Accounting Technician

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

Apply by: Dec. 9, 2022

Department of Administrative and Financial Services

Office of the State Controller

Accounting Technician (PART TIME 32 hours/week)



CLASS CODE:   0328                   PAY GRADE: 16 - $16.20 - $21.38/Hourly


OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT:  November 18, 2022

CLOSES:  December 9, 2022



This is technical accounting services work as well as paraprofessional support work involving the review and data entry of vendor form submissions (new and changes) as well as review of EFT Direct deposit requests within the Advantage Accounting System.

This position operates as a member of the Accounting Division reviewing vendor requests for additions, changes, and direct deposit requests.



  • The immediate tasks for this position would be supporting staff with the review, approval and processing of vendor forms and direct deposit requests.
  • Strong data entry skills are a must.
  • Attention to detail is a must.



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

  1. Associate’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited educational institution; or,
  2. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution, that includes at least 12 semester hours in accounting coursework or,
  3. 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’s Degree or higher.



No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including: 

  • Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave. 
  • Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,996.70-$12,937.34 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.  
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements
  • Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($379.60 annual value). 
  • Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.  
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense. 
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses. 
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office
  • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program. 
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions. 
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness


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.