Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Accounting Careers Trainee

Recruitment #180907-0034AR-001


The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has an opportunity for an Accounting Careers Trainee with a commitment to excellence who thrives in a fast-paced environment.

The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is the state's lead agency responsible for strengthening Connecticut’s competitive economic position and provides financial, and technical assistance to municipalities, businesses, community development, tourism, culture, and arts organizations. DECD also provides administrative support services to the Department of Housing. Additional information can be obtained at:

This position is located at 450 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. It is full time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, however, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency. In this position, the candidate will receive training for development of skills and knowledge in accounting and increasingly difficult duties with responsibility for: performing accounting to ensure compliance with statutes, regulations, guidelines and accepted accounting principles including accounts payable and receivable; maintaining financial records and accounts relating to accounts payable and receivable; prepares financial reports; and other related duties as required.

Selection Plan

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Any questions pertaining to this job posting should be directed to Lorraine Vittner,, 860-713-5449.


In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional accounting or auditing position.


Receives training in introductory accounting or auditing work for development of skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement into a professional agency accounting or auditing position; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during the course of the training period; examines financial records of governmental or private businesses and accounting methods and procedures to ensure compliance with statutes, regulations, guidelines or accepted accounting principles; may receive training in such areas as maintaining financial records and accounts, establishing financial statements and schedules, and preparing budget estimates; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices; knowledge of business mathematics and statistics; some knowledge of business uses of information technology; some knowledge of effective report writing; ability to read and understand written materials; ability to utilize computer software.


Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree in accounting or in a closely related business field with at least 15 semester hours in accounting.


• Work experience with accounts receivable
• Work experience with accounts payable



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.