Accounting Technician - Repost

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

Apply by: June 25, 2024
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Department of Administrative and Financial Services

General Government Service Center

Accounting Technician

Job Class Code:  0328    Pay Grade: 16: $17.17 - $22.66/Hour

Open For Recruitment:   June 10, 2024

Closes:  June 25, 2024

 

DAFS Financial Service Centers provide professional expertise to manage the financial activities of multiple state and quasi-state agencies with accounts that vary in size and complexity. Services for customers include grant management, federal reporting, bond and certificates of participation borrowing, fixed asset management, budget management, financial analysis/reporting, processing payables and receivables, cash management and additional administrative functions. The General Government Service Center (GGSC) provides these services to approximately 30 customer agencies with staff distributed across a Budgeting, Analysis and Reporting Team, an Accounting Transactions Team and an Information Technology Finance Team.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This is technical accounting services work as well as paraprofessional support work involving the review of financial transactions and the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines. Employees in this classification examine, account for, reconcile, analyze, and interpret basic accounting data and records in accordance with GAAP/GASB standards, state/agency accounting procedures, and appropriate internal controls. Employees use and apply basic accounting theory to analyze and resolve standard accounting transaction problems.  Employees interact with program staff to exchange information, explain accounting processes, and resolve accounting discrepancies and disputes. This position operates as a member of the Accounting Division responsible for analyzing, preparing and paying invoices, billing, deposits, journal vouchers and year-end profit/loss statements for the Bureau of General Services. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting theories, principles, methods, practices, and terminology.
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting standards and systems.
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of standardized desktop technology and products.
  • Ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles to account for revenue, expenditures, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
  • Ability to review fiscal transactions for conformity with applicable laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

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.

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 Fit – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 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 ($10,523.28-$12,380.40 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. 
  • Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
  • Retirement Plan – The State contributes the equivalent of 13.41% of the employee's pay towards the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS). 

 

State employees are eligible for an extensive and highly competitive benefits package, covering many aspects of wellness. Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.

 

Note: Benefits may vary somewhat according to specific collective bargaining agreements and are prorated for part-time employment.

 

There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role. 

As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics. 

If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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