Accounts Payable Specialist II

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

Apply by: April 19, 2024

Department of Administrative and Financial Services (DAFS)

Accounting Technician
Opening Date: April 1, 2024 

Closing Date: April 19, 2024

Job Class Code: 0328
Grade:  16 (Pro-Tech)
Salary: $17.17/hour-$22.66/hour
Position Number: 13600-0022


Are you an experienced accounting professional 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 Accounting Technician to join the Accounts Payable Team. This position will contribute to the Department’s mission by helping us ensure state and federal funds are utilized in an efficient manner to meet the health and welfare needs of Maine’s citizens.
This position’s primary responsibilities include:

•    Provide a quality review on invoices to ensure they are paid accurately.
•    Review, input, process, and reconcile documents necessary for the processing of invoices.
•    Ensure compliance with applicable procedures, policies, federal requirements and state statutes.
•    Ensure that proper payments will process through the accounting systems through quality assurance and approval of invoices 

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 major programs that provide critical services to Maine's most needy population, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing you have helped DHHS executive managers and program managers deliver vital services to the people of Maine.


Minimum Qualifications:

3 years of practical work experience providing complex technical support to professional accounting staff -OR- 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. 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.

*Only post-secondary degrees from a college or University whose accreditation have been granted from 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:
•    Thorough knowledge and experience of complex accounting principles.
•    Prior experience and/ or education which demonstrates knowledge of GAAP/ GASB, analyzing accounting data and accounting reconciliations.
•    A proven ability to ensure the accuracy of accounting transactions.

Agency information: 

The DHHS Financial Service Center is responsible for program accounting, cash management and revenue/expenditure controls for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  The Service Center provides budgetary and fiscal analysis for many complex areas within DHHS, including TANF (i.e., Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and MaineCare (Maine’s Medicaid Program). 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). 


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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