Senior Staff Accountant

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Building an economy that works for everyone

Do you have a background in accounting? Are you looking to apply your accounting and business skills in an impactful way? Want to be part of a team who shares your passion for helping to create a strong Maine economy by supporting small businesses, workforce development, good jobs and environmental sustainability?

Then we want to hear from you…

CEI’s mission is to help grow good jobs, environmentally sustainable enterprises, and shared prosperity in Maine and in rural regions across the country by integrating financing, business and industry expertise, and policy solutions.

The Senior Accountant will work with Director of Accounting and the accounting team and other managers to provide accounting, analysis and regulatory support for various programs to meet fund reporting requirements. The role provides leadership and guidance to the accounting staff.

The role is based out of our Brunswick, Maine headquarters. Presently all CEI staff are working remotely so reliable home wi-fi is essential for the role. CEI continues to monitor the COVID-19 crisis and is developing a return to the office policy for September of 2021. The policy will be in compliance with federal and state CDC guidelines and with a specific plan in place that ensures the safety of our staff and clients.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Works with Director of Accounting to coordinate and integrate timely, reconciled and accurate financial statements, reporting and analysis for CEI and subsidiaries, including oversight of program and loan fund accounting and reporting, budgets and variance analysis.
Assists with budget development, as well as monitoring results to ensure budgetary variance analysis and compliance with applicable regulations and policies.
Oversees appropriate charging against program and intercompany budgets.
Works with Director of Accounting and others to respond to questions from funders, employees, census bureau surveys, and management as needed.
Prepares or reviews balance sheet general ledger accounts to ensure proper monthly reporting.
Provides support as required for all audits, financial and regulatory.
Monitors daily cash activity, prepares cash reports, and performs online banking tasks.
Provides guidance, training and advice to accounting staff as needed.
Acts as a backup to the Fund Accountant and other staff as needed
Alignment with CEI’s mission and values.

Qualifications and Skills: Qualified candidates will have a passion for accounting and compliance. This includes a critical attention to detail and accuracy coupled with the ability to work independently and prioritize workload to ensure accurate and timely delivery of work. Additionally, to be successful in this role the individual must have strong analytic and problem-solving skills. They will have the proven ability to work collaboratively within teams and cross-departmentally; demonstrating competency and establishing trust.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field and 5+ years of relevant experience – nonprofit or fund/grant accounting experience strongly preferred. Candidates must have experience with budget preparation and control, compliance, management and financial reporting in a diversified organization. Strong technical abilities using MS office systems, including high proficiency in Excel, Word and accounting software.


Our staff is essential to our mission. As a result, CEI offers a competitive compensation and benefits package for our permanent positions, including health-, dental-, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending, health savings account, travel reimbursement, wellness programming and reimbursement, retirement plan with discretionary company contribution, generous time off and schedule flexiblity, paid holidays and a commitment to helping staff achieve a healthy work/life balance.

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture and workforce reflective of our mission, values, and communities we serve. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When applying, please submit a cover letter that details your interest in this position and why CEI’s mission is important to you. Cover letters are required in addition to your current resume.

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