Accounting Technician

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

Apply by: Oct. 27, 2021
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Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Opening Date: October 13, 2021 

Closing Date: October 27, 2021

Job Class Code: 0328
Grade:  16 (Pro/Tech) 
Salary: $31,761.60 - $41,932.80/yr.
Position Number: 02022-8091

 

Are you an experienced accounting professional who is detail oriented and enjoys independent work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment? Do you possess a high degree of initiative?  Do you enjoy working collaboratively utilizing the latest     Microsoft analytical tools?  Then we are looking for you! 

Agency information:

The DHHS Financial Service Center (http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/servicecenter/) is responsible for program accounting, cash management and revenue/expenditure control for the entire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  The Service Center provides budget and fiscal analysis for many complex areas within DHHS including TANF (i.e. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and MaineCare (formerly Medicaid). This position is located in Augusta.

Job duties:

The DHHS Financial Service Center is seeking an experienced accounting professional who is detail oriented, enjoys independent work in a fast-paced environment and possesses a high degree of initiative.  As an Accounting Technician, you will contribute to the Department’s mission by helping us ensure state and federal funds are utilized in an efficient manner to meet the health and welfare needs of Maine’s citizens.  You will provide quality assurance that invoices are paid accurately.  As part of our Quality Assurance team, you will review, input, process, and reconcile documents necessary for the processing of federal fund requests while ensuring compliance with applicable procedures, policies, federal requirements, and state statutes. Additionally, you will ensure that proper payments will process through our accounting systems. You should be knowledgeable of business practices and skilled in the use of standard desktop technology.  The impact of your work will be felt throughout major programs that provide critical services to Maine's most needy population, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing you have helped DHHS executive managers and program managers deliver vital services to the people of Maine. 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Application Information:

Please submit a State of Maine direct hire application, current resume and cover letter, and copies of post-secondary transcripts postmarked on or before the closing date.

For questions about this position please contact Jamia Korth at Jamia.Korth@maine.gov

To request a paper application, please contact Ashley.Smith@Maine.gov .

 

BENEFITS

Benefits are vital to your health and well-being. We get it. Here’s what the State of Maine offers:

  • growth – build your career
  • health, dental, and vision insurance – take care of yourself
  • retirement savings – financially independent, even after you stop working
  • flexible spending accounts – manage out-of-pocket healthcare and/or daycare costs
  • Living Resources (employee assistance program) – overcome difficult situations with support
  • paid holidays – twelve each year
  • federal public loan forgiveness program – for qualifying loans and payments
  • statewide locations – from Kittery to Madawaska
  • training – develop knowledge, skills, and understanding

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 13.16% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($412.23) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in the Health Premium Credit Program can decrease the employee’s cost of health insurance by 5%. 

 

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.