The University of Southern Maine is at a particularly auspicious time in our history. The President is entering his fourth year of leadership at our University with a steady and purposeful growth plan. Our new Chief Business Officer has been on board for a few months and we are now ready to expand the leadership structure of our Finance Team.
We are pleased to invite qualified applicants to forward their credentials for consideration for the position of Senior Accounting/Finance Director reporting directly to the Chief Business Officer. The successful candidate will be a dynamic finance leader who not only brings the experience of a CPA, but an enthusiastic approach to financial accuracy and transparency.
Our USM community lives the service promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for colleagues who understand that promise and support our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness. This office is located on the Portland campus and serves three unique and diverse campuses – Portland, Gorham and Lewiston/Auburn.
Our University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.
The University of Southern Maine
USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region.
Master’s degree in accounting/finance and CPA experience required.
At least seven years of demonstrated success in senior leadership and supervisory experience in large, complex multi-location organizations.
Must have strong business oral and written communication skills with an ability to interact well with faculty, staff, and the university community.
Excellent technical accounting skills, analytical, problem solving, collaboration skills, maintain focus, successful execution of plans, and closure of projects.
Advanced technical accounting, tax compliance, internal controls, and grants and contracts knowledge.
Knowledge of sophisticated enterprise resource planning systems. Experience working with queries
Ability to develop and maintain accurate reports of financial information for relevant internal and external reporting and compliance requirements, statements, financial modeling, and forecasts.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion.
Experience in a higher education environment is strongly preferred.
Knowledge of GASB and FASB higher education financial statement and A133 audits.
Advanced proficiency with business applications including Microsoft Office Suite, knowledge of automated financial systems, and PeopleSoft software.
Excellent technical accounting skills and knowledge including higher education accounting, IRS requirements for not-for-profit organizations, compliance with government grants, compliance with educational assistance programs.
Employees enjoy a comprehensive benefit package that features competitive coverages spanning health care, vision, and dental as well as group life, short-term and long-term disability. Defined and deferred pension and compensation plans are available through TIAA with the University of Maine System matching the former up to 10% of the employee’s annual salary.
Generous 100% tuition waivers are available to our employees, and their dependents are eligible for a 50% tuition waiver.
Recognizing a Work/Life Balance
The University of Maine System has recently reinvested in its Wellness Program to support our employees and their families. Attractive incentives are tied to completion of such activities as preventive care visits with physicians and both in-person and telephonic coaching programs resulting in reduced premiums and modest cash awards.
In addition, through Cigna, the System’s health care partner, Employee Assistance Program options are available to each and every member of the USM community.
Annual leave and sick time are accrued at a very reasonable rate resulting in opportunities to achieve a positive and healthy work/life balance.
Apply online at: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs. You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.
All required materials must be submitted by September 30, 2018.
Appropriate background checks will be conducted on the successful candidate.
USM/UMS is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About University of Southern Maine
USM is the comprehensive regional and urban institution in the University of Maine System which is comprised of five academic units on three campuses. The Portland campus is located in Maine’s largest city (population 66,000), within a thriving economic and cultural region of the state, on beautiful Casco Bay. Gorham is 10 miles from downtown Portland in the midst of scenic New England countryside. Lewiston-Auburn is located midway between the coast and the mountains, 30 minutes north of Portland. Located a two-hour car drive north of Boston, Portland offers a low crime rate, lack of congestion, excellent cultural and outdoor activities, and a beautiful setting, just minutes from both beautiful sandy beaches and the famous rocky coast of Maine.
The University has an institution-wide commitment to inclusion, diversity, multiculturalism, and community. We actively engage in recruiting a diverse workforce and strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. USM provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community. The University is committed to student success, active learning, and community engagement.