Accounting Assistant Technician

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

Apply by: Dec. 9, 2021
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Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Opening Date: November 23, 2021 

Closing Date: December 9, 2021

Job Class Code: 0310
Grade:  Range 14 
Salary: $15.36-$21.26/hr.
Position Number: 03030-4184

 

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 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). This position is located in Augusta.

Job duties:

As an Accounting Assistant Technician, you will be working with the DHHS Financial Service Center as part of the Accounts Payable team.  You will be making payments for the Aging and Disabled (OADS) clients of DHHS.  Duties will include reviewing payment requests, writing checks, reconcile bank accounts, filing, and 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 needs are met.  You will follow AP accounting process and procedures, State and Fed regulations in completing accurate payments. An excellent candidate will possess the following skills: good accounting skills, attention to detail, good time management, and a good written and oral communication skills.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify, you must have an Associates’ 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.

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

 

  1. DHHS Accounting Assistant Technicians working with the DHHS 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 DHHS 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.

Application Information:

 

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

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

 

BENEFITS

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; 13.16% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($412.23) 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%. 

 

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.