Staff Accountant (22-123-3)

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

Job Description

Staff Accountant (22-123-3)

Augusta , Maine , United States | Accounting & Finance | Full-time Apply by: March 29, 2023 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Maine Department of Transportation

Salary: $39,395.20 – $52,894.40 (Annually) (Salary Schedule (\ActSal\Sal\Spec\Tab\_03\Exec.asp?Spec\No=04&Grade=20) )

Office/Bureau: Finance

Location: Augusta, ME

Position Number: 01400-2731

Opening Date: March 14, 2023

Closing Date: March 29, 2023

Job Description:

This is professional services work involving the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines in maintaining complex accounts within established accounting systems. Duties for this position consist of reconciliation for all expenditures and revenues for the Department on a monthly basis. Responsible for assisting with Payroll reconciliations, distributions, corrections, & processing of overheads. Responsible for preaudit of expenditures and journals. Responsible for ensuring fixed asset inventories are properly recorded and reconciled as well as organizing the annual inventory of fixed assets for the Highway/Facilities fund assets, working with other program/regional managers to ensure timely certification. Consults and confers with other accountants and professionals in order to provide technical accounting advice and guidance. Reconciles internal accounting records with computerized/central accounting records to review and verify the correctness and classification of transactions posted to accounting journals, general ledger accounts, and other subsidiary records in order to ensure accuracy and balance accounts.

To be successful in this position candidate must be able to demonstrate the following core competencies:

+ Knowledge of generally accepted accounting theories, principles, methods, practices, and terminology.

+ Knowledge of computerized accounting systems, strong Excel skills are required

+ Knowledge of standardized desktop technology and products.

+ Ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles to account for revenue, expenditures, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.

+ Ability to communicate effectively and function effectively as a member of a team.

To be minimally qualified for this position candidates must provide evidence of the following experience:

A Bachelors Degree from an accredited educational institution in Accounting OR any other Bachelors Degree from an accredited educational institution that includes at least 18 semester hours in accounting coursework OR An Associates Degree from an accredited educational institution in Accounting and 3 years of practical work experience providing complex technical support to professional accounting staff OR 6 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, Intermediate 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 and must demonstrate the ability to (1) classify and analyze financial data and records for the purpose of business financial planning; (2) design, recommend, and implement modifications of accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records; (3) prepare financial statements and reports such as balance sheets and other operating statements; and (4) analyze accounts and accounting relationships that result in complex accounting entries.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by clicking the “Apply for this Opening/Apply Now” button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and any applicable copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.

*If you require a paper application or have general questions, please contact MaineDOT Human Resources at 207-624-3050 or via email at

Why join our team?

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 holidays, 12 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-$11,345.04 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% for MSEA positions and 17.96% for Confidential positions, of employee’s 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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Job Posting: JC236351350

Posted On: Mar 16, 2023

Updated On: Apr 02, 2023

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