Self-Governance Communication & Education Tribal Consortium

Osage Nation Job Announcement: Self-Governance Financial Analyst

Position: Self -Governance Financial Analyst

Department: Office of Strategic Planning and Self-Governance

Immediate Supervisor:  Director

To Apply:

General Description

The purpose of the position is to perform routine budget administration functions in the formulation, execution and review of the appropriated budgets for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Services Self-Governance programs. Throughout the year, this position will periodically monitor the budget by reviewing reports and accounting records to determine allocated funds have been expended as appropriated.

Provides financial analysis pertaining to funding agreements, including analysis of funding distribution methodologies and negotiation strategies, as well as preparation of financial attachments to agreements. Provides monitoring and oversight by tracking funding allocations, reconciling payments, and negotiating outstanding claims.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required; Master’s preferred
  • A minimum of six (6) years of Tribal Government Accounting
  • A minimum of four (4) years of related professional experience in Self-Governance program implementation and financial analysis
  • Must have extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Must have knowledge of financial statements, ledgers, journals and computer technology
  • Must be able to analyze accounting records and reports and prepare concise and relevant reports
  • Must be able to carry out complex tasks such as cost analysis and impact analysis
  • Must be a highly self-motivated individual
  • Must maintain confidential records and data
  • Must provide superior customer service
  • Must maintain a professional attitude and appearance that positively represents the Nation
  • Requires a high level of personal integrity and ethics
  • Requires a high level of problem solving skills
  • Requires familiarity with grant writing, administration, and compliance with grant regulations
  • Requires familiarity with the concepts of project management
  • Requires familiarity with the concepts of budget development and compliance with Tribal budgets
  • Requires familiarity with planning concepts and processes including but not limited to program planning
  • Requires willingness and ability to learn new skills, including travel to conferences and training sessions
  • Requires ability to use Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Requires good interpersonal communication and team work skills
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Must be able to pass drug/alcohol testing
  • Must have a valid driver’s license – may be required to drive GSA or Nation vehicles

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitors payment and reconciles funding provided under existing Funding Agreements for the Department of Interior (DOI) and Indian Health Services (I.H.S.)
  • Maintains complex databases, registers, and other accounting/tracking systems to monitor and track obligations, expenditures and flow of funds
  • Develops real time tracking spreadsheets showing monthly allocations and calculations for contract support costs according to the most current formulas
  • Reconciles reports from the Accounting Department with the Funding agreements
  • Tracks funding allocations and annual expenditures for “earmarked” self-governance programs to insure compliance with federal appropriations law
  • Analyzes funding distribution methodologies and prepares negotiation strategies for annual negotiation of DOI and IHS Funding Agreements
  • Reviews and analyzes proposed funding distribution methodologies as they are revised; i.e., General Assistance, law enforcement program fund allocations, contract support cost allocations, and pay costs allocations
  • Monitors and prepares comments or other input from the Nation regarding the Federal Appropriations processes, primarily for HHS, DOI, DOJ and DOL
  • Provides technical support leadership regarding Indirect Cost, audit resolution, budget and other financial matters such as to support claims, resolve issues and correct deficiencies as needed
  • Participates in negotiations for any outstanding claims of unpaid self-governance funds, including program funds as well as contract support funds, and associated financial research and analysis, including Prompt Payment Act interest
  • Represents the Nation on national and regional Inter-tribal working groups to develop options and recommendations for resolving outstanding issues and fund distribution, insuring that the Nation’s views and interests are represented
  • Prepares and provides reoccurring and special reports, presentations that explain the status of funds, expenses, and obligations to management and leadership
  • Reviews budget submissions and obligation documents for reasonableness, accuracy and conformance with procedures and guidelines
  • Functional understanding and ability to use MS Excel and other Microsoft products like MS Access (Database)
  • Prepares detailed budget charts, graphs, tables and spreadsheets as need
  • Assists with drafting budgets for legislative purposes
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director