentials or licenses must be kept current and consistent with regulations required by applicable federal, state and/or grant regulations.
- Ability to promote an alcohol, tobacco and drug-free lifestyle.
- Embrace modes of appearance and attire that reflect a professional presence.
- Adhere to GPTCHB policies and procedures.
- Certified Public Accountant preferred, or a Master Degree in Finance or Accounting with two years of experience, or a Master Degree in Business Administration or Bachelor’s Degree with five years of documented accounting/finance experience.
- Preferred experience with Tribal Governments and non-profit management.
- Must pass a financial background check.
- Preferred knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance.
- Preferred knowledge and experience in Abila or applicable Fund Accounting System.
- Working knowledge of payroll and accounts payable functions.
- Ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to be detail oriented.
- Computer and technical skills (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
- Experience that indicates the ability to interact effectively with leaders among American Indian communities, government agencies, scientific and academic communities, medical and health-related organizations, nongovernmental groups and the public at large is preferred.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
The characteristic demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Local and moderate out-of-town travel is required.
The GPTCHB is a tribal organization which follows tribal preference laws. It is our policy to give preference to qualified Indian/Tribal candidates over qualified non-native candidates in hiring decisions if all other qualifications are equal.
Employment is contingent upon the outcome of all required criminal background checks.
To apply, please complete the online employment application found at www.gptchb.org.
For questions, please contact Christina Larson, Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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