Accounts Payable Processor I

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

Apply by: May 24, 2024

Department of Administrative and Financial Services (DAFS)

Assistant Accounting Tech
Opening Date: May 3, 2024 

Closing Date: May 24, 2024

Job Class Code: 0310
Grade:  14 (Admin Svcs) 
Salary: $17.28/hour - $23.91/hour 
Position Number: 02022-7536


Are you an experienced accounting processor who is detail oriented and enjoys independent work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment? Do you possess a high degree of initiative?  Then we are looking for you!

This is a full-time position located in Augusta and allows for partial telework with management approval.


Core Responsibilities:

The DHHS Financial Service Center is seeking an Accounts Payable Processor I. In this position, you will: 

  • Contribute to the Department’s mission by preparing and processing payments.
  • Review transactions for accuracy to ensure proper payment.
  • Utilize Excel and other software to complete tasks. 
  • Reviewing transactions that require further analysis and determination of proper processing
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable procedures, policies, federal requirements, and state statutes.
  • Performing daily tasks of assisting with paying internal invoices and ensuring accurate and timely payments.


The DHHS Financial Service Center is a supportive and friendly environment that fosters professional growth, teamwork, and collaboration with DHHS. The impact of your work will be felt throughout significant programs that provide critical services to Maine's most needy population. You will be satisfied knowing you have helped DHHS executives and program managers deliver vital services to the people of Maine.


Minimum Qualifications:

A three (3) year combination of education and responsible accounting or auditing experience -OR- an Associates Degree in Accounting or a closely related field from an accredited educational institution* and one (1) year of accounting or auditing experience.

*Only post-secondary degrees from a college or University whose accreditation has been granted by a nationally recognized accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education will satisfy educational requirements.  Information can be obtained at  Foreign degrees must be evaluated by the World Education Services for authentication and U.S. equivalency.

The backgrounds of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Possess good critical thinking skills, be flexible and adaptable to a fast-paced environment
  • Basic understanding of Accounting Practices and Controls
  • Prior experience and/ or education which demonstrates knowledge of GAAP/ GASB, analyzing accounting data, and accounting reconciliations.


Agency information: 

The DHHS Financial Service Center is responsible for program accounting, cash management and revenue/expenditure control for the entire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  The Service Center provides budget and fiscal analysis for many complex areas within DHHS including TANF (i.e. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and MaineCare (formerly Medicaid). The Service Center works collaboratively with senior leadership at State agencies, providing consultative financial and accounting services. Areas of fiscal expertise include compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations, statewide budgetary policy, budget development and monitoring, application of generally accepted accounting and financial practices, grant management, financial analysis, cash management, accounting and financial processing, and legislative support.


Application Information:

 Please submit all documents or files in a PDF or Word format.

For questions about this position, please contact Shari Corriveau at  

To request a paper application, please contact .


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). 
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive six weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.


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.