Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Assistant Controller

Recruitment #210209-6500VR-003


Do you possess experience working in a complex financial environment and are looking to bring your skills to Connecticut's newest paid family leave program? If so, read and apply below!

The State of Connecticut 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. 

We are excitedly seeking an Assistant Controller to join our team! Reporting to the Authority’s Controller, the Assistant Controller is responsible for managing all aspects of contributions, including overseeing the staff and operations of the contribution collection system, along with providing the Controller support in auditing private plans, coordinating and tracking claims payments, and other duties as needed. In addition, he or she will assist the Controller in creating and monitoring the Authority’s budget, preparing financial reports and liaising with other State of Connecticut agencies, including the Office of the Treasurer (OTT) as it manages the Authority’s Trust Fund.  

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.

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

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. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Raisa Capellan at


  • Coordinates, plans, and manages activities, fiscal management functions (including accounting and financial reporting and analysis).
  • Formulates team goals and objectives and evaluates staff.
  • Develops or assists in development of related policy, interpreting and administering pertinent laws and regulations, and ensures compliance with financial policies, procedures, and controls for the Authority.
  • Maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of unit who might impact program activities. 
  • Oversees the use of the employee contribution collection system for financial records, reports, and analyses.
  • Directs staff and operations of the finance and accounting functions, including those that impact the contribution collection system.
  • Working in concert with the Controller, builds an annual budget for the Authority, including a capital budget.
  • Provides consistent monitoring of the Authority’s budget to assure fiscal stability and prepares updated projections comparing to original budget.
  • Coordinates and tracks claims payments.
  • Prepares timely, accurate and complete monthly, quarterly, and annual operating and financial reports on the financial condition of the Authority for the Board of Directors, Audit and Finance Committee, personnel and others as requested.
  • Prepares for and assists Controller with all financial audit functions for the Authority and monitors with OTT any audits related to the Authority’s Trust Fund.
  • Coordinates follow-up and oversees the audits of private plans.
  • Monitors cash flow for the Authority and works with OTT to monitor cash flow and liquidity of the Trust Fund.
  • Performs any related duties as required.
  • Fosters a success-oriented, accountable work environment.
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. 


  • Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Accounting or Finance, or CPA certification;
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
  • 3-5 years of experience as an Assistant Controller or similar position in a complex financial environment; 
  • Experience in municipal or state government budgeting;
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel including creating and developing spreadsheets, using macros, pivot tables, VLOOKUP, and importing and exporting data;
  • Experience using verbal and written communication with internal and external customers;
  • Mathematical and analytical skills;
  • Experience managing multiple assignments with orientation to detail;
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating financial and statistical data;
  • Knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations;
  • Experience with virtual auditing.
Additional Key Skills:
  • Ability to provide support and strategic guidance to experienced colleagues across a range of issue areas. 
  • Experience in banking with understanding of ACH, credit card and payment processes.
  • Accounting background for balancing.
  • Knowledge of customer service skills. 
  • Experience collaborating with teams to improve processes and align with agency goals. 
  • Remove, already stated above.
  • Experience sharing authority and responsibility in fast paced work environment. 
  • Experience prioritizing work and meeting time sensitive deadlines, including follow-through while balancing and prioritizing multiple activities and responsibilities. 
  • Remove, already stated above- seems repetitive.
  • Experience identifying creative solutions to complex issues with stakeholders. 
  • Experience in trust fund management and administration strongly preferred.
  • When deemed safe by the appropriate state and federal agencies, this position may require occasional travel.



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.