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GWI (Great Works Internet) is hiring a Chief Financial Officer in Biddeford, Maine. We are a company that builds the 21st century infrastructure which communities depend on to conduct their lives and grow their economy. We are a Certified B Corporation and on the 2020 Maine’s Best Places to Work list. Our networks are infused with our DNA of network reliability, neutrality, privacy, reliability, and security. These networks are vital for everyone; digital inclusion is a fundamental goal. Every day, we measure our performance not just on profit but on the positive impact our network has on the communities we passionately serve.
The CFO will have primary responsibility for planning and managing all financial-related activities of the company. This includes the sourcing and application of company capital, ensuring the adequacy and oversight of internal controls, executing the financial planning and analysis function, and completing all financial and compliance related reporting. The CFO also maintains investor relationships and oversees corporate insurance and risk management. In addition to economic considerations of growth and profit, as part of the executive team, this position will be held accountable for the organization’s impact on society and the environment. The CFO must be able to assess social and environmental risks and opportunities when making all business decisions. The Chief Financial Officer reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Primary Responsibilities:

    • Provide leadership in the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives. Has primary responsibility for the planned recapitalization of GWI and investor relations thereafter.
    • Ensure credibility of the Finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts – to include a comprehensive cash management system.
    • Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance & Accounting functions of the organization.
    • Evaluate and advise on the impact on long-range planning of new programs, regulatory action, and changes in products, services and pricing.
    • Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior executives to understand and support their needs.
    • Provide executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities, in particular the contracting of product and service commitments with suppliers and customers.
    • Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation and reporting.
    • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities identifying and implementing methods to ensure growth of top and bottom lines.
    • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place, that financial reporting is GAAP compliant and that all applicable federal, state, and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting are followed. Ensure that adequate policies and procedures are in place to safeguard the assets of the company and conduct business affairs efficiently. Ensure these procedures evolve with the growth of the company and that documentation is complete and current.
    • In conjunction with the CEO and COO, maintain productive and mutually beneficial relationships with the board, bank(s), auditors, investors, regulators and key suppliers and customers

Job Qualifications:

    • 8-10 years of experience in a senior finance role
    • 10 – 15 years of accounting and finance experience
    • MBA and/or CPA highly desirable

Essential Characteristics: The CFO will be a talented leader that is hands-on and agile, constantly looking to improve the business with a balance of excellent technical, operational and management skills. This person must be an excellent communicator, collaborator and able to fit in with a dynamic environment and will be a strategic, “go-to” business leader with a proven track record of success. To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following essential characteristics and capabilities:

    • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
    • Experience with ERP/accounting systems, Microsoft/office applications, reporting and data gathering, along with a well-rounded global understanding and adoption of automation methods.
    • Experience with private capital, investment banking and debt tools as levers to grow business.
    • Strong ability to create accurate business models and articulate them to a multiplicity of audiences.
    • Leadership involvement and capability of scaling up business organizations.
    • Proven experience of implementing systems and processes to provide key operating metrics to senior management and board members.
    • Experience managing and diversifying revenue streams.
    • Experience recruiting, developing, retaining, leading, and motivating a team.
    • Proven initiative, sound judgment, and willingness to make timely decisions.
    • Entrepreneurial spirit, ownership mentality and hands-on approach.
    • Executive presence, good attention to detail, high level of integrity, and energy with a strong work ethic.
    • Excellent communication skills to interface with the Board of Directors and shareholders, motivate the team, and work effectively with other key members of the management team.
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
    • Able to effectively present information to Management, the Boards of Directors, customers, vendors and GWI employees.
    • Able to read, analyze, and interpret common financial journals, financial Reports, and legal documents.
    • Able to apply analytical skills to define problems with both concrete and abstract variables, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
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Great Works Internet (GWI) is seeking a full time Senior Fiber Engineer to join their amazing Network Engineering team in Maine! What will you work on?  New technologies and finding innovative ways to meet their fiber network deployment needs. What experience should an ideal candidate have? The Senior Fiber Engineer will be responsible for all aspects of research, fiber design and allocation, construction, route design, and map creation. You will work on a diverse range of complex problems, be able to think on your own, and regularly lead multiple, technically complex, large-scale projects while partnering with the rest of the engineering team to deliver a fully functional 100% fiber optic network to consumers in the Northeast. What will you be responsible for? You will be responsible for the design of outside plant facilities to support new construction of middle-mile, GPON and AE networks. Design responsibilities include direct buried, underground, and aerial fiber facilities as well as optical splitters, customer premises enclosures, pole mounted enclosures and stand-alone PoPs.
GWI is a Certified B Corporation and on the both the 2020 and 2021 Best Places to Work in Maine list. GWI’s networks are infused with their DNA of network reliability, neutrality, privacy, and security. These networks are vital for everyone; digital inclusion is a fundamental goal. Every day, GWI measures their performance not just on profit but on the positive impact their network has on the communities they passionately serve.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • Minimum 2-year technical degree or equivalent work experience.
    • Maine Professional Engineer (PE) license preferred.
    • A valid driver’s license required.
    • Basic telecommunications experience/knowledge.
    • Knowledge of outside plant construction techniques (aerial & underground) required.
    • Working knowledge of NESC, NEC and OSHA standards required.
    • Minimum one (1) to three (3) years of fiber engineering and construction management experience or equivalent and one (1) to three (3) years of field construction management experience with preference to both outside plant and inside plant fiber construction.
    • Ability to thrive in a dynamic problem-solving environment with strong project management skills.
    • Detail oriented with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with a high level of integrity.
    • Excellent communication, organizational and administrative skills.
    • A positive attitude and desire to deliver exceptional results for our customers.
    • Ability to speak to customers to set expectations, and ultimately communicate technical information to non-technical audiences.
    • Personal commitment to safety and continual professional development.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

