Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Financial Clerk

Recruitment #200109-3847CL-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) seeks to employ, career-oriented Financial Clerk(s) for full time (40 hours per week, Monday - Friday) to work in our Central Office, located in Wethersfield CT. We are looking for candidates who can perform fiscal functions such as accounts payable, accounting, purchasing etc.  The Agency anticipates openings throughout the year and this process will be used to create a pool of candidates to draw from. The anticipated vacancies are in the following areas: Accounting/Budget Unit, Asset Management, Purchasing/Accounts Payable and Standards & Development.

If you are employed, you will receive the full range of benefits available to employees of the State of Connecticut. The State offers liberal retirement and medical benefits, and most employees are eligible for 12 paid vacation days, 12 holidays, 15 paid sick days, and 3 paid personal days per year upon attaining permanent status* (*six months continuous service).

Selection Plan

Candidates selected for interview will be required to provide the following at the time of interview:
  • Cover Letter 
  • Resume

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation such as performance reviews, professional references etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will not be able to make revisions once you submit your application via JobAps.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete and inaccurate application will not be considered for the above employment opportunity.

Questions regarding the above recruitment may be directed to Erica.mcguinness@ct.gov or at 860-692-7608.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for the preparation and/or maintenance of payroll, agency accounts, financial statements, cash accounting or other bookkeeping and record keeping functions in an agency.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assists in preparation of payroll or independently prepares components of a payroll such as shift differential, holidays and overtime; maintains agency bookkeeping and other financial records; maintains cash journals and ledgers; process payments; assists in preparing financial statements and budgets; balances and reconciles accounts; reviews incoming bids for compliance with purchase orders; may prepare reports; may handle money or checks; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of basic bookkeeping, accounting, and financial record keeping procedures; some knowledge of payroll procedures, financial terminology and coding, statements and budget preparations; skill in performing arithmetical computations; interpersonal skills; ability to perform general clerical tasks; ability to handle large amounts of money; ability to operate a variety of office equipment which includes personal computers, computer terminals, typewriters, calculating machines, cash registers, check writing machines and other electronic equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years' clerical experience in accounting, financial record keeping or bookkeeping.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience in book keeping & cash handling  
  • Experience of equipment and asset inventory
  • Experience purchasing & accounts payable
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft and its financial function

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Persons having responsibility for supervising or observing the behavior of inmates or custodial clients will be required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification by the time of permanent appointment.

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.