Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services


Recruitment #200107-0026AR-001



The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), a State of Connecticut quasi-public agency, is recruiting for a full-time Accountant position in Windsor Locks.  This is a first shift, 40-hour per week, Monday-Friday position.


This position is responsible for overseeing the financial and accounting processes for the five GA airports with the CAA.  GA project accounting entails maintaining detailed project records to provide an accurate financial pulse on each project and its status.  Includes Federal (FAA) required reporting, setting up Federal receivables, Federal billing (applications for reimbursements from FAA) in the FAA Delphi system, reviewing and approving periodic budget adjustments by funding source for projects and validating them for Board of Directors’ approval, withholding and releasing retainage, reconciling budget funds to actual spend, and at conclusion of each project, a final “true-up” reconciliation of the collective project ensuring consistency across all records.  This position will involve frequent collaboration with the Engineering Department and project managers to stay abreast of each project’s status.

GA operations accounting involves a series of predominantly recurring entries to record month-end expense accruals, P-Card (Corporate Card) expense management, entering or approving vouchers, and drafting various account reconciliations at each month end.  In addition, this position will be responsible for recording adjusting journal entries on an as-needed basis and work closely with the Accounting Manger to facilitate continuous improvement initiatives to enhance transparency or automate processes for greater efficiency.  For Bradley International Airport, will prepare cash and investment journal entries as well as complete monthly bank reconciliations.  This includes working closely with field units to offer support.

This position will assist with the annual financial statement audit, SEFA (Schedule of Federal Expenditures) audit and PFC (Passenger Facility Cost) audit.  Will work closely with the Accounting Manager to prepare schedules for auditors, including year-end accruals and various rollforward schedules and reconciliations.  Will perform other related duties as required.


The CAA owns and operates Bradley International Airport as well as five General Aviation (GA) Airports throughout the state and employs approximately 150 people. The CAA generates over $70 million in annual operating revenues and directs an annual operating expense budget in excess of $65 million.  We strive to provide excellent customer service and top-quality facilities for its passengers while making Connecticut’s airports more attractive to new airlines, establishing new routes, and supporting Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on this posting.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.  All 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.

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the agency.

An individual serving in this position must be able to successfully undergo a thorough background and security screening, including being fingerprinted, pre-employment drug screening and maintain required security clearance during the duration of employment. 


For all other inquires, please contact Timothy Geary at or 860-254-5897.


In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in professional accounting.


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 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.


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 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.


In addition to the above, the preferred candidate will have the following:

Working knowledge of accounting ERP systems (JD Edwards a plus);

Proficient in MS Office applications with advanced working knowledge of MS Excel (VLOOKUP, Pivot tables, formulas/functions, etc.);

Strong financial background and demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills;

Strong interpersonal skills, including internal and external customers;

Some experience with airport/aviation related financial management activities is desirable;

Core-CT financial system experience is a plus.



The State of Connecticut and the Connecticut Airport Authority are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employers 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.