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Accounts Payable Technician

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It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.


The Accounting Technician A/P supports the Chickasaw Nation Industries Corporate Finance Department by performing administrative and financial responsibilities to ensure the efficient and timely payment of goods and services. This position assists in a variety of activities to successfully support the full life cycle workflow of invoice processing, document control and related records management.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Examines, classifies, records and processes financial and purchase card transactions, obligations, accruals and payments concerning services, supplies and materials.

Receives vouchers via mail or electronically. Obtains necessary approvals for voucher processing.

Works directly with vendors and CNI representatives to resolve voucher issues.

Obtains invoice approvals based on ISO procurement work instructions.

Ensures accuracy, and issues timely vendor invoice payments.

Provides weekly forecasting reports of all outstanding vouchers.

Examines all expense reports and subcontractor travel expenses to ensure accuracy and compliance with Federal Travel Regulations and CNI travel policy.

Works with Accounts Receivable Department to ensure accuracy related to direct billable costs from vendors. Provides copies of related invoices.

Assists with annual 1099 reporting.

Proactively stays current and up-to-date on assigned CNI email account. Works cooperatively with the Accounts Payable team to help manage the department email account for receiving electronic invoices.

Maintains Standard Operating Procedures and desk references to ensure up-to-date accuracy.

Takes initiative to prioritize work and to meet all specified deadlines.

Serves as a departmental backup, and assists others within the department on an as needed basis.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.


Must have Associate’s degree and relevant accounting experience as specified below, or equivalent combination of education / experience.  Specialized experience, skills, knowledge, training or certifications may be considered in lieu of degree requirement.

Accounting Technician 1 – Minimum of 1 year relevant experience

Accounting Technician 2 – Minimum of 3 years' relevant experience

Accounting Technician 3 – Minimum of 5 years' relevant experience

Accounting Technician 4 – Minimum of 7 years' relevant experience


Operational knowledge of standard office and accounting principles, practices and procedures

Working knowledge and understanding of accounts payable processes

Working knowledge of accounting records management and filing processes

Skilled proficiency in the use of Microsoft Windows and Office programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) with ability to quickly grasp specialized automated systems

Proficient in the use of standard office equipment such as computers, 10-key adding machines / calculators, copiers, fax machines, telephone systems and office automation systems

Ability to use 10-key calculator by touch

Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Excellent customer service skills with ability to represent company in a positive and competent manner

Solid organization skills relevant to carrying out day-to-day responsibilities with ability to manage multiple priorities

Extremely detail-oriented with ability to quickly grasp business needs and issues

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment toward the successful achievement of goals



Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


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 of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protects status.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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