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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Director of Accounting in Mashpee, Massachusetts

The Director of Accounting performs highly specialized accounting work required to maintain the general ledger of the MWT and oversees the accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash reconciliations, payroll and post-award grant accounting functions. Working under the direction of the Tribal Comptroller, the Director of Accounting directs and coordinates the daily activities of the accounting staff. Ensures the prompt and accurate recording of revenues, expenditures, assets and liabilities, while maintaining the integrity of internal controls. Leads the monthly close process. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Oversees daily accounting activities including but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, prepaid expenses, post-award grant accounting and accruals. Responsible for the quality of the data entered into the accounting system and the accuracy of the trial balance. Manages the monthly accounting close process and oversees the monthly reconciliation of general ledger accounts. Ensures prompt and accurate month-end and year-end closings while maintaining compliance with GAAP. Supervises, directs, and reviews the workflow of the accounts payable staff, including ensuring accurate recording of invoices, timely payment, and overseeing the management and reconciliation of the accounts payable module of the financial system. Supervises, directs, and reviews the work of the accounts receivable staff, including ensuring accurate recording of charges, timely drawdowns of grant awards, timely collection of receivables, accurate recording of cash receipts, and overseeing the management and reconciliation of accounts receivable. Supervises, directs, and reviews the work of the payroll staff, ensuring accurate processing of weekly payroll and all related tax and compliance filings. Manages the integration of system payroll data with the financial and human resource systems. Oversees monthly cash account reconciliations, ensuring accurate and timely reconciliations and resolution of old outstanding items. In collaboration with the Tribal Comptroller, evaluates accounting policies and procedures identifying weaknesses in internal controls. Designs appropriate corrections to strengthen internal controls. Provides staff leadership and support to the annual financial statement audit. Provides coaching, mentoring, and guidance to effect positive outcomes. Performs other accounting assignments and tasks as required and requested by the Tribal Comptroller. Preference is given to qualified Native American candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act) of 1934 (Title 25, U.S.C., Section 472)