The Department of Education invites candidates to apply for an Accounting Careers Trainee position to join the Office of Internal Audit. Under the direct supervision of a lead auditor, you will be conducting performance audits and other examinations of external and internal departmental programs, functions and activities with the objective of developing the skills and knowledge necessary for advancement into the target class of Accounts Examiner. Some examples of the work you will be involved in includes reviewing grantee audit reports for compliance with state and federal single audit requirements; reviewing department grant calculation forms for accuracy and compliance with state or federal requirement; assisting in the resolution of audit issues and grant variances with grantees; assisting in conducting external financial audits of grantee reports filed by municipalities and non-profit organizations for the purpose of ensuring compliance with grant agreements, state statutes or other regulatory requirements, performs related duties as required.
At any point in this recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may be included: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
This position will require regular travel throughout the state.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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, SKILL AND ABILITY
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.
The preferred candidate has a Bachelor's Degree with 30 semester hours in accounting; Experience working with computer software such as Access, Excel and Word; Experience writing reports; Previous experience working in an audit environment through traditional employment or internship.
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.