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SALARY: $106,539.00 - $157,148.00 Annually OPENING DATE: 04/12/10 CLOSING DATE: 04/25/10 11:00 PM http://www.srpmic-nsn.gov/employment/ DEFINITION: Definition: Under general direction of the Treasurer, demonstrates expertise and in-depth acumen regarding both Treasury Operations and Finance with exemplary cash management skills necessary to assist the Treasurer with maintaining liquidity and safeguarding the financial assets of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. At the direction of the Treasurer, serves in an advisory capacity to the Tribal Council regarding all aspects of the Community’s financial activities. Helps serve to protect the financial integrity of the Community and to provide sufficient funds for SRPMIC to operate effectively. Assists in managing and developing the Community’s strategic, long-term cash flow. Implements and oversees the Community’s cash management, liquidity management, cash flow modeling and forecasting. Provides financial analysis of economic opportunities presented to the Community and, when appropriate, its Enterprises while monitoring the Community Enterprise’s financial and operational effectiveness. In addition, assists in managing financial compliance, taxation, Trusts and retirement plans. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt. EXAMPLES OF TASKS: Distinguishing Features: The Deputy Treasurer is distinguished from the Treasurer by providing strategic focus and financial planning primarily to the Tribal Government at the direction of the Treasurer. While the Deputy Treasurer is capable of providing the same financial related services for the Community’s Enterprises, the Treasurer is tasked with working with the SRPMIC Enterprises while managing and overseeing the financial health of the Community, its Enterprises and serves as the financial surety of the Community. The Deputy Treasurer exhibits a distinct focus on fiscal responsibility tempered by a duty to serve Community members when carrying out assigned job tasks. Essential Functions: Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification. Tasks: 1. Mentoring, Supervision, Workflow & Leadership: Provides mentoring, supervision and leadership to assigned staff. Assists the Treasurer in guiding the future direction of the department, understanding directional impacts on programs, services and determining how current and future programs can be best utilized for the benefit of the Community. Evaluates and improves the effectiveness and efficiency of direct reports and service delivery by utilizing industry benchmarks, evaluating feedback from internal and external clients while acknowledging and practicing cultural awareness. Implements Best Business Practices for Treasury services and financial analysis. Develops and implements a support services framework and system that is tailored to accommodate the Community’s needs. Effectively and clearly communicates Department goals and objectives. Partners with Tribal Government Departments, Divisions and Enterprises to continuously improve operational policies, practices, procedures and methodologies. Mentors assigned direct reports and other Treasury staff so they attain the technical and customer service skills along with experience necessary to perform independently and attain further career progression goals. 2. Strategic Planning & Cash Management: Focuses on the strategic financial planning, cash management, fiscal integrity, responsibility and solvency as required by the SRPMIC Tribal Government. Ensures all applicable and standard fiscal safeguards, policies, practices and procedures are developed, properly executed, monitored and improved. Develops and implements a sound financial planning and oversight process to ensure the Treasurer’s Department is performing its own due diligence in providing the necessary fiscal oversight necessary for the successful operation of the Tribal Government. 3. Economic Analysis: Assists the Treasurer by researching and analyzing general economic, business and financial conditions and their impact on the Community’s investments, cash flow, operations and its strategic plan. Completes reports, slide presentations and other materials as requested by the Treasurer. 4. Financial Oversight: Oversees the Tribal Treasury operations management function including banking system administration, funds (cash) management, liquidity management, cash forecasting, analysis and ongoing evaluation. When appropriate and if approved, recommends and implements changes to information and technology systems, continued development of electronic commerce, Minors Trust and Protected Persons Trust, defined contribution plans, investment accounting, investment administration and other treasury operations duties as assigned by the Treasurer. Oversees the Tribal tax function including administration, collections, tax audits and monitoring of tax laws, issues and matters of tax compliance. Oversees financial and economic analysis including discounted cash flow analysis, business analysis and other financial analysis as determined by the Treasurer. Such oversight will not interfere with the direct line of authority of the Community Manager or other financial related stakeholders. Provides processes, practices, procedures and systems necessary to maintain proper financial records and adequate financial planning controls and services. Analyzes operating results of Tribal Government based on standardized practices, objectives and industry guidelines. 5. Treasury Financial Operations: Assists the Treasurer in managing the Community’s relationships with financial institutions, the Enterprises, insurance providers, external auditors, rating agencies, investors and other related entities. At the direction of the Treasurer, assists the financial officials of Tribal Government and its Enterprises with various financial transactions. Assumes the most complex and sensitive assignments from the Treasurer. 6. Advisory & Consulting Role: Develops a consultative and mutually supportive relationship with the Treasurer and Treasury Department staff by instilling a measure of confidence and reliability in the overall judgment, leadership and financial subject matter expertise provided. Demonstrates initiative and provides an innovative approach to financial analysis of the Tribal Government’s fiscal affairs and how results and recommendations are presented to the Treasurer and Tribal Council. At the direction of the Treasurer, acts in an advisory capacity to the Treasurer, Tribal Council, Tribal Government officials and Enterprise Boards of Directors regarding financial issues, audits, budgets and forecasts. 