Staff Accountant

University of Maine System | Farmington, ME

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Posted Date 9/18/2023

Staff Accountant

Full-time, Regular, Exempt Position


Are you ready to take your accounting career to the next level? Do you thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment where your skills are valued, and your contributions make a real impact? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!


As a staff accountant at the University of Maine at Farmington, you will be an integral part of our finance team, responsible for a wide range of accounting tasks that are crucial to our operations. You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of professionals, collaborate on exciting projects, and contribute to our continued success.


Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the annual salary range is mid $40s to mid $50s, plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.


Review of applications begins immediately.  For full consideration, materials must be submitted by October 6, 2023. The position will remain open until a qualified candidate is hired.


University of Maine at Farmington:

The University of Maine at Farmington is the birthplace of public higher education in Maine and has earned a national reputation for excellence. Established in 1864, it is a small, selective public liberal arts college, serving primarily full-time, traditional-age undergraduates in a residential setting. UMF offers quality programs in teacher education, human services, arts and sciences and professional studies. At Farmington, students feel connected, deeply woven in the roots of the community. Through hands-on learning, the sharing of ideas, debating of issues and pursuit of research, our professors become an active part of their student’s lives helping them engage and succeed in a place where they are valued, inspired and empowered. Located in the foothills of the mountains of western Maine, UMF offers the perfect mix of the active outdoor lifestyle with the quintessential New England college town. With enrollment at around 1,800 full-time students, UMF is about the same size as many of New England’s most selective private colleges and offers many of the same advantages, yet at a very affordable price—providing a tremendous college value in a spectacular natural setting. 



  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics, or business administration with a concentration in finance or related field.
  • At least 3 years experience in finance, accounting, economics, or business administration.



  • Master’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, or business administration with a concentration in finance or related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year of finance or related field experience.
  • Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local grant regulations.
  • Grant reporting.


The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.


In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5713, 207-581-1226.  TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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