Auditor II - Bangor or Presque Isle

Bangor, Maine, United States | Professional/Technical | Full-time

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Department of Labor, Bureau of Unemployment Compensation

Opening Date: June 23, 2022

Closing Date:  July 7, 2022

Job Class Code: 0612
Grade:  23 (Professional/Technical)
Salary: $43,409 - $58,531 (A 4% general salary increase will be implemented July 3rd.)
Location: Bangor or Presque Isle, ME

This is professional services work in conducting independent, complex audits of organizational units of government or business entities. Work includes reviewing effectiveness of and adherence to accounting and administrative controls, financial condition, and compliance and effectiveness of program operations. Positions in this classification perform the full range of professional auditing work and may act as a lead worker over other audit staff on larger assignments. This classification is differentiated from Auditor I in that work at the Auditor II level is typically performed independently and under limited supervision; work assignments are generally more complex and are reviewed and evaluated only for soundness of technical judgement, appropriateness of conclusions, and conformity to policy and administrative requirements. Work is performed under limited supervision.

Primary tasks:

  • Examines and analyzes employer records in order to determine contributions due, reconcile findings on previously submitted reports, and determine the correct amount of any interest and penalties due or overpaid
  • Prepares audit reports and assembles audit schedules, tables, exhibits, and documentation in order to present audit findings and conclusions.
  • Consults, advises and instructs employers in order to maintain and increase compliance with Employment Security law and to promote employer relations.
  • Conducts independent and complex audits of subject employers in order to determine accuracy of reporting to the department and compliance with laws, rules regulations and procedures.
  • Collaborates with Employer services managers and staff to create or improve processes within the Division of Employer Services and to identify tools and/or methods to identify misclassified wages.

Required skills/knowledge:

  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and oral communications
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to prepare complete and accurate audit reports, supporting schedules and statements
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to conduct audits of governmental units, agencies, or private businesses.
  • Ability to interpret federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to analyze accounting data and reports, prepare audit reports and recommend appropriate corrective action.
  • Ability to secure facts through investigation.

Minimum qualifications:

A Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field and two (2) years experience in accounting/auditing -OR- a six (6) year combination of education, training, and/or experience at a professional auditing or accounting level – OR- a 5 year combination of education, training, and/or experience at a professional auditing or accounting level which includes one year experience at the Auditor I level.

Preference will be given to those applicants:

Preference will be given for candidates with a degree in Accounting. 

Contact information:

Questions about this position should be directed to Margaret Cole at (207)561-4029 or Margaret.Cole@Maine.gov.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application.  In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period.  Any experience that was not full-time employment should be identified as such. 

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-jobs/application-process or contact our office at 207-623-6700.  Paper applications for this posting should be submitted along with cover letter and resume before the closing date to Security & Employment Service Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME  04330 or faxed to 207-287-2018.  Be sure title of the job you are applying for is included.  Applications cannot be accepted after the posting closing date.  

Benefits of working for the State of Maine:

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 ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 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.