Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

Senior Accountant - E-Line Media

Job ID
# Positions
Accounting (ACCT)
Full-Time, Regular






Job Title:

Senior Accountant



Reports To:

Director of Finance, E-Line Media



FLSA Status:


Pay Grade:


Job Type:

Regular, Full-Time


Job Summary:

The Senior Accountant position is responsible for serving as a key member in the finance department and prepares accounting information for assigned organizations to assist in producing financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Senior Accountant is responsible for general ledger maintenance, balance sheet reconciliations, financial & ad hoc reporting, oversight of data entry, and overhead & fringe allocations.  The Senior Accountant serves as a coach and mentor for those in the Accounting Technician role.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and complete month-end close procedures; includes adjusting journal entries, revenue accruals and fringe & overhead allocations.
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly balance sheet account reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting and ledger maintenance – follow-up on discrepancies.
  • Prepare and record monthly equity method investment account transaction(s).
  • Assist in preparation of monthly management report and accompanying schedules, worksheets and narratives, including “Budget vs. Actual” variance reports.
  • Invoice customers in accordance with contract terms and maintain Accounts Receivable.
  • Reconcile employee credit card expense reports.
  • Review accuracy of data entry by Accounting Technician for assigned organizations.
  • Responsible for maintaining the chart of accounts for assigned organizations.
  • Assist in preparing schedules and work papers for annual financial audits of assigned companies.
  • Develop procedures to improve efficiency for accounting processes and financial reporting.
  • Backup to the Accounting Technician (accounts payable processing, cash management, posting cash deposits and payroll processing).
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Specifications:

  • In depth understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and thorough knowledge of accounting procedures.
  • Experience with general ledger functions and month-end/year-end close process.
  • Experience analyzing financial data and preparing financial reports.
  • Must be able to effectively handle several projects simultaneously in order to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with department management and staff, and to effectively communicate with regulatory and taxing authorities.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written, with a particular emphasis on the presentation of financial material.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented with strong organization and time management skills.
  • Willingness to take ownership and work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to identify errors and offer effective solutions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • Five years progressively responsible experience in accounting that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities or any equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel experience.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory report from a state and federal background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Quickbooks or Microsoft GP experience.
  • Public Accounting experience.

Additional Information:

Hiring preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act.



The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job.  It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job.  Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.




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