Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Accountant

Recruitment #191021-0026AR-001

Introduction

The State of CT,  Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) is recruiting for a full-time Accountant at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.  This position will be responsible for independently carrying out a full range of tasks in professional accounting within the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) Finance Department - Revenue Accounting Unit. 

The selected candidate will primarily perform a variety of duties from among these major responsibilities and others related to other aspects of the Revenue Accounting operations of the CAA:
• Initiating and carrying out appropriate collection efforts to the various tenants at each of the airports;
•Entering and/or ensuring tenant billings/adjustments comply with lease requirements;
•Act as backup for handling all CAA receipts and, if needed, possible trips to the bank;
•Performing required tenant and lease administration regarding the financial requirements
  -reviewing of lease agreement
  -billing system maintenance
  -identifying reporting requirements and develop formats if  needed
  -establishing tracking of various critical lease dates for follow-up requirements
  -collection and review of annual statements if required
•Communicating as needed with tenants (both written and verbal);
•Performing or assisting in periodic reconciliations to various general ledger accounts as needed;
•Assisting as needed with the fiscal needs of other CAA operational areas such as Ground Transportation and Security;
•Performing variety of daily and monthly reconciliations, as needed, to ensure accuracy;
•Maintaining required statistical tracking and identify and research any inexplicable variances;
•Collecting and reviewing of any required annual Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) audits from various carriers;
•Monitoring various financial aspects of the airport parking operations;
•Assisting, as needed, in the annual development and administration of the various revenue budgets;
•Assisting, as needed, with annual audit requirements;
•Maintaining vendor information within the CAA operating system;
•Preparing and entering general ledger entries as needed;
•Other related duties as required

Selection Plan

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your Resume in the “Resume Tab” of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.  Applicants invited to interview may be asked to provide additional documentation which supports their qualifications for this position.  These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, etc.

For all other inquires, please contact Robin Taylor at rtaylor@ctairports.org or 860-254-5897.

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

The preferred candidate will have:

•Some experience in active collection efforts;
•Experience working with the JD Edwards Financial System;
•Microsoft Word and advanced Excel skills (VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, formulas/functions, etc.)

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.