Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Accounts Examiner

WIOA Administration Unit

Recruitment #190709-0030AR-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Labor (DOL) is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in an ever-changing environment, we assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy. We take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and the other agencies that serve them. We ensure the supply of high-quality integrated services that serve the needs of our customers.

DOL's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Administration Unit is currently responsible for over 90 Million in State and Federal Funding to help job seekers, workers and businesses with career services, job training and education.

The WIOA unit has a current opening for an Accounts Examiner to be based in our Wethersfield, CT, office. This position will review contracts for state and federal funding for programs administered by the CTDOL and the WIOA Administration Unit.

This is a full-time, first shift position, working from Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM.

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Selection Plan

This position is 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: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.


In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the examination of financial records of state agencies, businesses, municipalities or other entities.


Conducts or participates in examinations of financial records and documents of state agencies, businesses, municipalities or other organizations which are monitored by the state; prepares for examinations by reviewing prior audit reports, financial statements, budgets or other available data; for an on-site audit meets with officials of organization being examined to discuss audit procedures, answers questions and obtains necessary information and records; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analysis; examines various financial records including revenue, expenditure, payroll and grant accounting; examines and reconciles accounting records with supporting data, such as vouchers, invoices and cash receipts; determines compliance of various complex financial documents with applicable regulations; examines accounting methods and procedures to ensure compliance with accepted accounting principles, laws and regulations and state or federal requirements; for an on-site audit reviews and discusses audit findings with officials of organization audited; prepares unit reports explaining results and making recommendations; may participate in hearings or conferences; may prepare remittance schedules for collection or delinquent accounts and arrange for attachments as required; performs related duties as required.

Accounts Examiner Job Duties in WIOA Administration Unit:  

1.      Reviews contracts for state and federal funding for programs administered by the CTDOL and the WIOA Administration unit including but not limited to the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act’s Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth programming, Connecticut’s Youth Employment Program, Step Up, Platform to Employment, Mortgage Crisis Training, Second Chance, Jobs First Employment Program, National Emergency Grants and Second Generation.  

2.      Annual Compliance Monitoring of all 5 Workforce Development Boards (WDBs,) and other service providers, programming which includes a review of financial management, consisting of financial reporting, cost allocation methodology, cash management, allowable costs, payroll controls, audit requirements, procurement and property controls.  

3.      Reports findings of compliance monitoring to WIOA Administration management and provides recommendations for resolution.  

4.      Prepares draft reports to WDBS, and other service providers, regarding findings from compliance monitoring.  

5.      Analyzes federal and state statutes, regulations and advisories in order to apply financial requirements and methodologies to compliance monitoring to ensure appropriate use of funding.   6.      Provides technical assistance to WDBs and other service providers in order to ensure consistent application of financial requirements for federal and state funded programming.


Knowledge of and ability to apply professional accounting and auditing principles and practices; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant statutes and regulations; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze financial records, documents and reports; ability to prepare comprehensive reports including narrative and statistical sections; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management.


Six (6) years of experience in accounting or auditing.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the paraprofessional level. Work at the paraprofessional level requires the 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.


  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.


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.