Accounting Associate I

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

Apply by: June 24, 2024

Job Class Code: 6502
Grade: 11
Salary: $16.54 - $21.96
Opening: June 10, 2024

Closing: June 24, 2024


Are you looking for a rewarding career with opportunity for advancement and weekends off? Do you enjoy contributing to a team and providing excellent customer service? If you thrive on quality, we want you on our team!!

Apply Now, we offer superior benefits (highlighted below) including: 13 paid holidays, 12 sick days and 3+ weeks vacation to start! 

This Accounting Associate I in the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Accounting Unit, performs the day-to-day duties of revenue collections and expenditure processing that is essential in the financial operations of the Bureau. The Bureau’s accounting unit processes revenue received by approximately 474 municipalities, 13 branch offices, and 16 Main Office sections.

A typical day involves:

  • Reconciling revenue from various sources including: 16 Main Office sections to create a daily bank deposit; from mail received from municipalities for registration, titling, and sales tax transactions; and from 13 – 15 Branch Office Point of Sale reports.
  • Data entry and maintaining spreadsheets for on-line unit and revenue collections.
  • Processing expenditure invoices for vendor payment and employee reimbursement.
  • Filing and/or Scanning.
  • Servicing internal and external customers by phone and in person.
  • Processing incoming mail twice a day
  • Processing refunds to customers daily

To be successful you will need:

  • Knowledge of query and research techniques.
  • Ability to establish computerized and/or manual filing systems.
  • Ability to make intermediate mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and write clearly.
  • Ability to effectively resolve problems.
  • Ability to determine facts, detect errors and irregularities, and take appropriate action in accordance with established procedures.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions/recommendations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Training, education, or experience in office and administrative support work that demonstrates:
    • competency in applying a solid knowledge of bookkeeping principles and practices necessary to perform complex work in maintaining specialized accounting and financial records, and
    • the ability to use independent judgment in handling exceptions to established work assignments, priorities, and schedules.

For more information or questions, please contact: Jennifer Wilson or call (207) 624-9012.

Why join our team?

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 of Maine contributes a percentage of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.  


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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