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Corporate Controller - listed April 3, 2024


Gana-A'Yoo, Limited
Anchorage, Alaska



Job Description

Gana-A'Yoo, Limited (GYL) is seeking a detailed oriented Corporate Controller to ensure the accuracy and integrity of company financial records. As the Corporate Controller, you will be responsible for providing strategic direction, coordination, and management of the company's accounting functions including payroll, accounts payable, project accounting, and general ledger.

As the Corporate Controller is a senior level position reporting directly to the Vice President of Finance and Accounting this person will require a strategic mindset, a hands-on approach and high degree of professionalism supporting the organization's Executive team, subsidiaries, department managers, and staff. You will lead the effort to ensure accounting and financial systems, processes, workflows, and staff are efficient, keeping costs low, while maintaining quality. If you're hard-working and dedicated, GYL is a great place to grow your career!


Manage the implementation and oversite of accounting systems, internal financial controls, policies and procedures, and desktop procedure manuals to maintain accurate financial records
Supervise and provide support to the payroll, accounts payable, project accounting, and general ledger functional managers
Manage and monitor cash flows for efficient and effective utilization of operating cash
Produce monthly financial reports for the Vice President of Finance and Accounting, CEO, COO, Board of Directors, and other stakeholders
Develop the annual corporate budget and update of monthly forecasts
Manage the yearly financial statement audit, tax preparation, and draft financial statements
Consistently review systems, workflows, process and staffing to ensure operational efficiencies and accuracy of data
Perform GAAP technical research and analysis for review by Vice President of Finance and Accounting
Account for the Gana-A'Yoo Education Foundation and Settlement Trust
Identify and provide training and development opportunities for accounting department
Demonstrate strong leadership and team-building skills and develop and mentor accounting staff. This includes setting performance goals, conducting performance evaluations, and fostering a positive, collaborative, and high-performing team environment

Bachelor's degree in accounting and 10 years of related accounting experience
Minimum of five (5) years of management experience with demonstration of increased responsibility and strong supervisory skills
Experience with Service Contract Act, Davis Bacon, Union Collective Bargaining, and job costing
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), preferred
Demonstrated knowledge of Deltek Costpoint
Proficient with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office 365, and Microsoft Office Suite
Previous experience in Alaska Native Corporations preferred
Ability to pass a background and drug screening

At GYL, we empower our employees in their careers. When you work with us, we will encourage you to follow your passions, and we promise to be committed to your safety, well-being, and professional development.

We treat our team members well - because it's the right thing to do, and because it makes good business sense. At GYL, you will contribute to our mission, making a difference in the lives of our Alaska Native shareholders community. We work with our clients to develop creative solutions with an emphasis on our respect for our land, culture, language, tradition, and one another.


The Corporate Controller will primarily work in an office setting. The office environment is professional, collaborative, and conducive to focused work. The typical office amenities and equipment, including computer, phones, and other necessary tools, will be provided.

This position may require minimal travel.



The position involves predominantly sedentary work. Most tasks will be performed while sitting at a desk or a computer workstation.


Extensive use of computer screens and keyboards is required. The role involves working in various software applications and may require extended periods of screen time.


Minimal physical effort is required. Occasionally, the employee may need to lift or carry light office supplies or materials.


The employees will need to move around the office to attend meetings, access shared resources, and collaborate with team members.


The company is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment. All employees are expected to adhere to safety guidelines and report any safety concerns.


The company is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. Individuals with specific accommodation needs are encourage to discuss them with the Human Resources Department.


GYL is an Alaska Native-Owned Village Corporation serving its more than 2,000 Native shareholders and four villages located along the Yukon River. Alaska Native Corporations are the result of the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, which was signed into law in 1971. The act was intended to resolve long-standing issues surrounding aboriginal land claims, to stimulate economic development throughout Alaska, as well as to settle land and financial claims.

As a historically nomadic people who relied on each other, the concept of sharing is essential in Athabascan tradition. For thousands of years small groups would band together to share resources, helping to ensure both the success and survival of the group. In the Koyukon Athabaskan language, Gana-A'Yoo means "friends together," which is reflected in our logomark's firm arm grip and the value we place on building long-term relationships.

This was the underlying sentiment in 1978 when the shareholders of the villages of Galena, Koyukuk, Nulato and Kaltag made the decision to join together as "friends" and merge into one for-profit village corporation. The company has strong social and cultural ties to its villages and is committed to meeting its economic, social, and cultural obligations to its shareholders.


GYL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religious beliefs, age, disability, U.S veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

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