Auditor II - Multiple Vacancies - Statewide

Bangor, Maine, United States | Audit | Full-time

Apply by: March 22, 2023

Department of Labor - Bureau of Unemployment Compensation - UI Tax

Opening Date: March 8. 2023

Closing Date:  March 22, 2023

Job Class Code: 0612
Grade: 23 (Professional/Technical)
Salary: $45,136 -  $60,881 
Location: Bangor or Presque Isle, ME

If you are looking for a position that will offer stability and a dependable income, a career as an unemployment auditor may be perfect for you. 

Our team audits existing employers to determine that wages reported are accurate and verify that anyone paid for providing a service is correctly classified as an employee or a subcontractor. This is done by reviewing employer financial records and applying Employment Security Law. Auditors are vital in ensuring that businesses compete on an even playing field and that workers are classified correctly. Additionally, auditors will investigate tips received regarding businesses that are not registered to determine if they should be registered, and if an audit is necessary.


There are multiple vacancies available in these locations and the locations will be assigned based on the proximity to the selected individuals. After an initial training phase, partial remote work is a possibilit

Day to day duties:  

  • Examines and analyzes employer records to determine contributions due, reconcile findings on previously submitted reports, and determine the correct amount of any interest and penalties due or overpaid.
  • Prepares audit reports and assembles audit schedules, tables, exhibits, and documentation to present audit findings and conclusions.
  • Consults, advises, and instructs employers to maintain and increase compliance with Employment Security law and to promote employer relations.
  • Conducts independent and complex audits of subject employers to determine accuracy of reporting to the department and compliance with laws, rules regulations and procedures.
  • Collaborates with Employer services managers and staff to create or improve processes within the Division of Employer Services and to identify tools and/or methods to identify misclassified wages.

Knowledge and abilities desired:

  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to prepare complete and accurate audit reports, supporting schedules and statements
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and oral communications.
  • Ability to conduct audits of governmental units, agencies, or private businesses.
  • Ability to interpret federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to analyze accounting data and reports, prepare audit reports and recommend appropriate corrective action.
  • Ability to secure facts through investigation.

Minimum qualifications:

A Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field and two (2) years experience in accounting/auditing -OR- a six (6) year combination of education, training, and/or experience at a professional auditing or accounting level – OR- a 5 year combination of education, training, and/or experience at a professional auditing or accounting level which includes one year experience at the Auditor I level.

Preference will be given to those applicants:

Candidates with degrees in accounting will be given preference.

Contact information:

Questions about this position should be directed to  Margaret Cole at

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application.  In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period.  Any experience that was not full-time employment should be identified as such. 

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here or contact our office at 207-623-6700.  Paper applications for this posting should be submitted along with cover letter and resume before the closing date to Security & Employment Service Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME  04330 or faxed to 207-287-2018.  Be sure title of the job you are applying for is included.  Applications cannot be accepted after the posting closing date.  

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 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. 

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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