Financial Analyst (Anticipated Vacancy) (Limited Period Position)

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

Apply by: Dec. 10, 2021

Department of Administrative & Financial Services

Opening Date: November 19, 2021

Closing Date:  December 10, 2021 

Job Class Code: MA28
Grade: 28 (Confidential)
Salary: $57,158 - $78,083
Location: Augusta, ME 


The Maine Department of Administrative & Financial Services

The Department of Administrative & Financial Services is an innovative organization that coordinates a number of central services for agencies within Maine State Government. The Employment and Security Service Center provides financial and human resources support to the Departments of Labor; Public Safety; Professional and Financial Regulation; and Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management.


JOB DUTIES:   We are looking for an organized and detail orientated Financial Analyst.  We are looking for a motivated candidate with organizational skills, good communication skills, strong teamwork skills, accounting knowledge and good working knowledge of Office 365 applications. 


The SESC is a well-balanced, cohesive team that supports one another. Our Service Center has a track record of employee retention and satisfaction.


This position will be a full-time, long-term, limited-period position. The selected candidate will assist with special projects relating to American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds for up to three years. These employees enjoy the same benefits, rights, and privileges as full-time employees. Work will be performed under limited supervision. The position is home-based for the next few months and then will be based in Augusta, Maine.


In this role, you will:

  • Provide in-depth and continuous analysis of departmental finances to help ensure management is kept appraised of the financial status of the department;
  • Forecast financial needs;
  • Analyzes financial policies and procedures, recommends appropriate modifications, and implements approved modifications in order to improve the efficiency, economy, and control of Department financial operations
  • Administer and maintain accounting records in accordance with federal and state requirements and ensure compliance with laws, policies and procedures of assigned program budgets and accounts are met;
  • Develop and maintain federal and other grant award budgets;
  • Analyze and verify the accuracy of various financial and statistical reports submitted by and to the Departments and consult with managers to identify business needs, compliance issues, and reporting requirements;
  • Supervise and provide leadership and technical guidance to other staff.

Successful candidates will be knowledgeable of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and skilled in the use of standard desktop technology, particularly spreadsheets.  Candidates who have excellent communication skills, and supervisory experience, and those who have demonstrated experience in the development and monitoring of federal grant budgets will be given preference.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Entry level knowledges, skills, and/or abilities may be acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO the following coursework/training and/or experience).

An eight (8) year combination of education and experience comprised of a Master's Degree in Business Administration or closely related field and two (2) years of responsible experience in cost, cost/benefit, and financial analysis. Directly related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.


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. 

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here or contact Melissa Weiner, Human Resources Generalist at (207) 816-0217.  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.  

Contact Information: 

 For questions relating to this position please reach out to the Deputy Director for the Security and Employment Service Center, Laura Cyr at

Why work for the State of Maine?


The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

  • 17.96% of pay to retirement for Confidential positions
  • The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly.
  • At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (at least $412.23).  Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%.  The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.  To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables.

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.