Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Accounting Careers Trainee

Target Class - Accountant

Recruitment #191009-0034AR-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.  

DEEP's Bureau of Central Services, Financial Management Division currently has a job opportunity for one (1) Accounting Careers Trainee. The Accounting Careers Trainee is an on-the-job training program used by the agency to prepare candidates to become Accountants. This position will assist in supporting audit, business office functions, budgeting, grant management, compliance and review of state and federal contracting, procurement and property control.    

This position is Mon - Fri, 40 hours per week, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, although variable at times in order to meet agency needs.

Starting salary:

BA degree with 15 semester hours in accounting -  $52,825 annually

BA degree with 30 semester hours in accounting $56,379 annually

Master's degree with 15 semester hours in accounting $56,379 annually

Master's degree and 30 semester hours in accounting $58,167 annually

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.    

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:, (860)424-3006. 

Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive. Open to the public.


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.


  • Experience in being collaborative with verbal and written communication skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization;
  • Ability to utilize computer software including Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) to prepare work product and presentations by effectively using the menu items, cell formulas and functions included in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) to sort, analyze and present  information;
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand written material; especially financial and operational documentation, including financial statements and reports, investments, policies and procedures;
  • Ability to understand and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
  • Ability to extract, manipulate, organize, perform arithmetical computations and analysis of financial data from accounting systems;
  • Ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgment reasoning ability and logic;
  • Ability to work in an individual or team environment and to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public;
  • Experience using QuickBooks or other accounting software packages; and
  • Strong attention to detail.



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.