Suquamish Tribe seeks new Finance Director

The Suquamish Tribal Council and Executive Management are seeking highly qualified applicants for our full-time Finance Director position to oversee the financial management of the Suquamish Tribal Government.

The Finance Director Responsibilities:
Works closely with the Suquamish Tribal Council, and Executive Director to develop strategies for short and long-term financial planning, and the development of a master budget to ensure financial stability and economic success of the Tribe. The Director will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of all fiscal operations of the government including planning, organizing, and controlling financial resources and expenditure processes. The Director is responsible for leading 10 FTE Finance personnel, and oversite of BIA, IHS, grant, and tribal funding, cash management, debt management, purchasing and investment policy. The Finance Director will prepare indirect cost proposals, assists in preparation of the annual audit and is responsible for maintaining accurate records of all expenditures by fund source. Is responsible for the hiring and management of finance staff, and ensuring compliance with all regulations, standards and legal requirements affecting the tribe’s finances.

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Tribal Council saddend to announce loss of Suquamish Elder

The Suquamish Tribal Council is saddened to announce the loss of our treasured Tribal Elder Nancy McPherson.

She died from injuries sustained in a tragic accident when she and her husband Donald were hit by a vehicle while the couple were on their daily walk in Suquamish on April 6.  The accident occurred as they were crossing Suquamish Way near the House of Awakened Culture.  Donald is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center.

“Nancy was a treasured member of our community and will be dearly missed,” said the Council in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Don and the rest of Nancy’s family.”

The Suquamish Tribe’s Human Services Department is assisting the family with arrangements. Details on a memorial service will be announced as they become available.

The accident is currently under investigation, but initial reports indicate speed or intoxication were not a factor.