Accounting Technician

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

Apply by: March 27, 2023

Department of Administrative and Financial Services

General Government Service Center

Accounting Technician



JOB CLASS CODE: 0328                                PAY GRADE: 16 - $16.20 - $21.38/Hour



CLOSES:  March 27, 2023


About Us

The General Government Service Center (GGSC) is one of five financial service centers within the Department of Administrative and Financial Services established to provide centralized accounting and budgeting services to agencies across state government. GGSC serves roughly 30 agencies within the Department of Administrative and Financial Services (including Information Technology, Procurement Services, State Postal, State Surplus, Central Fleet, Service Centers), various Cultural Agencies and Boards and Commissions—a mix of government clients that adds variety to standard accounting practices.


About You

Are you detail oriented?  Do you possess a high degree of initiative?  Do you enjoy working in a team and interacting with customers? Are you comfortable utilizing the latest technology?  Are you willing to listen and learn? Do you want the opportunity for a long-term career in public service?  Do you meet the minimum requirements for the job? Then we are looking for you!   


About the Job

GGSC is looking for organized and detail-oriented individuals to join our team. The position work location is Augusta, Maine.  Applicants should note that while there may be opportunity for remote work within a structured work plan, this job serves certain core functions that cannot be performed remotely. 



This position is responsible for:

  • Analyzing, preparing and paying invoices, processing deposits and journal vouchers.
  • Creating all CRCC’S
  • Monitoring and creating CR’s for Teacher Cerification.
  • Prepare Teacher Retirement journals quarterly
  • Prepare and process CDS payments in a timely manner



  • Ensure accounting operations for assigned accounts are performed timely and accurately—including:
    • review of accounts payables for accuracy
    • tracking balances on contracts
    • ensuring vendors are paid and cash receipts are processed
    • preparing correcting journals as needed
  • Check all documents on Monday to make sure prior week transactions are all at final in the accounting system (Advantage).
  • Create and modify daily queries from a data warehouse.



  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting theories, principles, methods, practices, and terminology as well as knowledge of governmental accounting standards and systems.
  • Adaptability to use diverse computerized accounting systems.
  • Ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles to account for revenue, expenditures, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
  • Ability to review and audit invoices such as travel vouchers for conformity with state policies.
  • Effective communicator – in person and in writing.
  • Ability to function effectively as a member of a project team.



An Associate’s Degree from an accredited educational institution in Accounting -OR- any Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution that includes 12 semester hours in accounting coursework -OR- 3 years of practical work experience providing complex technical support to professional accounting staff.  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.



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 ($379.60 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.