    • Working at home during the pandemic.
    • After the pandemic, working at home and in the office as needed.
    • Normal office environment with moderate exposure to noise, dust, and temperature.
    • When required ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Position may require excessive use of telephone, keyboard and monitor to perform regular functions of the job.
    • Travel to other various locations as required. Overnight travel, occasional.
    • Travel in inclement weather conditions may be necessary.
    • Occasional travel/work in the outdoors, walking and surveying outside plant facilities.
    • Occasional travel/work at customer locations.
    • Some central office (CO) and data-center type environments with exposure to higher noise levels, dust, and ladder work (up to 12ft).

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Great Works Internet (GWI) is hiring a full time Inside Sales Representative to join their team in Biddeford, ME. This is a hybrid work role where you will work 2-3 days in the office and the remaining from home. Do you have a strong phone sales background, interpersonal skills, ISP industry experience and are highly organized? Let’s talk!
GWI is a Certified B Corporation and on the 2020 and 2021 Maine’s Best Places to Work list. GWI’s networks are infused with their DNA of network reliability, neutrality, privacy, and security. These networks are vital for everyone; digital inclusion is a fundamental goal. Every day, GWI measures their performance not just on profit but on the positive impact their network has on the communities they passionately serve.
The Inside Sales Representative reports to the Director of Sales and must have sales background and training, an even disposition with an ability to respond to sales opportunities in a creative manner. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are required. The ability to work in a team-oriented environment is a must. Proficient working knowledge of computers, telephone, and software applications. An understanding of phone sales and the ISP industry is a plus.

Direct Residential Sales:

    • Responding to Residential inbound sales inquiries via telephone, email, and chat.
    • Outbound follow up with sales leads through telephone, email, and chat.
    • Retaining existing Residential customers who have expressed a desire to cancel service.
    • Closing sales for GWI Residential internet and phone services. This includes obtaining payment information and other relevant data and permissions to provide service.
    • Placing Residential orders, documenting calls and working with GWI delivery teams for install coordination.
    • Suspending and Unsuspending seasonal Residential services.
    • Attending customer facing marketing events in the communities we serve and engage with potential customers in a professional, friendly, and knowledgeable manner.

Support Business Sales:

    • Distribute Business sales leads that come in via telephone, email, and chat.
    • Provide support for the Business sales team by placing moves, adds, changes and disconnect orders.
    • Validating and processing Business contract renewals.
    • Assist with the validation of customer databases for accuracy and completeness.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

    • High school education or equivalent, 1-2 years post high school education from a college or technical school preferred.
    • One to two years related experience and or training in an inbound or outbound sale focused environment or call center.
    • Proficient and working knowledge with computers, telephone, and software applications.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills to respond to inquiries and complaints from customers.
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Good problem-solving ability.
    • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
    • Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks.
    • Works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude required.

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Great Works Internet (GWI) is hiring a temporary to permanent part time Financial Analyst to join their team. This is a remote position with flexible hours. Do you maintain and develop financial models, process, and audit invoices, prepare and process disputes, are analytical and have Sage computer experience? Apply today!
GWI is a Certified B Corporation and on the 2020 and 2021 Maine’s Best Places to Work list. GWI’s networks are infused with their DNA of network, neutrality, privacy, reliability, and security. These networks are vital for everyone; digital inclusion is a fundamental goal. Every day, GWI measures their performance not just on profit but on the positive impact their network has on the communities they passionately serve.
The Financial Analyst reports to the Interim CFO and maintains and develops financial models for evaluating existing and prospective opportunities. Compiles and integrates input provided by managers for the annual budget and periodic forecasts. Performs other analytical and accounting activities as needed. Audits all telecom billing for accuracy, prepares disputes in a timely fashion, and provides necessary analytics to determine billing errors in support of disputes, litigation, and mediation.    

The responsibilities of the financial analyst include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Process and audit all telecom invoices.
    • Process timely disputes for billing errors.
    • Respond to telecom billing inquiries as directed by CFO/Controller.
    • Prepare support documentation for ongoing disputes.
    • Answers/Manages vendor inquiries as needed.
    • Maintain and develop financial models as directed by the CFO.
    • Assists in monthly closings (prepare work papers and journal entries).
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly reporting for regulating agencies.
    • Monthly reconciliation of all Cash Accounts.
    • Monthly preparation of accounting entry to record revenue.
    • Monthly preparation of Marketing Partner reporting/payments.
    • Integrate management input for annual budget and periodic forecasts.

Job Qualifications:

    • Degree in Accounting and experience in a similar working environment plus 3-5 years of related experience.
    • Strong Sage software skills with knowledge and experience working with billing/accounting Sage software preferred.
    • High level of competency in Excel is critical. Other Microsoft suite products are strongly desired.
    • Strong analytical, task and detail-oriented skills. Attention to detail is critical.
    • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
    • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.
    • Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance.
    • Quantity—meets productivity standards and completes work in a timely manner.
    • Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and can deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
    • Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance.
    • Independent—the individual can work independently.
    • Confidentiality is of highest importance.

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NO PHONE CALLS OR RECRUITERS, PLEASE
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