VP of Finance

Prentiss & Carlisle, a leading forest management firm and timberland services provider, has an opening at their Bangor, Maine office for a full-time VP of Finance. Founded in 1924, Prentiss & Carlisle operates in Maine, New York and Ontario, Canada and manages the activities on approximately 1 million acres of timberland on behalf of its clients.

Headquartered in a beautifully updated historic home in downtown Bangor, Maine, Prentiss & Carlisle hires the hardest working, most knowledgeable people in their field which has been the key to our successful 100-year history. If you have a strong financial and administrative ability, coupled with outstanding communication and people skills, we want to talk!

This position has immediate responsibility for:

  • Implementing and maintaining the company’s financial and accounting systems, processes and controls.
  • Ensuring compliance with GAAP.
  • Supervision, training and evaluation of an accounting department staff of 5 full-time employees.


  • Direct and oversee the financial operations of the company, including operating performance, cash management, payroll, accounting, insurance, AP/AR, job costing, long‐range forecasting, and budgeting.
  • Provide analysis, insight and advice on operational performance to the President and business unit managers for sound decision making for the firm. Develop internally compiled reports and metrics to provide useful information for management of the business.
  • Oversee the treasury function and review the corporate cash position and cash management techniques and recommend investment alternatives.
  • Maintain relationships with bankers, external accountants and insurance agents. Negotiate with the company’s commercial banks to borrow and service debt as needed. Administer corporate insurance policies.
  • Direct the establishment of the company’s annual operating and capital budget for approval by the Board.
  • Monitor performance monthly against the budget and meet with appropriate managers to identify measures to close gaps.
  • Supervise the creation of client financial information, reporting, budgets, and provide insight and guidance in client decision making.
  • Analyze general economic, business and financial conditions and their impact on the policies and operations of the company and its clients.
  • Work closely with the President and business unit managers to analyze potential new business opportunities and/or acquisitions. Perform financial and tax due diligence, as needed.
  • Work with the President and Human Resources Director on financial management and oversight of employee benefit and compensation plans.
  • Assess, provide recommendations and evaluate the financial performance of the organization with regards to long‐term operational goals, budgets and forecasts.
  • Prepare and present monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports including monthly profit and loss by division, actual vs. budget by division and provide recommendations.
  • Responsible for the preparation and timely filing of all local, state and federal tax returns.


  • A bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in finance, accounting, or economics is required.  A master’s degree or additional professional designation (e.g. CPA or CMA) is preferred.
  • A minimum of seven years of accounting, audit, and financial experience required with a demonstrated familiarity with accounting principles and corporate taxation.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of broad-based financial functions in addition to financial accounting standards required.
  • Demonstrated management and supervisory experience with strong interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills required.
  • Experience in timber accounting, timberland, forestry, or construction is a plus.
  • Experience with GP/Dynamics is preferred, but not required.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Prentiss & Carlisle offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, including: paid vacation and holidays, health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance and 401(k) matching and profit sharing contributions. Prentiss & Carlisle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Hiring@prentissandcarlisle.com.