Accounting Support Technician - Anticipated Vacancy

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

Apply by: May 24, 2024

Department of Administrative and Financial Services - Security and Employment Service Center

Job Class Code: 0943
Grade: 16 (Professional/Technical)
Salary: $35,713 - $47,142
Location: Augusta, ME

Opening Date: May 10, 2024

Closing Date:  May 24, 2024

Would you like to join a dynamic group supporting critical state departments? The Security and Employment Service Center (SESC) is looking for people committed to providing financial services and human resources support to the Departments of: Public Safety; Labor; Professional and Financial Regulation; and Defense, Veterans, and Emergency Management.

Financial Service Centers provide professional financial expertise to manage the financial activities of multiple Departments and bureaus, with accounts that vary in size and complexity. Services for customer agencies include accounting and financial processing, cash management, budget development and monitoring, financial analysis, grant management, legislative support, and administrative functions.

Primary responsibilities include:  

  • Review and process accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel expenses, pre- and post-audit billings and payments to ensure compliance with state policies and procedures and satisfy financial obligations.
  • Set up, monitor, and make adjustments and closing entries to document financial activity for a project or program.
  • Review and balance subsidiary and control accounts, collections, inventory, and other accounts to ensure reasonableness and accuracy.
  • Monitor the status of accounts, budgets, and contracts.

Minimum qualifications:

2 years of practical work experience providing complex technical accounting support in a professional accounting environment.  Experience must demonstrate a comprehension of basic accounting principles and standards.

Contact information:

Questions about this position should be directed to Marilyn Leimbach at

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application.  In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period.  Any experience that was not full-time employment should be identified as such. 

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here or contact our office at 207-623-6700.  Paper applications for this posting should be submitted along with cover letter and resume before the closing date to Security & Employment Service Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME  04330 or faxed to 207-287-2018.  Be sure title of the job you are applying for is included.  Applications cannot be accepted after the posting closing date.  

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) for MSEA, or 18.21% for Confidential employees. 


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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