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Junior Staff Accountant at

Junior Staff Accountant

Albuquerque, NM Full-Time
$38,000 - $45,000/Year
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Join the team who values your skills and expertise. Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) serves federal clients with time-tested solutions that increase their effectiveness through the intelligent use of technology. CNT helps you make the most of your skills by taking a personalized approach to solving clients' toughest challenges. This approach gives customers the support they deserve and the quality they expect from a team that can handle every detail a team of experts, like you.

Cherokee Nation Technologies is part of Cherokee Federal – 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. For more information, visit [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Junior Staff Accountant .


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. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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, BTFA and OTAR 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.
  • Maintain all files, boxes and cabinets in an orderly and logical format.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • There are no position(s) that report to this position.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree.
    • Alternative: Associate Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related with 2+ years of 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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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.
  • Ability to pass a background investigation and drug screening.
  • Cherokee Federal is a Native American Preference Employer
  • The Contractor agrees to give preference to Indians who can perform the work required regardless of age (subject to existing laws and regulations), sex, religion, or tribal affiliation for training and employment opportunities under this contract and, to the extent feasible consistent with the efficient performance of this contract, training and employment preferences and opportunities shall be provided to Indians regardless of age (subject to existing laws and regulations), sex, religion, or tribal affiliation who are not fully qualified to perform under this contract.

Work Environment:

  • Office environment in a secured federal facility and remote work required.  Some travel may be required.  During COVID closures, employees are expected to provide a suitable work environment with adequate connectivity to enable expected productivity and seamless collaboration.
  • Pursuant to U.S. Presidential Executive Order 14042, Cherokee Federal is now requiring that all employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8th and going forward. Prospective employees will fall under this requirement and proof of vaccination will be required for on-boarding, should you be selected. Limited exemptions for religious or medical reasons will be considered.
  • TEMPORARY NOTE: On Tuesday, Dec. 7, a federal judge issued an injunction blocking President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors (EO 14042). Cherokee Federal is monitoring the court case and awaiting a final ruling. As a result of the injunction, Cherokee Federal is halting the enforcement of the mandate, however, if the injunction is lifted and the mandate remains, Cherokee Federal must reenact its vaccine requirement.

About the Team

Cherokee Federal is a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S.  As a trusted partner, the Cherokee Federal team of companies manages nearly 2,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, engineering and manufacturing and mission solutions portfolios – ranging from advanced data analytics and telehealth to cybersecurity, cloud and logistics.

Since 2012, our team of companies has won $6 billion in government contracts and completed more than 5,300 federal missions.  Our 3,600+ employees work in 20+ countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why Cherokee Federal? Visit to learn why you should join our team!


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and we prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status or for inquiring about, discussing, or disclosing compensation.. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites:   and 

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