Bio

Ardis R. (Art) Ribail, CPA, Owner of RS&A has over 30 years of experience assisting Tribes in reaching their financial and economic goals. Art has provided services to Tribal governments in the areas of Indirect cost rate proposal preparation and rate negotiation, audit preparation and GL maintenance services, accounting and auditing, financial and administrative system development, internal control system review and evaluation, and strategic planning, financial forecasting/budgeting and managerial resource planning. Art also provides technical assistance in government-to-government relations including federal contracting issues, fiscal management, and indirect cost negotiations, as well as negotiations of contract support cost claims with the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Services. Art was also previously involved with Trust Fund resolution through participation with the Inter-tribal Monitoring Association on Indian Trust Funds.  Art has served the Potlatch Fund as a Finance Committee member and as Board Treasurer for many years.

Art is a member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and provides webinar and live training services on indirect cost negotiation issues, federal grant and contract compliance issues, as well as other managerial and financial issues that impact Indian Tribes. He is a frequent presenter at conferences hosted by the:

  • Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians
  • Native American Finance Officer Association
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants

as well as by numerous individual Tribal meetings and associations.

Art’s many years of Tribal specific financial and planning expertise will provide your Tribal Council, Members, and Commissioners with services specifically tailored to Tribal governments, their enterprises, and their unique needs.