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Posted on: June 28, 2021

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Finance Director


The Accountant is a highly responsible administrative position providing the agency with accurate, timely bookkeeping and accounting support including payroll, accounts receivable and payable, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, and cash flow management.  The Accountant also provides administrative support for other office functions, including contacts maintenance and file management.

The Accountant operates according to AVCOG bylaws and policies, and applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations, and under the general guidance and direct supervision of the Finance Director. Performance is evaluated upon observation and results.

Essential functions

  • Record accounts receivable for various grants/projects
  • Prepare invoices for accounts payable
  • Accurately record monthly credit card expenses, ensuring proper backup for all charges
  • Support all check runs, including gathering approved vouchers and preparing checks
  • Process cash receipts and loan payments
  • Process payroll and bi-weekly time sheets
  • Performs monthly closing procedures
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts
  • Maintain contacts management database records
  • Purchasing, ensuring compliance with federal procurement standards
  • Support staff with timesheets, accounts payable and receivable, program reports, as well as other requests


  • Good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated careful attention to detail and superior accuracy in work
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully as a part of a team

Required education 

  • Associate’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university 

Preferred education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, from an accredited college or university
  • Three (3) or more years of accounting experience, to include fund accounting
  • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Nonprofit, state, federal funding

Additional eligibility requirements

  • Possession of valid driver’s license

Working conditions/physical requirements

  • Moderate physical effort required; normally seated or standing with freedom of movement on a regular basis; operating office equipment, and handling books and supplies.  Extensive periods may be spent operating a computer. Use of hands and wrists in frequent repetitive motions.  Interaction with others via face-to-face communication, telephone, email, and written correspondence.  Flexibility of motion; ability to lift up to 10 pounds is required.
  • Driving, occasional travel, and extended hours are required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and the level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

AVCOG is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary.

Applicants should submit their resume, minimum salary requirements and three professional references to  The position will remain open until filled.

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments

Attention: Lisa Bonney

125 Manley Road

Auburn, ME 04210

Equal Opportunity Employer


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