Accounting Technician (Part-time 16 hours)

Augusta, Maine, United States Part-time

Department of Administrative and Financial Services

Opening Date: August 13, 2019

Closing Date: August 27, 2019 

Job Class Code: 0328
Grade: 16
Salary: $29,681 – $39,145 
Location: Augusta

DESCRIPTION:   Do you like working with numbers and also pay attention to details?  The Security and Employment Service Center is looking for Accounting Technicians to join our Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable team.  This is paraprofessional support work involving the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines in independently maintaining non-complex accounts within an established accounting system or assisting senior accounting personnel responsible for maintaining complex accounts. Employees in this classification examine, account for, reconcile, analyze, and interpret basic accounting data and records in accordance with GAAP/GASB standards, state/agency accounting procedures, and appropriate internal controls. Employees use and apply basic accounting theory to analyze and resolve standard accounting transaction problems.  Work is performed under general supervision.


REPRESENTATIVE TASKS: (A position may not be assigned all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all the duties that may be assigned)

  • Applies basic accounting theory to account for revenues, expenditures, transfers, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and inventory in accordance with GAAP/GASB in order to accurately report results of agency operations.
  • Reviews and verifies the correctness and classification of transactions posted to accounting journals, general ledger accounts, and other subsidiary records in order to ensure accuracy of records.
  • Reviews and processes accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel expenses, financial contracts, pre- and post-audit billings and payments in order to ensure compliance with state policies and procedures and satisfy financial obligations.
  • Monitors status of accounts, budgets, and contracts in order to provide information to senior accounting staff.
  • Meets with financial and program staff in order to exchange relevant information, explain accounting processes and applicable regulations, and resolve accounting discrepancies or disputes associated with payment authorizations, fund transfers, payroll accounting, collections, account and budget balances, and other financial transactions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Entry level knowledge’s, skills, and/or abilities may be acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO the following course work/training and/or experience)

An Associates Degree from an accredited educational institution in Accounting -OR- any Bachelors Degree from an accredited educational institution that includes 12 semester hours in accounting coursework -OR- 3 years of practical work experience providing complex technical support to professional accounting staff.  Accounting coursework must include successful completion of Principles of Accounting I & II plus two other accounting-related courses.  Experience must demonstrate comprehension and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines.


Contact Information: 

Melissa Weiner, Human Resources, at (207)623-6739 or 


The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement Contribution: 14.47% of pay for bargaining unit positions 

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly.

The value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 

100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly / Employee pays nothing

95%  State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly / Employee pays: 5%  = $23.09 biweekly

90%  State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly / Employee pays:10% = $46.17 biweekly

85%  State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly / Employee pays:15% = $69.26 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.