The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California is always looking for great people to work full-time, part-time, emergency hire in all positions and all of our locations. These positions perform all duties associated with the operation of the Carson One Stop, Chevron Station, and Travel Plaza. Selected Employees will be responsible for assisting customers, operates cash register, stocks, cleanliness of store, inventory and setup; loss control.   Day/Evening shift and hours vary. Rate of pay is dependent on experience. Must submit and pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check. See below for the latest postings.

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California

Accountant I

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Posted On: Wednesday, 14th June 2017
Department: Finance
Location: Gardnerville
Gardnerville, NV
Job Type:
Full Time Exempt
Pay Rate: $37,231 - $55,847

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision the Accountant I is responsible for performing general ledger and related accounting functions for multiple funds, enterprises, and departments owned or administered by the Washoe Tribe. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

Preferred Skills:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepares accurate financial reports to departments and agencies within and outside of the Washoe Tribe.
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with Program Managers and Directors of assigned funds, enterprises or departments.
  • Prepares account analysis of specific accounts.
  • Prepares bank reconciliation.
  • Assists accounting clerks in daily maintenance of accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, purchase orders, encumbrances and check requests.
  • Prepares accurate monthly financial reports.
  • Schedules and prepares financial reports required by funding agencies.
  • Acts as departmental supervisor in the absence of the Finance Director.
  • Uses MIP accounting software and Microsoft Office software to maintain the general ledger and related journals in accurate and timely order.
  • Compiles reports showing statistics of receipts, expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, profit and loss, fund balance and other items pertinent to business or administration operations.
  • Reviews and approves purchase order requests and check requests.
  • Reviews receiving reports and matches to purchase orders in order to close/complete purchase order or process partial payment.
  • Prepares and executes reimbursement requests and draw requests.
  • Applies Washoe Tribal Policies and Procedures consistently when approving or authorizing transactions.
  • Reconciles bank statements, credit card reports, general ledger accounts and other data, accurately tying detailed information to ledger totals.  
  • Creates and generates spreadsheets as required.
  • Prepares and sends monthly, quarterly and yearly financial reports.
  • Assists with fixed assets as needed.
  • Assists in supply inventory and ordering.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by: conducting research; attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; and conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, accounting, or other related field and two years of experience in general ledger accounting with a governmental entity or for multiple companies owned by one organization, or two years as an Accountant Entry Level; or a combination of education and experience.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.
  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background


  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications:

  • Knowledge of traditional form of government and tribal customs and traditions.
  • Knowledge of payroll practices, policies, procedures, and reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and record-keeping practices.
  • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
  • Knowledge of computerized general ledger accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of Government Contracts and Grants funding concepts or ability to learn.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
  • Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results.
  • Ability to interpret applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • Ability to learn or operate MIP fund accounting software application.
  • Ability to learn or utilize Microsoft Word “Business Suite” applications, with intermediate Excel skills.
  • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).
  • Skill in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing operational and financial reports.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and meeting strict deadlines.
  • Skill in filing and math.