Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.


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






Job Title:




Reports To:

Director of Finance


Accounting Manager, Accounts Payable Supervisor

FLSA Status:


Pay Grade:


Job Type:

Regular, Full-Time


Job Summary:

The Controller is responsible for month end close and producing monthly internal financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  This includes but is not limited to, general ledger maintenance, balance sheet reconciliations and review, financial & ad hoc reporting, oversight of data entry and budget maintenance, and monthly meetings with departments to review their financials.


Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Provide monthly financial statements for management personnel.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the chart of accounts.
  • Work in conjunction with the Grant Compliance Officer to ensure grants are being tracked properly.
  • Assists with annual budget compilation and upload into accounting software.
  • Monitors balance sheet activity and prepares reconciliations as necessary to gain a thorough understanding of balances.
  • Prepares schedules and work papers for annual financial audit as well as oversees the coordination of the audit.
  • Maintains good working relationship with accounting department staff as well as departments throughout CITC.
  • Maintains client confidentiality.
  • Completes special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Assist accounting staff and department staff with inquiries.
  • Assist in quarterly and year-end tax filings.
  • Provide regular ongoing supervision to Accounting Manager and Accounts Payable Supervisor.
  • Complete staff evaluations.
  • Conduct regular staff meetings.
  • Address personnel issues.
  • Interview and hire new staff.
  • Responsible for staff training.

Job Specifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop comprehensive work plans for short, mid-range and long-term projects such as financial analysis for operating departments; for accounting and internal control considerations and the skills to manage such projects along with the demonstrated ability to perform many of the related project tasks.
  • 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.
  • Financial and audit skills commensurate with a corporation the size and functional orientation of CITC and its affiliates.
  • Self-starter, requiring minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate ethical conduct


  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or business administration/finance with an emphasis in accounting.
  • Four years experience of increased responsibilities in fund accounting that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
  • Experience with complex consolidated financial statement preparation, including all statements, footnotes and management discussion and analysis.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • CPA/CMA preferred.
  • Valid Alaska Drivers License and be insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon completion and receipt of a satisfactory state and federal background check.

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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