Director of Accounting

Company: Coastal Enterprises Inc CEI

Location: Brunswick, ME

Job Function: Accounting


Who we are: 

Headquartered in Maine, CEI is a community development finance institution that is a national leader in rural economic and business development. CEI’s mission is to build a just, vibrant, and climate-resilient future for people and communities in Maine and rural communities. We do this by integrating finance, business expertise, and policy solutions in ways that make the economy work more equitably. 

Over 70 percent of our financing and advice go to businesses expanding opportunities for low-income communities, communities of color, and others who our economy has left behind. Learn more about working at CEI here 

What we believe:  

Stewardship: As careful, responsible managers of the resources entrusted to us, we recognize that our decisions and actions have near – and long-term impacts for people and the planet  

Equity: We work to ensure that all people, especially those facing individual or systems barriers to opportunity, can secure a livelihood that enables them to build assets and share prosperity.  

Diversity: We engage diverse staff, board members, and partners who bring lived experience, community connections, and know-how to the problems we aim to solve.   

Innovation: We foster creativity and entrepreneurial spirit at CEI, through our networks, and in the communities we serve.  

Collaboration: We share knowledge, practices, and resources, and partner with people and organizations to deepen our mission impact.   


We are looking for our next Director of Accounting to provide technical expertise and leadership to the accounting team and work closely with CEI’s CFO to bring success and improvement to the accounting operation at CEI.


Some of your key responsibilities in this role will be:  

You will provide technical accounting direction, expertise, and leadership to CEI’s Accounting Department.

You will ensure that appropriate systems and industry best practices are in place to effectively maintain accounting and financial management and internal controls. 
You will ensure a timely period closes and the production of financial statements.
You will oversee the day-to-day financial and accounting operations and internal controls. 
You will help your team grow, by providing coaching, mentoring to team members, and identifying training needs. 
You will oversee all technology usage and implementation in the department.
You will manage reports to external stakeholders and ensure legal and regulatory compliance. 


Preferred candidates will have:  

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and 7+ years of successful experience in the combination of these areas: accounting, small business finance, real estate development and institutional investments; preferably in a non-profit setting.   

CPA, preferred active.

Robust working and technical knowledge of GAAP. 
Experience and competencies in not-for-profit accounting and exposure to banking/financial services accounting.
Experience being a people manager; 
mentoring, coaching, and supporting staff development.  
Computer fluency and financial systems expertise, and experience with software implementation. 
Collaboration and communication skills to operate within a complex organization.

Compensation and Benefits

Other details:   

This is a full-time 40-hour-per-week position with excellent benefits and generous time off. We work in a hybrid model, two days in the office, and three days at home. This position is based out of our headquarters in Brunswick, ME.   

CEI’s compensation philosophy is to attract, motivate, and retain high-performing employees who are committed to the mission, values, and business success of CEI. While maintaining fiscal responsibility, we pay our employees fairly and consistently relative to the market, reward the achievement of individual, team, and organizational goals; and provide an environment for people to engage in impactful, mission-driven work. The range posted for this role indicates the minimum and maximum we’d offer for a qualified candidate, dependent on experience and qualifications. 

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. isanaffirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. 

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