Accounting Analyst

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

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Opening Date: December 7, 2022 

Closing Date: December 20, 2022 or Until Filled

Job Class Code: 0945
Grade:  23 (Pro/Tech) 
Salary: $45,136.00 - $60,881.60
Position Number: 02010-0311

 

Are you an experienced accounting professional who enjoys working with budget figures? Are you detail oriented and enjoy 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.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The DHHS Financial Service Center is seeking an Accounting Analyst to join our Budget Unit. The Accounting Analyst 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 in accordance with the purposes enacted in legislation. 

This position’s primary job responsibilities are:

  • Administers and analyzes complex budget accounting transactions in accordance with federal and state requirements to ensure compliance with laws and policies.
  • Analyzes and verifies the accuracy of budgeted financial and forecasting data and records submitted by department staff.
  • Prepares and completes personnel projections and analyze budgetary positions information.
  • Completes position data entry for financial tasks for allocation of costs.
  • Prepares data for input into electronic budgeting systems in order to access, analyze, generate, and distribute reports.
  • Analyzes a variety of accounting/budget balances and organizes information for formal review by internal/external clients.
  • Communicates with department staff regarding statutory/budget requirements and problems in order to advise and instruct on a variety of budgetary requirements/considerations.

 

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.

 

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

  1. Analytical and critical thinking skills regarding identifying errors or issues within financial information.
  2. Thorough knowledge and experience of complex accounting principles.
  3. Prior experience and/ or education which demonstrates knowledge of GAAP/ GASB, analyzing accounting data and accounting reconciliations.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelors Degree in Accounting from an accredited educational institution that includes at least 18 semester hours in accounting coursework OR

 

An Associates Degree in Accounting from an accredited educational institution and 3 years of practical work experience providing complex technical accounting support in a professional accounting environment OR

 

6 years of practical work experience providing complex technical accounting support in a professional accounting environment.

 

Accounting coursework must include successful completion of basic, intermediate, and advanced accounting principles courses. Experience must demonstrate a comprehension of accounting principles and standards established by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

 

Application Information

Please upload a current resume, cover letter and copy of post-secondary transcripts.

For questions about this position, please contact Robin Bennett at: Robin.M.Bennett@maine.gov.

To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Smith at: 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 Balance – 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 ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 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 is 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. 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. 

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. 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.