Chumash Enterprises

Executive Director of Accounting, Shared Services

ID 2023-1404
Position Type


This role acts as a subject matter expert and advisor to support financial reporting and all relevant accounting functions for Chumash Enterprises, providing services to Business Committee, Enterprise Leadership, and Tribal Communities. This role and its function are part of the Finance shared services model, serving multiple business groups enterprise wide.


Responsible for establishing appropriate policies, procedures, and controls to be consistent with General Accepted Accounting Principles and other regulatory/advisory organizations. Manages the shared services platform for Accounts Payable, Cash Operations, payroll, and other departments. Has the responsibility of maintaining a sound financial control and reporting systems through implementation of enterprise-wide accounting policies, processes, and technologies.


This role and its function are part of the Finance shared services model. A Team Member in a shared service structure, works within a dedicated business unit (including people, processes, and technologies) that is structured as a centralized point of service and is focused on defined business functions. These units typically serve multiple business groups enterprise wide, and typically have established Service Level Agreements.


  • Oversees and manages the day-to-day accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and payroll. Ensures efficient and timely consolidated close, and reporting.
  • Leads Budget projection reporting and analysis and ensures proper financial reporting of investments. Ensures compliance with applicable tax laws, payments, and reporting.
  • Tracks capital projects and land acquisitions including supervision of month-end and maintenance of fixed assets. Collaborates with cross-functional teams to analyze project costs, budget variances, and profitability.
  • Leverages the ERP, and additional finance technology solutions for continuous process improvement to move the enterprise towards higher levels of efficiency.
  • Recommends measurements in the form of key performance indicators to measure enterprise success in support of key accounting and compliance functions to include financial close, grant compliance, capital projects accounting, payroll, accounts payable, and financial reporting.
  • Approves and oversees Enterprise month-end close calendar and significant journal entries; responsible for general ledger account balances through proper account analysis; prepares/reviews month-end financial statements for submission to the Business Committee and General Council.
  • Applies a working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations; ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Government Auditing Standards (GAS), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Uniform Guidance for grants; verifies documents for completeness and compliance with government and private agencies.
  • Direct preparation of quarterly financial reports in conformance to requirements under bank reporting and covenant compliance, as needed.
  • Coordinate with internal and external audit firm for periodic reviews and annual audits as required.
  • Develops and documents the new process, policy, procedure, service level agreements and controls for the shared services model, benchmarked with industry standard performance targets across the enterprise.
  • Research grant reporting, eligible expenses, and income recognition requirements; governmental reporting requirements and tax related issues as needed.
  • Provides information to the Business Committee, General Council, management, and staff; provides advice on fiscal policies, operations, and procedures of operations; Collaborate with all Chumash business entities and attend committee meetings to discuss business and finance related issues.
  • Maintains knowledge and establishes and adheres to tribal accounting, fiscal and employment policy, and procedure.
  • Builds a work environment that promotes teamwork, partnership, recognition, mutual respect, collaboration, performance feedback/management, and Team Member satisfaction while role modeling the company values, behaviors, and culture of One.Team. Chumash.
  • Performs other duties and manages other finance and accounting teams as assigned.


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Accounting; CPA designation preferred.
  • Ten years of experience as a Controller or in a similar role and responsibility.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint, is required.
  • Proficiency in accounting software, payroll systems and ERP systems; experience with NetSuite or Oracle is preferred.
  • Strong background in project accounting, including tracking project costs and analyzing financial performance is a big plus.
  • Employee must apply for, receive, and maintain a gaming license from the Tribal Gaming Agency.
  • Native American hiring preference applies.
  • Financial Awareness: Actively seeking opportunities to optimize financial costs and investments when making decisions that have a financial implication.
  • Problem Solving: Having the ability to identify problems and issues of varying complexities and to find effective solutions with few guidelines.
  • Written Communication: Expressing ideas and opinions clearly in properly structured, well organized, and grammatically correct reports or documents; utilizing language and terminology that is understandable for the reader.
  • Oral Communication: Shaping and expressing ideas and information in an effective manner.
  • Results Orientation: Being persistent and showing perseverance on achieving concrete and tangible results out of personal responsibility; getting optimum results from situations and being ready to take action and show tenacity in case of obstacles or resistance.


585 McMurray Road

Minimum Pay Rate

$201,764 annually

Maximum Pay Rate

$252,204 annually


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