Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Accounts Examiner

Recruitment #190930-0030AR-001

Introduction

 

The Second Injury Fund and Unclaimed Property Divisions within the State of Connecticut Office of the State Treasurer are seeking an Accounts Examiner candidate.  The successful candidate will utilize their knowledge, skills and abilities, while gaining the necessary experience through side-by-side instructional training and learning on an array of duties including, but not limited to: independently auditing and reconciling holder reports and receipts received and processed by the Unclaimed Property Division.  The successful candidate will be the gatekeeper of all reports, appropriately allocate receipts; perform internal audit of unclaimed property database; and, perform desk audits of assessment filings from insurance companies and self-insured employers.

The Second Injury Fund ("SIF" or "the Fund") is a state operated workers' compensation insurance fund established in 1945 to discourage discrimination against veterans and encourage the assimilation of workers with a pre-existing injury into the workforce. Public Act 95-277 closed the Fund to new "second injury" claims for injuries sustained on or after July 1, 1995 and expanded enforcement, fines and penalties against employers who fail to provide workers' compensation coverage. Prior to July 1, 1995, the Fund provided relief to employers where a worker, who already had a pre-existing injury or condition, was hurt on the job and that second injury was made "materially and substantially" worse by the first injury (thus the term "Second Injury Fund"). Such employers transferred liability for these workers' compensation claims to the Fund, if certain criteria were met under the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Act. Today the Fund continues to be liable for those claims transferred prior to the closing of the Fund as well as claims involving uninsured employers, reimbursement of cost of living adjustments for certain injuries involving payment of total disability benefits or dependent widow's benefits and, on a pro rata basis, reimbursement claims to employers of any worker who had more than one employer at the time of the injury. The Fund seeks to provide quality service both to the injured workers and employers of Connecticut, whom it jointly serves and accomplishes this by adjudicating qualifying workers' compensation claims fairly and in accordance with applicable law, industry standards and best practices. Where possible, the Fund seeks to return injured workers to gainful employment or seeks settlement of claims, which ultimately reduces the burden on Connecticut taxpayers and businesses.

The Unclaimed Property Division (UCP) is responsible for safeguarding assets turned over to the Office of the Treasurer in accordance with state law, until the rightful owners are located. The primary objective of the unclaimed property program is to reunite rightful owners or heirs with their unclaimed property, which is remitted to the Office of the Treasurer by business entities after the business loses contact with a customer for a period of three to five years. Unclaimed assets include, but are not limited to: savings or checking accounts, uncashed checks, matured certificates of deposit, stocks, bonds or mutual funds, travelers' checks or money orders, and proceeds from life insurance policies. A permanent record of reports of unclaimed property filed annually by holders of such property is maintained by the Division. Unclaimed property holders include banks, credit unions, insurance companies, brokerage firms, utility companies, and businesses. The Division prescribes holder report forms and monitors reporting by holders. Such assets must be reported and remitted within 90 days following the close of each calendar year.These assets are held in the custody of the Treasurer until claimants come forward or are located. Efforts to locate the owners of abandoned property include a website (www.ctbiglist.com), a phone number to call (1-800-833-7318, Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM Eastern Time) and the biennial publication listing abandoned property reported and transferred to the Treasurer.SIF and UCP are currently seeking applications to fill one vacancy for Accounts Examiner. 

The successful candidate will split their time between both divisions. We are seeking a candidate that is self-motivated, detail oriented and able to work independently. The position is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Ronnell Young at Ronnell.Young@ct.gov or (860)702-3144. 

Selection Plan

This position will be filled in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

In order to be considered, you must be meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.  

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Ensure that your application is completed before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system.  

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification (s) for this position. These documents may include: performance appraisals, cover letters, employment/supervisory references, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, foreign education equivalency reports from a recognized USA accrediting service, etc.  

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.  

Due to a large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.  

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the examination of financial records of state agencies, businesses, municipalities or other entities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Conducts or participates in examinations of financial records and documents of state agencies, businesses, municipalities or other organizations which are monitored by the state; prepares for examinations by reviewing prior audit reports, financial statements, budgets or other available data; for an on-site audit meets with officials of organization being examined to discuss audit procedures, answers questions and obtains necessary information and records; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analysis; examines various financial records including revenue, expenditure, payroll and grant accounting; examines and reconciles accounting records with supporting data, such as vouchers, invoices and cash receipts; determines compliance of various complex financial documents with applicable regulations; examines accounting methods and procedures to ensure compliance with accepted accounting principles, laws and regulations and state or federal requirements; for an on-site audit reviews and discusses audit findings with officials of organization audited; prepares unit reports explaining results and making recommendations; may participate in hearings or conferences; may prepare remittance schedules for collection or delinquent accounts and arrange for attachments as required; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of and ability to apply professional accounting and auditing principles and practices; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant statutes and regulations; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze financial records, documents and reports; ability to prepare comprehensive reports including narrative and statistical sections; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience in accounting or auditing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the paraprofessional level. Work at the paraprofessional level requires the exercise of some independent judgment in applying basic accounting principles and may be compared to the level of a full charge bookkeeper. For state employees this is the level of Assistant Accountant.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. 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.
  2. A Master's degree in Accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  3. Certification in any of the following may be substituted for one (1) year of the General and Special Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor.
  4. Two (2) years of experience as an Assistant Accountant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices;

• Strong organizational skills;

• PC proficient and strong experience with MS office, especially Excel;

• Strong experience in utilizing Microsoft Office Excel;  including preparing work products effectively using  formulas, graphs, charts and Excel functions such as  merging spreadsheets, sorting and  analyzing multiple spreadsheets and information;

• Experience in collaborating with other organizations and members at various levels; with verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively across all levels of an organization and with the general public;

• Ability to extract, manipulate, organize, perform arithmetical computations and analysis of financial data from accounting systems;

• Ability to read, interpret and understand written material; especially financial and operational documentation, including reports, policies and procedures;

• Ability to monitor compliance with statutes, regulations, guidelines and accounting principles;

• Ability to learn and adapt to new processes and computer systems;

• Strong experience with customer service at many different levels within an organization;

• Experience with resolving complex issues and questions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.