Chickasaw Nation Industries

Senior Accounting Analyst

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
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The Office of Historical Trust Accounting (OHTA) provides historical accountings of Individual Indian Money (IIM) accounts and litigation support for trust fund related litigation filed by Indian tribes against the United States. The Senior Accounting Analyst works collaboratively with the prime contractor and the OHTA to ensure high standards of accounting analysis are accomplished in support of current litigation and settlement efforts. 


The Senior Accounting Analyst serves as a “go to” source for evaluating issues of complexity and exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and criteria for obtaining results.  This position requires the ability to apply wide-ranging, deep professional knowledge to resolve issues in effective ways and works with multiple historical accounting systems in the thorough analysis, reporting and archival of historical accounting information.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Analyzes critical information related to historical accountings of Individual Indian Money (IIM) accounts and trust fund related litigation filed by Indian tribes.


Works as part of a team focused on identifying, locating and securing available data / records necessary to conduct and support historical accounting efforts.


Works with multiple historical accounting systems in the thorough analysis, reporting and archival of historical accounting information.


Produces delivery ready reports for use in information and settlement meetings. 


Follows established processes for archiving and retaining work products.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or other related field of study, and a minimum of four (4) years related financial analysis experience; or equivalent combination of education / experience. 



Public trust clearance required



Knowledgeable in performance of historical account reconciliation

Proficient knowledge of GAAP, GAAS, federal regulations and guidelines

Working knowledge in application of government accounting standards, including cash and accrual accounting 

Adept in data analysis and data reporting skills with solid systems and process orientation skills

Excellent Microsoft Office skills with proficiency in SQL, Microsoft Access, VBA and Microsoft Excel, as well as ability to quickly grasp specialized automated systems

Excellent verbal and written communications skills with ability to produce professional accounting and financial reports

Highly organized with ability to manage multiple projects and priorities

Excellent customer service skills with ability to be self-motivated

Extremely detail-oriented with ability to quickly grasp business needs and issues

Working knowledge of accounting records management and filing processes

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment toward the successful achievement of goals



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports and business correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers and coworkers. 



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


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