7. Financial Oversight: Acts in a backup/secondary role in overseeing functions such as the defined contribution plan or 401(k) retirement plan, property and liability insurance administration, relationships with outside auditors, Budget & Records Department, information technology, other departments of the Tribal Government and the Enterprises regarding strategic and financial planning, internal controls and operational efficiencies. Provides assistance as directed by the Treasurer that ensures that financial policies, practices, procedures and records are in full compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations and standard practices. As directed by the Treasurer, interfaces with the Investment Committee. 8. Economic Development: Assists with high level financial planning and projections necessary for establishing new Enterprises and other general economic development projects. Performs financial analysis for economic development projects to ensure the best use of Community capital. 9. Financial Reporting: Provides and prepares obligatory financial reports to the Treasurer, banks and government agencies timely and as required. Examples include: Bank Compliance Certificates Cash Position Report Investment Reports Cash flow forecasts Various financial performance reports 10. Tax Collection & Reporting: Monitors the Tax Collection & Reporting Division of the Treasury Department charged with the collection of Community taxes, fees and valuation of property for tax assessment. Conducts regular audits of the Transaction Privilege Tax payments, lease rental payments and other collected revenues. Administration: At the direction of the Treasurer, the Deputy Treasurer will from time to time provide administrative assistance. 11. Miscellaneous: Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Treasurer or Tribal Council. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics: Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Knowledge of generally accepted financial principles, and Government Accounting and financial Reporting Standards. Knowledge of independent Community enterprise operations. Knowledge of budget development, monitoring and reporting principles and practices. Knowledge of economic development and investment. Knowledge of SRPMIC property tax and assessment related laws and ordinances. Knowledge of tax assessment, collection and reporting operations. Knowledge of employee training and supervision principles and practices. Knowledge of fiscal reporting requirements for local government and for- profit Enterprises. Knowledge and thorough understanding of automated financial management systems, financial analysis and administration, governmental reporting as well as state and local tax reporting requirements. Knowledge of cash receipt, disbursement and reporting procedures, investment instruments, municipal bonding, debt service practices and payroll methods. Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the Community Council, Community members, Community Manager, Tribal Enterprise management as well as Department management and staff. Skill developing and/or revising narratives, procedures, flow charts and guidelines to ensure sound fundamental internal control and risk assessment, financial, business and administrative processes. Skill understanding and applying complex policies, procedures, rules, regulations and guidelines. Skill developing and executing strategic business plans. Ability to interact with Community members, the banking community, Enterprise Boards of Directors, Administration staff, SRPMIC employees, contractors and outside governmental entities. Ability to implement and modify the SRPMIC long-term financial plan and provide financial oversight to SRPMIC Enterprises and Tribal Government Divisions. Ability to develop annual budgets, maintain budgetary controls and evaluate operating results in relationship to costs, operating policies and trends that meet operational objectives and increase profit opportunities. Ability to operate a personal computer and appropriate software, utilize databases, develop new systems, reporting mechanisms, etc. as needed. Ability to create and analyze financial models for a variety of businesses. Ability to make clear and concise written and verbal presentations and to respond to requests in a timely manner. Ability to speak effectively to large groups. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications: Education and Experience: A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Economics, Management, Business or a closely related field is required, AND A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in financial management, strategic planning, financial analysis, cash management and financial administration required. o 7 years progressive business management experience required. o 5 years senior level management experience required. o 3 years government finance experience preferred. CTP preferred. CCM preferred. Government business tax assessment experience preferred. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is preferred. Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered. Insurability: Must possess a valid Arizona operator’s license and be insurable under the tribal insurer requirements which are outlined as follows. Must be at least 18 years of age and have one (1) year of driving experience in the class of vehicle operated. Driving disqualifications will occur if during the last three (3) years, the driver has any of the following convictions: for a felony; sale, handling or use of drugs; alcohol or drug related offense that is automobile related; three (3) or more speeding violations; more than two (2) speeding tickets in excess of 15 mph; one or more other serious violations. “Serious violations” are defined as: driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs; violation for alcohol offence during use of a vehicle; failure to stop/report an accident; driving while impaired; making a false accident report; homicide, manslaughter or assault arising out of the use of a vehicle; driving while license is suspended or revoked; racing; attempting to elude a police officer. Other disqualifications would include having a driver’s license suspended or revoked and involvement in two (2) or more chargeable incidents. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Special Requirements: May be required to work beyond normal work hours including nights, weekends and holidays. o Employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug screening and background check. Must have no felony convictions. o May be required to travel.