Staff Accountant (19-92)

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Maine Department of Transportation 

Pay:  $16.61 -  $22.38 Job Code:  0329  Pay Grade:   20 (Professional/Technical)

Location: Augusta  Bulletin No. 19-92 Office/Bureau: Finance and Administration 

Opening Date:  August 13, 2019

Closing Date:  August 27, 2019



This is professional services work involving the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines in maintaining complex accounts within established accounting systems. These complex accounts characteristically have (1) multiple fund types, revenue sources, cost centers, and cost allocations; (2) multiple levels of controlling regulations; and (3) overlapping reporting periods.  Employees in this classification are responsible for ensuring assigned accounts are managed in accordance with GAAP/GASB standards, state/agency accounting procedures, and appropriate internal controls. Employees use and apply accounting skills at the full proficiency level to analyze and resolve nonstandard accounting transactions, and independently initiate appropriate corrections into accounting records.  Employees interact with programmatic staff to explain accounting policies and procedures, or resolve accounting discrepancies and disputes.  This classification is distinguished from that of Accounting Technician by the technical complexity of work in maintaining complex accounts and increased responsibility for (1) identifying problematic processes and procedures within accounting systems and (2) developing, recommending, and implementing corrective actions to resolve problems. Supervision may be exercised over paraprofessional accounting personnel and office support/clerical staff.  Work is performed under limited supervision.


A Bachelors Degree from an accredited educational institution in Accounting -OR- any other Bachelors Degree from an accredited educational institution that includes at least 18 semester hours in accounting coursework -OR- An Associates Degree from an accredited educational institution in Accounting and 3 years of practical work experience providing complex technical support to professional accounting staff -OR- 6 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, Intermediate 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 and must demonstrate the ability to (1) classify and  analyze financial data and records for the purpose of business financial planning; (2) design, recommend, and implement modifications of accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records; (3) prepare financial statements and reports such as balance sheets and other operating statements; and (4) analyze accounts and accounting relationships that result in complex accounting entries.


Interested applicants need to apply online by clicking the "Apply for this Opening/Apply Now" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and any applicable copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications. 

*If you require a paper application, please contact MaineDOT Human Resources at 624-3050 or via email at*


Jeremiah Hutchinson, Human Resources Generalist, at (207) 624-3058 or


The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  14.47% of salary for BU positions and 19.27% for confidential positions.

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

Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $461.75 biweekly

Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $438.66 biweekly

Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $415.58 biweekly

Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $392.49 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 program.


The Maine Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.