Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Financial Clerk

Recruitment #210422-3847CL-001

Introduction

The State of ConnecticutThe Office of the Secretary of the State (SOTS) is designated by the Constitution and General Statutes of Connecticut as the official keeper of a wide array of public records and documents.  As a vital source of information regarding various businesses, commercial lenders, elections, legislation, regulations and other areas, this office is responsible for responding to more than 600,000 requests for information annually.

We are recruiting for one (1) full-time Financial Clerk position with the Financial Unit in the Management Support Services Division.  The selected candidate will be expected to work 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday, and will provide general information and referral services in response to customer’s inquiries; have knowledge of preparing bank deposits, monitoring receipts and tracking/processing of in-house cash; maintaining filing and indexing system and preparing various types of routine correspondence.

SOTS offers an excellent salary and competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as, paid time off!  https://portal.ct.gov/DAS/smART/General-Employee-Benefits

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Applicants invited to interview will be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. 

Updates of this recruitment will be provided through your JobAps portal account.  Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.  For all other inquiries, please contact Nicole Brown, nicole.brown@ct.gov.

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

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Strong customer service focus
  • Accounts payable/accounts receivable experience
  • Experience working in a banking or other financial environment
  • Experience processing credit card transactions on a POS terminal
  • Knowledge of preparing bank deposits
  • Must be PC proficient and have experience with MS Office, especially Excel

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.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.