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Copper River Native Association
February 27, 2024
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Under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) oversees all fiscal operations to fulfill the CRNA Promise Statement and Strategic Plan.

Strategic Leadership

  • Collaborate with the Senior Management Team (SMT) in the development of strategic plans, with particular focus on the financial implications of varied initiatives.
  • Present consistent and transparent financial reporting to multiple stakeholders and audiences including the BOD, SMT, owner tribes, community gatherings, and company annual meeting.
  • Conduct financial feasibility forecasts to ensure that current and projected expenditures are in line with overall goals/objectives. Recommend yearly budget for Board approval.
  • Coordinate with SMT on equipment purchases, lease arrangements, construction of additional building facilities, management of organization portfolio of investments and financing arrangements.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources in the development and continuous review/improvement of optimum employee compensation and benefit strategies.

Risk Management

  • Regularly assess policies, procedures, and compliance calendar to ensure up to date compliance to federal, state, granting agency, contractual requirements and generally accepted accounting procedures (e.g., HRSA requirements that apply to FQHCs). Supervise the preparation of financial regulatory reports including FSR, UDS, Medicare, and Medicaid Cost Reports, and IRS Form 990.
  • Evaluate and oversee all organizational insurance policies, and ensure the ongoing maintenance of all policies including general liability, property, malpractice, operations, vehicle and directors and officers.
  • Oversee the contract process to manage potential risks. Update contract management policies and procedures throughout the organization. Prepare and/or review proposed contracts, leases, formal agreements and other financial instruments. Ensure pricing negotiation, objectives and favorable outcomes and contract terms are compliant with applicable regulations.
  • Set standard of ethical conduct for department staff by exhibiting high ethical principles at all times.

Financial Management

  • Develop and uphold effective internal controls to safeguard assets and reliability of financial statements. Including receipt of revenue, costs, program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Coordinate and supervise the annual audit. Ensure the timely submission of audit filings and corporate tax filings, and all other filings
  • Direct the preparation of all financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, financial reports. Oversee and manage accounting, tax and statutory reporting. Analyze this financial data and report it, in an accurate and timely manner. Clearly communicate monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements. Monitor progress and changes and keep CEO abreast of financial status.
  • Supervise staff and their development. Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities, and collaborate with HR to develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals.
  • Maintain detailed accounting records for property, plant & equipment which include asset description, location, accurate determination of cost, useful life of assets, residual value, depreciation charges, disposition, and appropriate tax data.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with financial institutions, independent auditors, consultants, vendors and related third-party relationships
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the CEO.

Fund Management/Sustainability

  • Strategic oversight of all project, program and grant accounting. Ensure expenditures are consistently aligned with approved budgets throughout the grant/fund period and submit accurate financial reporting materials. Ensure compliance with all rules and regulations regarding use of funds and reporting requirements.
  • Oversee post-award administration of grants, including, but not limited to grants receivable, cash draw-downs, indirect costs, sub recipient monitoring, audit requirements and account close-out.
  • Ensure accurate tracking of temporarily restricted assets in accordance with Board or grant restrictions. Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with investment guidelines.
  • Partner with and provide advice to SMT in the annual budgeting process for all operating units. Compare budgets to actual results to identify, explain and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Review and monitor cash flows for operations.
  • Oversee efforts to maximize third-party reimbursement.
  • Study long-range economic trends and project their impact on future growth. Work with investment bankers and funding sources to raise additional capital required for expansion.


  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Excellent Fund Accounting Skills.
  • Proficient in database and accounting computer application systems.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships throughout CRNA and with outside contacts.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, internal controls, and financial management.
  • Knowledge of Indian Health Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs funds.
  • Strong understanding and sensitivity to Alaska Native culture and lifestyle, with demonstrated experience working effectively with Alaska Native population.
  • Strong written, analytical, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills with sensitivity to lifestyles of targeted participants.
  • Skills in operating personal computer using a variety of computer software.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and produce timely and accurate written reports.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality as required for HIPAA and other regulations.
  • Ability to learn and apply program/agency operating policies and procedures.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                                       

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance required.
  • Five (5) years of experience in financial management and contract compliance, including work with federal and state government contracts.
  • Three (3) years of experience setting up manual and computerized accounting systems, internal controls, and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA).
  • A combination of experience, education, and training may substitute for degree requirements.


  • Ten (10) years of experience in financial management and contract compliance.
  • Federally Qualified Health Center experience.
  • Alaska Tribal Health Organization (THO) experience.
  • Skilled in converting accounting software.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The work is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 25 lbs. The majority of work is performed in an office setting with a wide variety of people with differing functions, personalities, and abilities. CRNA is a smoke free and tobacco free campus. May require local travel between compact services of CRNA which may involve exposure to extreme weather conditions. Works in an environment where protection of client confidentiality is essential. Personal Protective Equipment will be provided when and where needed.


Supervision Received:

Work will be monitored through meetings, reports, and regular communication with the immediate supervisor. General guidelines for operations are based on program requirements, conditions of grant award(s), and the general policies and procedures of CRNA. 

Supervision Exercised:

Position will exercise supervision of assigned staff and complete required documentation, including performance evaluations, training, and general oversight through direct reports.


Contacts include and not limited to volunteers, organizational staff, clients, and outside agencies.


  • All employment at CRNA is “at will.” This means that the employee or CRNA may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.
  • CRNA is a no tolerance workplace. All employees must pass an initial and random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.
  • CRNA has several positions that require a criminal background check for the safety of our clients. All employment offers in the “covered” classification are conditional until CRNA has received a Federal criminal background check verifying eligibility to work in these programs.
  • First Aid/CPR certification must be obtained within 90 days of hire for required positions.
  • As applicable by position and company policy, must meet standards for fitness for duty, immunizations, credentialing and privileging.

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