Accounting Technician

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

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Opening Date: October 18, 2022

Closing Date: November 2, 2022 or until filled

Job Class Code: 0328
Grade:  16 (Pro/Tech) 
Salary: $33,696.00-$44,470,40/yr.
Position Number: 02000-3326

 

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!

 

 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). The Service Center works collaboratively with senior leadership at State agencies, providing consultative financial and accounting services. Areas of fiscal expertise include compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations, statewide budgetary policy, budget development and monitoring, application of generally accepted accounting and financial practices, grant management, financial analysis, cash management, accounting and financial processing, and legislative support. This position is located in Augusta.

 

Core Responsibilities:

The DHHS Financial Service Center is seeking an accounting professional who is detail oriented, enjoys working independently in a high volume, fast-paced environment, and process a high volume of payments.  You will contribute to the Department’s mission by scanning Child Support payments and disbursing those payments to the Custodial Parent through the accounting software programs.  You will review payments received and process payments out to the correct person while ensuring compliance with applicable procedures, policies, federal requirements, and state statutes. You will also be performing daily reconciliation tasks and ensuring cash transactions are accurate, safe guarded and timely. You must be able to adapt to emerging demands, special requests, and evolving processes. The candidate should also possess a basic understanding of Accounting Practices and Controls and be an effective user of Excel. The DHHS Financial Service Center is a supportive and friendly environment that fosters professional growth, teamwork, and collaboration with DHHS. The impact of your work will be felt throughout significant programs that provide critical services to Maine's most needy population. 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.

* 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

http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated by the World Education Services for authentication and U.S. equivalency.

  

Application Information:

 Please submit all documents or files in a PDF or Word format.

For questions about this position, please contact Jamia Korth at Jamia.L.Korth@Maine.gov

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

 

Benefits

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 ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 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 ($350.40 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.