Accounting Associate II

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

Apply by: Oct. 30, 2020

Accounting Associate II

Maine Revenue Services

LOCATION: Augusta, Maine

CODE:  6504      PAY GRADE: 16 – Salary: $15.42 - $21.57 hourly

OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT:  October 16, 2020

CLOSES:  October 30, 2020


Job Description:

The primary purpose of the position is to provide accounting support services to the Division, including financial statement review, taxpayer account and period review and system adjustments,  and processing payments and payment application to the debtor's account. This position also provides a resource to assist the Division in case assignments and review of examiner work, review of various reports and switchboard phone support.


Typical Duties:

  • Maintain recurring payment files, review taxpayer financial accounts for balances, and process payments. Compile and update data in spreadsheet to track tax accounts and payment information


  • Review and research taxpayer's financial statement and documents to analyze taxpayer's ability to pay debt


  • Review, verify and adjust tax accounts for financial adjustments to tax periods: assessment adjustments due to tax return filing, small balance write offs


  • Review, research, and gather information on tax accounts that are missing tax returns; determine if returns required; call business cases to discuss requirement to file under tax law


  • Access internet information and other available resources to research tax accounts to determine if business is closed, gather information and find evidence for responsible individuals, and skip trace taxpayers


  • Provide technical assistance to Division with tax system issues


  • Review delinquent tax cases for assignment and assign to staff according to office policy


  • Review ACH rejected payment report - assign cases to staff. Compile and update data in spreadsheet to track assignments


  • Review, research, and gather information for applications submitted through the Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP)


  • Discuss OMP applications with applicants


  • Provide telephone switchboard support

Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities Required: (These are required to successfully perform the work assigned.)

  • Understanding of tax laws and codes.
  • Ability to resolve problem tax returns.
  • Ability to review, revise, verify, and/or adjust financial documents.
  • Ability to access information from the internet.
  • Ability to conduct research, gathers information, and analyze results to reach a conclusion and/or make recommendations.
  • Ability to apply to routine individual cases an explanation and interpretation of applicable rules, regulations, policies, procedures, codes, and/or documentation requirements.
  • Ability to stay current and understand, discuss, explain, and apply applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, paperwork, and terminology.

Minimum Qualifications: (Entry level knowledges, skills, and/or abilities may be acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO the following coursework/training and/or experience.)

Training, education, or experience in office and administrative support work that demonstrates 1) competency in applying a solid knowledge of bookkeeping principles and practices to perform complex work in assisting taxpayers on complex tax matters, and 2) the ability to use independent judgment, initiative, and discretion to make determinations on varied matters. All positions in this classification assume the qualifications of: Accounting Assistant and Accounting Associate I.


All candidates applying for a position at Maine Revenue Services will be subject to a tax clearance check.  In order to be selected for a position, an applicant must have filed all his or her Maine returns and paid all Maine tax liabilities.

For all candidates not currently employed at Maine Revenue Services:  State law requires that applicants seeking initial employment with Maine Revenue Services undergo a fingerprint based state and federal criminal history record check.



The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 14.11% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($400.34) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase state-paid health insurance benefits by 5%.


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