Accounting Assistant

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

Apply by: May 17, 2021
Accounting Assistant Technician
Opening Date:  May 3, 2021 

Closing Date: May 17, 2021

Job Class Code:  0310      
Grade:  Range 14 (Admin Services) 
Salary: $15.36 -$21.26/hr.
Position Number: 02010-0921


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 Financial DHHS Service Center ( is responsible for program accounting, cash management and revenue/expenditure control for the entire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  The Financial 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 Accounting Assistant Technician who will be working as part of the Accounts Payable team within the Financial service Center.  You will be making payments for the Office of Aging and Disabilities Services’ (OADS) clients of DHHS.  Duties will include writing checks, reconciling bank accounts, filing documentation, working with OADS caseworkers, and many other tasks. In this fast-paced environment, you’ll be asked to complete a variety of tasks each day to ensure timely payments and that OADS client’s financial needs are met.  You will follow Accounts Payable accounting process and procedures, State and federal regulations in completing accurate payments.



 To qualify, you must have an Associate’s Degree in Accounting or a closely related field from an accredited educational institution* and one (1) year of accounting or auditing experience -OR- a three (3) year combination of education and responsible accounting or auditing experience.


*Only post-secondary degrees from a College or University whose accreditation has been granted from a nationally recognized accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education will satisfy educational requirements.  Information can be obtained at  Foreign degrees must be evaluated by the World Education Services for authentication and U.S. equivalency.


SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS:  In addition to the application form, you must address each of the following four supplemental questions in order to be scored properly:


  1. Accounting Assistant Technicians working with the DHHS Financial Service Center must have a strong understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Please summarize your experience and/or education which demonstrate your knowledge of GAAP.
  2. In order to be successful in this position, you must have strong time management skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines. Please share with us examples of your demonstrated ability to be flexible and adjust to business needs while balancing multiple tasks and priorities.
  3. It is essential that Accounting Assistant Technicians have excellent communication skills, with a proven ability to foster interpersonal relationships with internal and external customers, in order to accomplish tasks and perform daily duties. Please tell us about the aspects of your background that demonstrate you have the communication and customer service skills to be a successful Accounting Assistant Technician.



 For question about this position, please contact Jamia Korth at 

 To request a paper application, please contact .



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; 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%. 



The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.