Accounting Specialist I

      • Job Tracking ID: 512409-739350
      • Job Location: Coos bay, OR
      • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
      • Level of Education: BA/BS
      • Date Updated: August 06, 2020
      • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
      • Starting Date: ASAP
      • Close Date: Open Until Filled
      • Job Type: Full Time
      • Starting Salary: $20.38/hr depending on experience/education
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    Job Description:


    Provide accounting assistance for a variety of programs that require attention to detail and accuracy within the Finance Department.


    • Manage and process Travel Authorization forms and prepare per diems for all tribal government travel within procurement and travel policies.
      • Reconcile monthly credit card statements; journalize transactions, research missing invoices and receipts.
      • Maintain company credit cards records
      • Ensure accounting transactions (credit cards, travel request) are coded accurately and processed/posted timely.
      • Assist payroll specialist to process bi-weekly payroll for Tribal Government as needed.
      • Assist with journal entries relating to payroll and time and effort reports; ensure coding is correct.
      • Ensure confidentiality with payroll and accounts payable related activities.
      • Ensure payroll and accounts payable related activities are in compliance with tribal codes and policies and federal law and codes.
      • Assist with processing check requests via weekly AP check run and urgent check requests as needed.
      • Ensure issuance of PO’s are in compliance with tribal government codes and procurement policy.
      • Responsible for processing PO and check request for the finance team.
      • .Maintain appearance standards as outlined in CTCLUSI policies.
      • Must be able to interact with Tribal members and the general public in a courteous, professional, and efficient manner.
      • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
      • Maintain a good attendance record.
      • Other duties as directed by management.


    • No supervisory authority.


    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.


    • Must be able to walk, talk, hear, use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
    • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
    • Must be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 20 pounds


    • 40 hours per week.
    • Generally Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm with possible occasional evening and weekend work.


    Tribal Administrative Office

    1245 Fulton Avenue

    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

    Experience and Skills:


    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • High School diploma or GED required.
    • Associates Degree in Accounting or Business (or related field) required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • Minimum of two years of accounting experience required.
    • Requires extensive knowledge of 10 Key by touch.
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
    • Possession of good math skills.
    • Valid Oregon driver’s license, adequate transportation, and eligibility to operate GSA vehicles required. This position may include providing transportation for Native and non-Native American clients in tribally owned motor vehicle(s).
    • Must be willing to complete National Incident Management System (NIMS) training for NIMS certification as arranged by the Tribes.
    • Must possess reasonable ability to communicate in English.
    • This is a non covered position and will be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal history background check
    • Must have employment eligibility in the U.S.
    • Indian preference will be observed in the hiring process.