Associate Vice President of Accounting, Reporting and Treasury

The University of New England (UNE), a private research university and the largest private university in Maine, invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President of Accounting, Reporting and Treasury (AVPART). Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration (SVPFA), the AVPART is responsible for accounting, cash management, financial reporting, endowment investment reporting, post-award grant reporting, financial audits and compliance, and other treasury functions. The AVPART is also responsible for developing procurement services and overseeing risk management. In addition to leading all day-to-day accounting operations and managing a team of finance and accounting professionals, the AVPART will be a key advisor to the SVPFA on fiscal and operational issues, a relationship builder who will guide campus leaders on finance and accounting procedures and explore ways the AVPART areas of oversight can best support their operations.




The incoming AVPART will be a proven leader and financial executive with progressive experience related to fiscal affairs within a complex and vibrant organization, preferably within higher education. They will have a successful, proven record of sound administrative and financial judgment. High integrity with strong interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills. Their career will demonstrate progressively responsible leadership roles within financial administration.


Full details can be found in the Position Profile.




The Search Committee will begin a review of applications late January and continue its work until an appointment is made.


Application Due Date: February 11, 2022


Application Materials Must Include:


  • Letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics and priorities expressed in the leadership profile
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Five professional references with emails, telephone numbers, and a description of the candidate’s professional relationship with each reference listed (references will not be contacted without prior written authorization from the applicant).


Responses: Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to:


Position Profile:




The search is being assisted by Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Plympton and Ms. Monica Burton, Executive Search Consultants, AGB Search.



Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.



In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy, for most positions. Applicants who believe they are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine mandate may seek the exemption through Human Resources after they receive a conditional offer of employment. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be finally employed or permitted to work if they are not vaccinated unless they request an exemption and are granted one.