Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Accountant

Recruitment #181204-0026AR-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection is currently recruiting for an Accountant position located in Middletown.  This is a full time, Monday - Friday, 40 hour per week.  The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the fiscal administration of funding in excess of $50,000,000 of grant funds for the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and the Division of Fire Prevention Control.  The federal grants included but not limited to are Homeland Security, Hazard Mitigation and State Fire Training Systems.

Selection Plan

Candidates selected for interview must provide the following at the time of interview:                              

State Employees:                              

  • Two (2) most recent performance evaluations                              
  • Completed CT-HR-13                 

Non State Employees:                              

  • Two (2) letters of professional reference from a current and/or previous supervisor
  • Completed CT-HR-13  

Click here CT-HR-13 to complete the Criminal Convictions addendum.  The CT-HR-13 can also be found on the DAS website http://portal.ct.gov/das by typing in “CT-HR-13” into the “Search Department of Administrative Services” search field.  Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history records check along with reference checks. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation. Failure to provide the required documents listed above or submit your application accurately and on time, will eliminate you from the recruitment process. 

For questions concerning this job opportunity, please contact Jeanne Anderson within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Human Resources office at Jeanne.Anderson@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in professional accounting.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Records complex and compound journal entries; prepares balance sheets and financial statements involving multiple accounts; analyzes and interprets accounting records and reports; assists higher level staff in planning, design and implementation of accounting procedures or systems; reviews expenditures and prepares or reviews financial statements; assists in budget management by compiling and reviewing agency manager program budget proposals, preparing estimates and calculations of projected expenditures and quarterly allotments, and preparing monthly reports; monitors fiscal aspects of grant programs by preparing or reviewing financial reports, reviewing expenditures for compliance with grant contracts, providing technical assistance to grantees in maintaining accounting records; recommends accounting related improvements to business practices such as accounting controls and financial reviews; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analysis; assists in EDP experts in planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems; in addition to professional accounting tasks, may supervise bookkeeping (e.g. maintenance, balancing and reconciling of accounts), accounts payable and/or receivable functions or other accounting related paraprofessional or clerical functions; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices including knowledge of governmental accounting and budgeting; knowledge of basic auditing principles and practices; interpersonal skills; oral communication skills; ability to prepare, analyze and evaluate financial statements and other accounting records and reports; ability to analyze and evaluate accounting methods and procedures; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management; ability to read and interpret written materials.

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 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

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting or closely related business field
  • knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices including knowledge of governmental accounting
  • ability to prepare, analyze and evaluate financial information and various accounting records and reports
  • ability to analyze and evaluate accounting methods and procedures, reconcile funds and prepare complex journal entries
  • interpersonal and written communication skills
  • proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • knowledge of PeopleSoft Financial tools

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.