Accounts Payable Specialist II

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

Apply by: April 16, 2024
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Department of Administrative and Financial Services (DAFS)

Accounting Technician
Opening Date: March 12, 2024 

Closing Date: April 16, 2024

Job Class Code: 0328
Grade: 16 (Pro/Tech)  
Salary: $17.17/hour - $22.66/hour
Position Number: 03000-0061

 

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 Accounting Technician to join the Accounts Payable Team. 
This position’s primary responsibilities include:

•    Contribute to the Department’s mission by preparing, reviewing and processing invoices for payment.
•    Prepare and review transactions for accuracy to ensure proper payment.
•    Utilize Excel and spreadsheets to summarize and gather data and utilize other software to complete tasks.  
•    Reviewing transactions that require further analysis and determination of proper processing 
•    Ensure compliance with applicable procedures, policies, federal requirements, and state statutes. 

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- any Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution that includes 12 semester hours in accounting coursework  -OR- an Associate’s Degree from an accredited educational institution in Accounting.
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.

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 accounting 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 Shari.Corriveau@maine.gov

To request a paper application, please contact Ashley.Smith@Maine.gov .

 

Benefits

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 holidays12 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.  
  • 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 13.41% 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 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 
  • 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. 

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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