Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Associate Accounts Examiner

Recruitment #190510-0946AR-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of Contract Compliance, invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Associate Accounts Examiner. The position will be located at the CTDOT Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. The position is for the first shift and is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

The candidate will be responsible for reviewing applications and determining eligibility for certification in the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE Program). This individual will be responsible for reviewing applications, which include, operating agreements/bylaws, ownership documents and transactions, and complex legal and financial documents (including personal and business tax returns and Personal Net Worth documents).

The candidate will be required to determine priorities; research historical and/or other related data as needed; analyze and compare data to determine appropriate status or action; determine compliance of documents with laws, regulations and any state or federal requirements; hold meetings with applicants; participate in conferences and hearings; prepare compliance reports; and maintain financial records to track program expenditures; and perform related duties as required.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications and the Preferred Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Brame at Reference #83249.


In a State agency this class is accountable for performing highly complex and difficult examination work involving the financial records of State agencies, businesses, municipalities, or other entities. This class may also be accountable for working lead or consultative responsibility.


Performs highly complex and difficult examination work involving the financial records of State agencies, businesses, municipalities, or other entities receiving money distributed and monitored by the State; determines priorities; assigns and reviews work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; examines complex and varied financial documents and data submitted; researches historical and/or other related data as needed; analyzes and compares data to determine appropriate status or action; determines compliance of documents or procedures with laws, regulations and any state or federal requirements; holds meetings with audit subjects; may participate in conferences and hearings; may coordinate unit workflow; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of professional accounting and auditing principles and practices; considerable knowledge of governmental and commercial accounting; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze financial records, documents, and reports; ability to prepare reports including narrative and statistical sections; some supervisory ability.


Seven (7) years of experience in accounting or auditing.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the professional level.

Note: Professional level accounting or auditing is interpreted as work performed as a professional Accountant, Auditor, or Accounts Examiner with responsibility for the exercise of independent analysis and judgement in the application of professional accounting principles and practices.


  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.


Candidates are required to have work experience with financial auditing, and have a working knowledge and understanding of general accounting and auditing principles and practices. The candidate should be able to apply this knowledge as needed to different applicant situations. Candidates should also have the ability to:

• Read and analyze Federal Regulations
• Critically review information to make determinations
• Select the applicable regulations to utilize when making decisions
• Conduct interviews and site visits
• Understand different business structures
• Analyze ownership documents
• Prepare a written narrative report of findings in context to the regulatory requirements and respond to decision appeals.


Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



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.