Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Associate Accounts Examiner

Recruitment #191106-0946AR-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT), invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Associate Accounts Examiner in the Office of External Audit. This position is primarily responsible for performing and the oversight of agreed upon procedures review of DOT projects for Consultants, Municipalities, Utilities and Railroads. This position is full-time, Monday through Friday, 40 hours/week.

Duties include:

• Perform complex reviews of DOT projects using agreed upon procedures
• Closeouts of Projects/agreements with Consulting Engineering Firms, Municipalities, Utilities and Railroads
• Review Single Audit Reports for compliance with applicable regulations
• Review CPA audit reports of annual consultant Indirect Cost Rate submissions
• Assist the Director of External Audits to develop and monitor unit performance metrics and other statistical data for DOT management

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

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.

Direct questions pertaining to this recruitment to jennifer.brame@ct.gov. Reference #31000.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

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.

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal applicants will possess the following:

• Experience with Core-CT, STARS
• Microsoft Word and advanced Excel skills (VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, formulas/functions, etc.)
• Analytical, writing, and communication skills
• Knowledge of and experience in financial auditing including, but not limited to Indirect Cost Rates, application of Agreed On Procedures and review of work papers
• Knowledge of the use of State and Federal statutes and regulations
• The ability to work independently on complex problems and reviews with minimal supervision

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

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.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.