Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Accounting Careers Trainee

Target Class - Revenue Examiner 1

Recruitment #190509-0034AR-001


The mission of the State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is to instill public confidence in the integrity and fairness of tax collection; achieve the highest level of voluntary taxpayer compliance; continuously improve agency performance; contribute to the fiscal and economic well-being of the state; and provide a positive and professional workplace. We strive to be leaner, flatter, smarter and more focused by taxpayer services than ever before. We strive every day to be efficient, effective, honest, transparent and fair. We try to be sure the voice of taxpayers is heard and that we understand the impact of our actions on their lives and businesses.                                     

DRS is currently accepting applications to establish a pool of qualified candidates to fill one current vacancy and future vacancies for Accounting Connecticut Careers Trainees (ACTs) with a target class of Revenue Examiner 1. This recruitment will be used for future vacancies for up to 1 year.

The Accounting Careers Trainee is an on-the-job training program used by the agency to prepare candidates to become tax auditors, or Revenue Examiners.  Successful candidates will put to use their knowledge, skills and abilities, while gaining the necessary experience through side-by-side instructional training and learning to independently audit an array of tax types from various taxpayers for the State of Connecticut.  Some functional units perform in-house audits while others may require travel throughout the region or country in order to conduct the audit.

We are seeking candidates who are self-motivated, detail oriented and able to work independently. 

The positions are 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will be located at 450 Columbus Blvd., in Hartford, CT.    

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office: Benjamin Alejandro,, (860) 297-5700. 

Selection Plan

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

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include: college transcripts, performance reviews, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening at the time of hire and must specify their qualifications on their application.

Must have valid driver's license. May be required to travel.

Failure to provide required documentation will disqualify you from the interview and recruitment process.    


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.


• Knowledge of basic accounting/auditing principles & practices

• Strong Organizational skills

• Experience using QuickBooks and other accounting software packages

• Experience in being collaborative with verbal and written communication skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization; 

• 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 financial statements and reports, investments, policies and procedures;

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

• 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



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.