Position: Chief Financial Officer

Program:        Northern Arapaho Finance Department

Salary:            Negotiable

Opening:        OPEN UNTIL FILLED


The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of the Tribe’s operations and also provides leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts of the Tribe. The CFO reports directly to the Northern Arapaho Business Council and is responsible for analyzing and reviewing financial data, overseeing investment activity, reporting financial performance, overseeing budgets, and monitoring expenditure costs. In addition the CFO shall perform the function as financial advisor to the Tribe in all aspects of the Tribe’s business ventures/enterprises.


Reports to Northern Arapaho Business Council

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic business advice to the Business Council
  • Manage banking and investment firm relationships
  • Manage third party service providers including auditors and consultants
  • Manage and oversee accounting staff (accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, grants compliance and budget analyst).  
  • Establish and implement short and long-range department goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures.
  • Prepare, implement, and maintain Internal Control Policies and Procedures, Accounting Policy and Procedures, Investment Policy and Procedures.
  • Coordinate and monitor the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, budgets, special analysis and information reports.
  • Present asset and financial performance report to the Business Council at regular intervals
  • Analyze cash flow, cost controls and expenses. Analyze financial statements to pinpoint potential weak areas
  • Identify and evaluate the Tribe’s risk areas and provide the annual audit plan
  • Create, coordinate and evaluate the financial programs and supporting information systems of the Tribe to include budgeting and conservation of assets
  • Oversee budgets and financial activities of the Tribe’s government and enterprise funds
  • Oversee the approval and processing of revenue, expenditure, department, budgets, account maintenance and data entry
  • Interview, hire, and train employees; plan, assign and direct work, appraise performance, reward and discipline employees, address complaints and resolve problems
  • Interact with program directors to provide consultative support for planning initiatives through financial and management information analysis, reports and recommendations. 


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a closely related field. CPA, Masters Degree preferred, with a minimum of five (5) years experience or progressively more responsible financial, accounting and supervisory experience
  • Advanced knowledge of governmental accounting and business accounting and auditing standards and practices.
  • Knowledge of Native American Culture and experience with Tribal Government issues strongly preferred.
  • Above average understanding of process flow and procedures
  • Able to demonstrate good planning, organizing, and coordinating skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communicating and report writing skills
  • Able to work effectively under time pressure constraints
  • Have a proven ability to handle personal and confidential information in a professional manner
  • Able to work evenings, weekends and holidays if necessary
  • Able to travel for business as needed
  • Must be bondable

How to Apply

Complete Northern Arapaho Tribal Application form and submit to the N.A.T. Human Resources: P.O. Box 396, Ft. Washakie, WY 82514 or submit in person to Human Resources located at the Tribal Complex Building, 533 Ethete Rd, Ethete, WY.

Applications can also be obtained on our website at www.northernarapaho.com click on Online Job Application.  For more information call 307-332-2499 Fax to: 307-335-3596