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Junior Staff Accountant, Albuquerque, NM, US ID#17153


Junior Staff Accountants can expect to: prepare spreadsheets and update databases, while maintaining accuracy, completeness, conforming to standards, and performing under deadlines. The position will assist in drafting and preparing project deliverables, and support the team in all facets of everyday project production. Junior Staff Accountants will analyze information and documents to assist Staff and Senior Accountants in account statement analysis, financial document analysis, lease analysis, ownership determination, and recommended action proposal. 

Individual must have the ability to learn techniques and processes related to document search, document analysis, and verification of Indian trust ownership and develop the ability to put into writing the recommendation for distribution of the funds.

  • Assist in the production of Recommended Action Forms (RAF), financial, and supporting documents for approval to BIA agency to distribute residuals.
  • Assist Senior Accountant Project Lead in planning for distributions, field contacts, and field visits.
  • Update databases as needed for tracking, documents, offsets, and distributions.
  • Establish and maintain contact with personnel in Lenexa for questions of document types and document requests.
  • Entry of requests for documents into DaRT for Youpee and SDA searches at the AIRR.
  • Maintain all files, boxes and cabinets in an orderly and logical format.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with BIA, OST and OHTA business partners and clients that promote the functionality of the project as a whole.
  • Must have the ability to meet project deadlines with the flexibility in changing project direction and able to travel.


  • This position reports to the Program Director and the Senior Accountant Project Lead position, and may report to a Senior Staff Accountants from time to time.
  • There are no position(s) that report to this position.


  • Education: Bachelor Degree.
    • Alternative: Associates Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related with 2+ year’s experience in an accounting or finance related field.
  • Years of Experience: 0-2 years experience, depending on education (see above)
  • Fields of Experience: entry level accounting or finance

The Junior Staff Accountants must possess the following additional skillsets: 

  • Basic accounting principles and practices (debit/credit, transactions)
  • Effective communication
  • Problem solving
  • Computer literacy including proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Ability to travel on a limited basis, as required


Office environment in a secured federal facility.

About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.
Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.
Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.

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