Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Accounting Careers Trainee

Target Class - Accountant

Recruitment #191127-0034AR-001


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. 

The State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services is seeking a qualified individual for a full time Accounting Careers Trainee position with the target class of Accountant, in the Revenue Accounting Unit.  This position is located at our Central Office at 450 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford.  This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position.  The hours are Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30 pm.  Hours may be flexible.  This position will be responsible for supporting the two primary functions of the Revenue Accounting Unit which deal with the reconciliation of tax revenue and the issuance of tax refunds.  Strong Accounting skills are necessary for the reconciliation of reports and bank statements required in this position. 

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.

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

Selection Plan

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

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. Candidates will be required to submit a copy of their United States or equivalent college transcript prior to selection.  Failure to provide required documentation will disqualify you from the recruitment process.   

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, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.


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 governmental accounting/auditing principles and practices

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

• Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Excel

• Ability to work independently and meet deadlines in a dynamic office environment

• Strong Organizational skills

• Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

• Ability to read, interpret and understand written material; especially financial and operational documentation, including financial statements and reports, policies and procedures

• Ability to extract, manipulate, organize, perform arithmetical computations and analysis of financial data from accounting systems



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.