In a state agency this class is accountable for performing highly complex and difficult examination work involving the financial records of state agencies, businesses, municipalities, or other entities. This class may also be accountable for working lead or consultative responsibility.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is an advanced professional working level or a professional working lead level and is distinguished from lower-level accounting and examining classes by the requirement to exercise considerable latitude in judgment in applying examination principles and guidelines to complex and unusual situations.
Works under the limited supervision of a Supervising Accounts Examiner, or other employee of higher grade.
May lead Accounts Examiners and other lower-level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs highly complex and difficult examination work involving the financial records of State agencies, businesses, municipalities, or other entities receiving money distributed and monitored by the State;
Assigns and reviews work;
Establishes and maintains unit procedures;
Provides staff training and assistance;
Conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations;
Acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures;
Examines complex and varied financial documents and data submitted;
Researches historical and/or other related data as needed;
Analyzes and compares data to determine appropriate status or action;
Determines compliance of documents or procedures with laws, regulations and any state or federal requirements;
Holds meetings with audit subjects;
May participate in conferences and hearings;
May coordinate unit workflow;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
professional accounting and auditing principles and practices;
governmental and commercial accounting;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to
analyze financial records, documents, and reports;
prepare reports including narrative and statistical sections;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience in accounting or auditing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the professional level.
NOTE: Professional level accounting or auditing is interpreted as work performed as a professional Accountant, Auditor, or Accounts Examiner with responsibility for the exercise of independent analysis and judgement in the application of professional accounting principles and practices.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Certification as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor may be substituted for one (1) year of the General and Special Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Associate Accounts Examiner in Salary Group AR 26 approved effective January 23, 2015. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 23-008