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Seeking Junior Staff Accountant, Albuquerque, NM








Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States






Junior Staff Accountant, Albuquerque, NM

Full Time

Junior Staff Accountant, Albuquerque, NM

Join the team who values your skills and expertise. Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) serves federal clients with time-tested solutions that increase their effectiveness through the intelligent use of technology. CNT helps you make the most of your skills by taking a personalized approach to solving clients' toughest challenges. This approach gives customers the support they deserve and the quality they expect from a team that can handle every detail a team of experts, like you.

Cherokee Nation Technologies is part of Cherokee Federal – a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients.
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Junior Staff Accountants can expect to: prepare spreadsheets and update databases, while maintaining accuracy, completeness, conforming to standards, and performing under deadlines. The position will assist in drafting and preparing project deliverables and support the team in all facets of everyday project production. Junior Staff Accountants will analyze information and documents to assist Staff and Senior Accountants in account statement analysis, financial document analysis, lease analysis, ownership determination, and recommended action proposal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Individual must have the ability to learn techniques and processes related to document search, document analysis, and verification of Indian trust ownership and develop the ability to put into writing the recommendation for distribution of the funds.
Assist in the production of Recommended Action Forms (RAF), financial, and supporting documents for approval to BIA agency to distribute residuals.
Assist Senior Accountant Project Lead in planning for distributions, field contacts, and field visits.
Update databases as needed for tracking, documents, offsets, and distributions.
Establish and maintain contact with personnel in Lenexa for questions of document types and document requests.
Entry of requests for documents into DaRT for Youpee and SDA searches at the AIRR.
Maintain all files, boxes and cabinets in an orderly and logical format.
Establish and maintain professional relationships with BIA, BTFA and OTAR business partners and clients that promote the functionality of the project as a whole.
Must have the ability to meet project deadlines with the flexibility in changing project direction and able to travel.
Maintain all files, boxes and cabinets in an orderly and logical format.

Supervisory/Management Authority:
There are no position(s) that report to this position.

Education and/or Experience:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree.
Alternative: Associate Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related with 2+ years of experience in an accounting or finance related field.
Years of Experience: 0-2 years’ experience, depending on education (see above)
Fields of Experience: entry level accounting or finance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The Junior Staff Accountants must possess the following additional skillsets:
Basic accounting principles and practices (debit/credit, transactions)
Effective communication
Problem solving
Computer literacy including proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
Ability to travel on a limited basis, as required.
Ability to pass a background investigation and drug screening.
Cherokee Federal is a Native American Preference Employer
The Contractor agrees to give preference to Indians who can perform the work required regardless of age (subject to existing laws and regulations), sex, religion, or tribal affiliation for training and employment opportunities under this contract and, to the extent feasible consistent with the efficient performance of this contract, training and employment preferences and opportunities shall be provided to Indians regardless of age (subject to existing laws and regulations), sex, religion, or tribal affiliation who are not fully qualified to perform under this contract.