Assistant Director of Fiscal Services


3w ago


5 - 7 years of experience

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Job Description

Statement of the Job:

The Assistant Director of Fiscal Services manages the day-to-day fiscal operations of the Office of Research Administration. The unit provides fiscal services to faculty, staff and administrators engaged in extramurally sponsored activity. The Assistant Director of Fiscal Services leads the fiscal team and is responsible for providing fiscal guidance to the research community and to ensure compliance with sponsor, federal and state regulations, and University policies. Typical hiring range is $75,000 to $90,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Complete Job Description

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world.

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.



  • Master’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in research or university fiscal administration.
  • Strong customer service orientation and demonstrated experience fostering trust and positive relationships with faculty and staff.


  • Demonstrated understanding of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Demonstrated understanding of 2 CFR Part 200: Uniform Administration Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR’s), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and federal agency specific guidelines.
  • Documented analytical and critical thinking skills with attention to detail.
  • The position requires the incumbent to work well under significant pressure and, as a member of a team, to juggle a multitude of tasks simultaneously, and reorder priorities as necessary to carry tasks through to completion and meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work quickly and efficiently using electronic tools (such as General Ledger, Word, Excel, Access, ImageNow, and other database management systems) in a paperless fund accounting environment.
  • Strong proficiency in MaineStreet and Kuali Research.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position

2.) a resume/curriculum vitae

3.) contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:

Review of applications to begin: September 20, 2023

Interviews to begin no earlier than: September 25, 2023

Tentative start date: October 10, 2023

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing 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 nondiscrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 127 Alumni Hall, Orono, ME TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

About University of Maine at Fort Kent

Learn More About University of Maine at Fort Kent
The University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) is a public university in Fort Kent, Maine. It is part of the University of Maine System. UMFK was founded in 1878 as the Madawaska Training School. It became a four-year institution in 1988 and offers bachelor's degrees in a variety of fields. The university has a strong focus on environmental studies and offers a number of programs in that area. UMFK has a small student body and a low student-to-faculty ratio, allowing for personalized attention and a tight-knit community.
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