Accounting Technician

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

Apply by: April 16, 2021

Department of Administrative and Financial Services

General Government Service Center

 Accounting Technician



JOB CLASS CODE:  0328       SALARY: 16 - $15.27 - $20.16/hourly

OPEN:   April 2, 2021

CLOSES: April 16, 2021 


DAFS Financial Service Centers provide professional expertise to manage the financial activities of multiple state and quasi-state agencies with accounts that vary in size and complexity.  Services for customers include grant management, federal reporting, bond and certificates of participation borrowing, fixed asset management, budget management, financial analysis/reporting, processing payables and receivables, cash management and additional administrative functions. The General Government Service Center (GGSC) provides these services to approximately 30 customer agencies with staff distributed across a Budgeting, Analysis and Reporting Team, an Accounting Transactions Team and an Information Technology Finance Team.



This is technical accounting services work as well as paraprofessional support work involving the review of financial transactions and the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines.

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.  Employees interact with program staff to exchange information, explain accounting processes, and resolve accounting discrepancies and disputes.

This position operates as a member of the Accounting Division responsible for analyzing, preparing and paying invoices, deposits and journal vouchers.  In addition, this position prepares the out of state travel report; creates and distributes Receivable documents to various Agencies; prints and distributes all internal billings to accountants, receives all Mastercard receipts, matches the billings and distributes for further processing.



In order to qualify, you must have one of the following:

Associate degree in Accounting from an accredited educational institution; or,

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution, that includes at least 12 semester hours in accounting coursework or,

Three 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.   Preference will be given to those with an associate degree or higher.


HOW TO APPLY:  Please visit the General Government Service Center at  to apply for this position.  

 You must submit a cover letter and resume’ in order to be considered for an interview.


Bobbie Pierpont, Human Resources Specialist



BENEFITS (effective July 1, 2020)

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 decrease the employee’s cost of health insurance by 5%. 

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