Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Bookkeeper

Recruitment #201217-6500VR-001

Introduction

ABOUT THE AUTHORITY
The Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority (the "Authority") is a quasi-governmental agency formed by statute and signed into law by Governor Ned Lamont in 2019. Its mission is to help Connecticut’s workforce navigate health challenges and life changes with greater financial security. 

Through a trust funded by employees, the Authority makes benefits payments to eligible employees when either the employee or their family member takes a leave from work to care for themselves or a family member. 

The Role
We are currently seeking a Bookkeeper to join our team! The Bookkeeper will report to and work closely with the Authority’s Controller. Under the direction of the Controller, this role will work with the Controller, CEO, Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff to prepare financial reports and perform general accounting/bookkeeping practices to achieve the goals and objectives of the Authority.

Selection Plan

  • Position may require occasional travel. 
All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

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 Raisa Capellan at raisa.capellan@ct.gov

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Maintains all financial books and records for the Authority’s operating budget and the Trust account to assure accuracy in reporting and adherence to all Authority financial policies and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
  • Records, tracks and reconciles employer/employee contribution data received (monthly/quarterly);
  • Researches and resolves employer contribution data issues; 
  • May interact directly with employers where necessary;
  • Prepares supporting data for the operating and financial summary reports as developed for the Authority at regular intervals as determined by the CEO, COO and the Authority’s Board of Directors;
  • Implements financial policies, procedures, and controls for the Authority in partnership with the Finance Controller;
  • Works at the Controller’s direction to prepare the Authority and the Trust Fund for all financial audits;
  • Supports employer and wage reporting needs;
  • Supports all reconciliation and audit processes for the Authority and the Trust fund, in partnership with key interfacing agencies, partners, or third party administrators;
  • Participates in configuration and user acceptance testing for operational and financial processes for the Authority;
  • Performs any related duties as required.
This list of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities that the Authority may deem necessary from time to time and as the Authority’s work and responsibilities demand.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A. or B.S. in Accounting or Finance;
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
  • At least 5 to 7 years of experience as a bookkeeper in a complex financial environment;
  • Experience as a bookkeeper or similar position for a large community foundation or trust fund of over $100 million strongly preferred;
  • Experience creating and developing spreadsheets, using macros, pivot tables, VLOOKUP, and importing and exporting data with Microsoft Excel; and developing presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint;
  • Experience using verbal and written communication with internal and external customers
  • Mathematical and analytical skills;
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.
Other Key Skills:
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams to deliver excellent results and maintain a collegial work environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to share authority and responsibility in high stakes, complex and fast-moving work environment;
  • Extremely strong project and time management skills, including a high level of organization, attention to detail, and follow-through, while balancing and prioritizing multiple activities and responsibilities.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills and ability to inspire collaboration, including success in working in teams, projects, and people towards action through persuasion.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging in creative problem solving and taking initiative, while utilizing a solutions-oriented approach and exhibiting flexibility and good judgement in a complex organizational ecosystem.

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.