Auditor II Portland

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Auditor II Portland

Portland , Maine , United States | Audit | Full-time Apply by: Dec. 19, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Labor – Bureau of Unemployment Compensation

Opening Date: December 4, 2021

Closing Date: December 19, 2021

Job Class Code: 0612

Grade: 23 (Professional/Technical)

Salary: $43,409 – $58,531

Location: Portland

This is professional services work in conducting complex audits of employer records to determine compliance, status, and tax liability under employment security law. Work includes systematically examining and verifying payroll and financial records to determine accuracy of Unemployment Insurance tax reports submitted. Work is performed in an assigned geographical area of the state. The incumbent will be based in the CareerCenter in Portland. Frequent regional travel and occasional statewide travel will be required.

Primary tasks:

+ Examines and analyzes employer records in order 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 in order to present audit findings and conclusions.

+ Consults, advises and instructs employers in order to maintain and increase compliance with Employment Security law and to promote employer relations.

+ Conducts independent and complex audits of subject employers in order 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.

Required skills/knowledge:

+ Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, practices and procedures.

+ Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

+ Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and oral communications

+ 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 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 of 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 for candidates with a degree in Accounting

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.

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here or contact Melissa Weiner, Human Resources Generalist at (207) 816-0217. 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.

Contact Information:

Questions about this position can be directed to Margaret Cole

Why work for the State of Maine?

+ Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

+ Retirement Savings

+ Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement

+ Living Resources (Employee Assistance Program)

+ Paid Holidays

+ Federal Public Loan Forgiveness Program- to learn if you qualify, please visit

+ Statewide Locations

+ Training

+ Seasonal Jobs

+ Summer Internship Opportunities


The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

+ 13.16% of pay to retirement for bargaining unit positions

+ The value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $14.60 biweekly.

+ At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (at least $412.23). Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%. The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment. To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables ( .

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.

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Job Posting: JC199249290

Posted On: Dec 06, 2021

Updated On: Dec 22, 2021