Accounting Associate I

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

Apply by: Dec. 6, 2023

Accounting Associate I


Opening Date:  November 20, 2023      

Closing Date:  December 6, 2023     

Job Class Code: 0658

Grade: 1

Salary: $32,448.00 - $43,097.60/annually* 

Bargaining Unit:  Administrative Services

Position #006000502


Job Description

The Office of the Attorney General has an immediate vacancy for an Accounting Associate I position in the Criminal Division.  This position supports the Victims’ Compensation Program and is responsible for preparing bills for payment and coordinating with internal departments and claimants to create, maintain, and process claim files in manual and digital formats. This position will also coordinate with and verify documentation from various agencies including victims, victim advocates, employers, doctors, hospitals, law enforcements, the legal system, and more.

The selected candidate must have strong research, investigative, analytical, and calculatory skills.  Comprehension of principles of an ability to maintain strict confidentiality is a must. Candidate must have good written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and dispute resolution capabilities. General familiarity with medical, mental health, and insurance terms are a plus.

 Office of the Attorney General  


Training, education, or experience in office and administrative support work that demonstrates 1) competency in applying a solid knowledge of bookkeeping principles and practices necessary to perform complex work in maintaining specialized accounting and financial records, and 2) the ability to use independent judgment in handling exceptions to establish work assignments, priorities, and schedules. All positions in this classification assume the qualifications of: Accounting Assistant

 Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this position, prepare a cover letter highlighting your experience and qualifications that make you a strong candidate for the position.

Include resume, three references, and complete the online direct hire application.

The Office is not responsible for late receipt of applications due to mail service, faxing malfunctions or electronic transmission malfunctions.

Job offer to new hire is conditional upon verification of credentials, criminal records, and driver’s license check, and professional license requirements if applicable.

Please direct all questions to via email to Kelly McGillis  or by calling (207)626-8589.


Maine state employees 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 Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service. Overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave. 
  • Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 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.  
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements
  • Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value). 
  • Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.  
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense. 
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses. 
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office
  • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
  • Parental leave – One of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additionally, unpaid leave may also be available under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions. 
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness

Maine State Government and the Office of the Attorney General are Equal Opportunity employers. 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.