Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Accounting Careers Trainee

Target Class: Accounts Examiner

Recruitment #180514-0034AR-001

Introduction

The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is recruiting for (2) Accounting Career Trainee (ACT) positions with a target class of Accounts Examiner. These positions will report to and train in the School Construction Audit Unit of the DAS Business Office. The School Construction Audit Unit is primarily responsible for auditing expenses of Local Education Agencies to qualify for reimbursement. This is performed using Government Auditing Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Questions about any phase of this recruitment should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Theresa Judge at theresa.judge@ct.gov or (860) 713-5319.

Selection Plan

APPOINTMENT:
1. The length of the training program is two (2) years for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or in a closely related business field with at least 15 semester hours in accounting.
2. The length of the training program is one (1) year for individuals with a Master’s degree in accounting or in a closely related business field with at least 15 semester hours in accounting.
3. The length of the training program for an individual who earns a Master’s degree in accounting or in a closely related business field with at least 15 semester hours in accounting while assigned to this classification is one year from the date the Master’s degree is conferred or the end of the original two (2) year training period, whichever comes first.

SCHEDULE OF SALARIES FOR ACCOUNTING CAREERS TRAINEE: Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree with 15 semester hours in accounting:
- Hiring Rate AR 15 Step 3; Completion of 1 Year of Training Step 5
Bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in accounting:
- Hiring Rate AR 15 Step 5; Completion of 1 Year of Training Step 7
Master's degree in a related field and 15 semester hours in accounting:
- Hiring Rate AR 15 Step 5; Completion of 1 Year of Training Step 7
Master's degree in a related field and 30 semester hours in accounting:
- Hiring Rate AR 15 Step 6; Completion of 1 Year of Training Step 7

1. The salary for an employee who completes any of the above Minimum Requirements after initial appointment to the Accounting Careers Trainee job class will be adjusted commensurate with the schedule above and effective the pay period following the date the Master's degree has been conferred or the pay period following the date the appropriate number of credits as indicated above have been earned.
2. For current state employees, compensation will be in accordance with guidelines for computing salary adjustments set forth by the Department of Administrative Services, Determining Salary Upon Change in Class Manual.

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Experience in querying, analyzing & confirming budgets, general ledgers & other financial documents;
• Experience preparing accounting/auditing financial work papers & documents;
• Experience with drafting reports and other communications to internal & external stakeholders;
• Experience working within accounting software such as QuickBooks, Quicken, People Soft.

Preferred Education:
• Possession of a Bachelor's degree in accounting or in a closely related business field with at least 30 semester hours in accounting.

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.