Accounting Analyst - Anticipated Vacancy - Limited Period Position

Augusta, Maine, United States | Accounting/Finance | Full-time | Partially remote

Apply by: Dec. 10, 2021


Anticipated Vacancy - Limited Period Position



Opening Date:

November 19, 2021

Closing Date:

December 10, 2021



Position #:


Position Type:

Limited Period Full Time

Class Code:



23 - $43,409.60 - $58,531.20*

*Includes 2% General Increase for December 2021

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 technology?  Then we are looking for you!


Agency information:

The Natural Resources Service Center is responsible for program accounting, cash management and revenue/expenditure control for state agencies that support and guide Maine’s natural resource-based economy.  These agencies keep our state parks and public lands pristine, prevent and stop forest fires, map the ocean floor, protect the food we eat, enforce fishery, wildlife and environmental laws, register snowmobiles and enhance your enjoyment of the Maine outdoors from Baxter State Park in the north woods to the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray.


Job duties:

As an Accounting Analyst, you will be working with the Natural Resources Service Center as part of the team charged with accounting, reporting and auditing projects funded through the American Rescue Plan Act.  You will be assisting in the maintenance of federal and other grant budgets and financial reporting.  In this fast-paced environment, you’ll be asked to complete a variety of tasks each day to ensure that program staff have access to timely and accurate information in order make important decisions that impact the health and sustainability of Maine’s natural resources.  You will become proficient in the State’s accounting platforms and be part of a critical team supporting all of the natural resource agencies in Maine.  A good candidate will possess good critical thinking skills, have the ability to adapt to a fast pace environment and be able to communicate effectively with their supervisor and team members.  The candidate should also possess a basic understanding of accounting practices and controls.  While the position work location is in Augusta, there may be opportunity for occasional remote work within a structured work plan.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited educational institution that includes at least 18 semester hours in accounting coursework OR
  • an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited educational institution and 3 years of practical work experience providing complex technical accounting support in a professional accounting environment OR
  • 6 years of practical work experience providing complex technical accounting support in a professional accounting environment.  


Accounting coursework must include successful completion of basic, intermediate, and advanced accounting principles courses.  Experience must demonstrate a comprehension of accounting principles and standards established by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).


We strongly prefer candidates who possess an advanced degree and demonstrate experience in financial reporting.


December 10, 2021


If you are unable to apply online, Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at 624-6370 or by accessing the NRSC website at

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 increase state-paid health insurance benefits by 5%.