Accounting Support Specialist - 0061

Augusta, Maine, United States | Accounting & Finance | Full-time

Apply by: Aug. 14, 2020


Opening Date:

July 29, 2020

Closing Date:

August 14, 2020



Position #:


Position Type:

Full Time

Class Code:




20     $35,588.80 - $47,944.00



The Department of Administrative & Financial Services is an innovative organization that coordinates a number of central services for agencies within Maine State Government. The Natural Resources Service Center provides financial and budgetary management services as well as human resource and employee relations services to the four natural resource agencies in the State.


JOB DUTIES:  Make a difference in your career.  If you’re an accounting professional with strong critical thinking skills looking for a rewarding opportunity, the Natural Resources Service Center could have your next career. As an Accounting Support Specialist, you will be a critical member of the team managing the financial resources of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) and other natural resource agencies.  DACF performs a wide range of duties from protecting the food we eat, preventing and stopping forest fires, mapping the ocean floor, keeping our parks and public lands pristine and accessible, planning wise land utilization, and helping beginning farmers.


In this role, you will:


  • Test internal controls and help to establish and maintain the NRSC’s policies and procedures;
  • Review and process accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel expenses, financial contracts, pre- and post- audit billings, and payments to ensure compliance with state policies and procedures and satisfy financial obligations;
  • Create and utilize existing reports to identify coding discrepancies and prepare correcting journal transactions that support DACF’s mission and goals;
  • Analyze and verify the accuracy of various financial documents submitted by and to the Departments and consult with NRSC staff and DACF program managers to identify business needs, compliance issues, and reporting requirements;
  • Monitor status of accounts, budgets, and contracts to provide information to senior accounting staff;
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to subordinate paraprofessional staff.


Successful candidates will be knowledgeable of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and skilled in the use of standard desktop technology, particularly spreadsheets.




An Associate’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited educational institution OR 3 years of practical work experience providing complex technical accounting support in a professional accounting environment.  Accounting coursework must include successful completion of 12 semester hours of basic, intermediate, and advanced accounting principles courses.  Experience must demonstrate a comprehension of accounting principles and standards established by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).


Preference will be given to individuals who can demonstrate a strong desire to work closely with and be part of the team of dedicated professional staff who deliver critical services to the citizens of the State of Maine!

Please submit a detailed resume and cover letter along with an online State of Maine application @


It is important that you submit copies of transcripts to document courses completed and successful attainment of a degree.  If claiming accounting education, copy of transcript(s) with accounting courses highlighted will need to be provided.


August 14, 2020


Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.11% of pay, Employee Pays: 7.65% of pay
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $470.99 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $447.44 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)

Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $423.89 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $400.34 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.