Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Assistant Accountant

Recruitment #200831-5140AR-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Teachers Retirement Board (TRB) is responsible for administration of the Teachers Retirement System and provides retirement, disability, survivorship and health insurance benefits for Connecticut public school teachers and their beneficiaries.  The TRB maintains over 55,000 active accounts and provides almost $2 billion in pension payments to 37,000 retirees annually.

We are recruiting for a full-time Assistant Accountant.  This is a Monday through Friday, 40hr./week position.  In this role, you will serve as a liaison between school district reporting entities and the agency as well as providing customer service to teachers around the state in providing support to the administration of the pension system.  Additional duties may include Purchasing and Accounts Payable processing in the State of CT accounting system, receive and process payments, and 1099 reporting.

Requirements of the position:

  • Oral & Written Communication Skills
  • Analytical & Problem Solving Skills
  • Ability to work at the office and remotely as required by management

The TRB is located at the newly renovated State Office Building, located at 165 Capitol Avenue in Hartford, CT.  This state-of-the-art building offers an on-site cafeteria, free garage parking and ergonomic workspaces. 

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. 

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

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Heidi Gray at heidi.gray@ct.gov. 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for performing a combination of a full range of basic professional and highly complex clerical work in accounting or financial examination work.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Maintains an interrelated group of accounts including classifying and recording transactions, taking trial balances and reconciling accounts; prepares simple financial statements; assists in preparation of complex financial statements; examines financial documents to ensure accuracy and conformance with requirements by reviewing related records, provisions and/or regulations; maintains accounts receivable including preparing and processing billings, maintaining related accounts, managing accounts receivable, making and recording adjustments, cancellations or remissions and computing interest due and penalties; calculates rates involving complex arithmetical formulas; responsible for accounts payable including maintaining disbursement records, distributing charges to proper accounts, encumbering appropriation accounts for purchase orders, authorizing routine expenditures, auditing invoices or payments for accuracy and compliance with state regulations; gathers and consolidates payroll and expenditure data to facilitate budget preparation; ensures expenditures plus encumbrances are within appropriation limits; ensures routine payments are in compliance with contract provisions; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial record keeping principles and practices; knowledge of basic governmental accounting principles and practices including general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and budget control; oral communication skills; basic interpersonal skills; considerable arithmetical ability; auditing ability; ability to understand and apply statutes and regulations; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Four (4) years of experience in complex clerical accounting or financial examining work. Complex clerical accounting or examining work is interpreted as independent responsibility for generally routine bookkeeping, financial record keeping or financial record examining at the level of Financial Clerk.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. 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 to a maximum of two (2) years.
  2. One (1) year as a Pre-Professional Trainee in an accounting class may be substituted for the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems (i.e. Core-CT, PeopleSoft, Oracle or other)
  • Analytical and Computer Skills including the use of Microsoft Access Databases and Excel Macros
  • Knowledge of SQL (Structured Query Language) and/or VBA (Visual Basic for Applications)
  • Customer service experience and Interpersonal skills

 

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.