Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Associate Accountant

Recruitment #210623-0941AR-004

Introduction



Are you looking to take your accounting career to the next level? Come join our hardworking team. We encourage you to apply today!

About Us

Our mission at the State of Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) is to strengthen and revitalize communities by promoting affordable housing opportunities. DOH seeks to eliminate homelessness and to catalyze the creation and preservation of quality, affordable housing to meet the needs of all individuals and families statewide to ensure that Connecticut continues to be a great place to live and work.

We are currently seeking an Associate Accountant to join our team. This position will focus mainly on federal programs/reimbursements.

Position Highlights

  • 1st shift, Monday through Friday
  • 40 hours per week
  • Telework is available
This role will be responsible for:

  • Establishing and implementing accounting procedures for paying and collecting activities;
  • Reconciling between state accounting system and federal systems (IDIS/DRGR/TRACS);
  • Examining data and making recommendations regarding financial policies, timing and amounts of expenditures;
  • Managing various phases of budget preparation and control including preparing estimates of costs of existing or new programs;
  • Preparing budget requests, monthly budget reports and year end budget reports;
  • Administering fiscal aspects of grant programs;
  • Analyzing grantees financial records and reports for compliance with grant expenditure requirements;
  • Determining priorities;
  • Providing staff and grantee training and assistance as applicable;
  • Acting as a liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding program policies and procedures;
  • Assisting in coordinating unit workflow and assigning and reviewing work;
  • Performing related duties as required.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

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

Please ensure that your application is complete, you will not be able to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply: performance appraisals and attendance records for the last two (2) years (state employees); three (3) professional references.

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.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Neumann at jennifer.neumann@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for performing the most complex accounting tasks within a variety of accounting programs and systems. This class may also be accountable for lead or consultative responsibility.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Establishes and implements accounting sub-systems such as procedures for paying and collecting activities, procedures for issuance of grants, loans or subsidies, establishment of rates or schedules of fees, establishment of account charts for classification of transactions; maintains fiscal controls by authorizing non-routine expenditures based on management priorities and policies, examining data and making recommendations regarding timing and amounts of expenditures; manages various phases of budget preparation and control such as preparing estimates of costs of existing or new programs, offices or divisions, preparing budget requests, appropriation schedules, monthly budget reports and year end budget reports; administers fiscal aspects of grant programs by reviewing funding applications for approval, researching and preparing estimates of costs of proposed grant programs, interpreting grant contracts for approval of grant expenditures, analyzing grantees financial records and reports for compliance with grant expenditure requirements; monitors fiscal aspects of contract administration by reviewing and interpreting contracts for approval on non-routine expenditures, preparing or approving schedules of fees in regard to specific contracts; determines priorities; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may coordinate unit workflow; may assign and review work; may establish and maintain unit procedures; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices including governmental accounting and budgeting; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze and evaluate financial records, methods and procedures; ability to devise and install accounting procedures and systems; some supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of experience in accounting or auditing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Accountant, Auditor or Accounts Examiner with responsibility for the exercise of independent analysis and judgement in the application of professional accounting principles and practices.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training in accounting or a closely related field 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 four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Master's degree in accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  3. Certification in any of the following may be substituted for one (1) year of the General and Special Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Experience in working with one or more federal online systems, including but not limited to SAM, Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS), Disaster Recovery Grant Recovery (DRGR), Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS).
  • Experience interpreting federal contracts for eligible expenditures.
  • Experience with providing customer service to both internal and external stakeholders.

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.