Accounting Specialist

at Public Consulting Group in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description


About Public Consulting Group

Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986, PCG employs approximately 2,000 professionals throughout the U.S.-all committed to delivering solutions that change lives for the better. The firm is a member of a family of companies with experience in all 50 states, clients in six Canadian provinces and Europe. PCG offers clients a multidisciplinary approach to meet challenges, pursue opportunities, and serve constituents across the public sector. To learn more, visit .


Social Security Advocacy Management Services Overview:

Within the organization PCG has a project team dedicated to providing Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation and advocacy work for low-income Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and child welfare agencies throughout the country. This project team is referred to as our Social Security Advocacy Management Service SSAMS team. The SSAMS team’s projects include Social Security disability advocacy and representative payee benefits management services.

Overall Responsibilities:

PCG is seeking an Accounting Specialist to work with our Social Security benefits management team. The Accounting Specialist will be responsible for completing tasks and managing a workload to support the management of funds for children in foster care. This role will require the ability to trouble shoot, field questions from case planners and work with a team to ensure proper accounting, notifications, and reconciliation of monthly benefits.

Specific Responsibilities:

+ Monitor and reconcile ledgers

+ Provide regular notification and statements to designated parties

+ Conduct analysis reports when youth leaves foster care to determine funds to be returned to the Social Security Administration (SSA)

+ Assist with transfer of payee responsibilities to new payee

+ Complete SSA change of payee applications

+ Field communications from case planners about children’s benefits as requested

+ Sort, scan and save SSA notices

+ Provide monthly reporting statistics to Supervisor


Required Skills:

+ Intermediate skills with Word, Excel, and other Outlook Microsoft products

+ Professional writing and verbal communication skills

+ Ability to trouble shoot and problem solve

+ Knowledge and understanding of basic accounting principles

+ Attention to detail

+ Familiarity with SSA benefits or representative payee responsibilities a plus

+ Ability to work in a team environment that is continuously evolving

+ Ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality of all materials in the work setting

Required Experience:

+ An associate degree or 2 years relevant experience.

+ Human Service or public sector background preferred.


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Compensation for roles at Public Consulting Group varies depending on a wide array of factors including, but not limited to, the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience.?As required by applicable law, PCG provides the following reasonable range of compensation for this role: $20.00-22.00 hourly . In addition, PCG provides a range of benefits for this role.

EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employmentregarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programsare based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.


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Posted Date 4 weeks ago (9/18/2023 4:50 PM)

Job ID 2023-9803

\# of Openings 1

Category Customer Service/Support

Type Regular Full-Time

Practice Area Human Services

Public Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Job Posting: JC248162454

Posted On: Sep 20, 2023

Updated On: Oct 18, 2023

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