Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Contribution Examiner

Recruitment #210706-6500VR-002

Introduction

About the Authority:

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.

The Role:

We are seeking a Contribution Examiner who will report to and work closely with the Contribution and Compliance Manager. Under the direction of the Contribution and Compliance Manager, this role will work with Authority staff, vendor partners, and other state agencies to identify underpaid and overpaid contributions from employers and take appropriate action to assure accurate contributions collections.

Selection Plan

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.

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.

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

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports 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.

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Examples of Duties

  • Reconcile wage data submitted by employers to various sources of data from other state agencies.
  • Collect payments from employers who have underpaid
  • Issue refunds or maintain credit balances, for those employers who have overpaid.
  • Regularly collect complete, accurate, and consistent data on the reasons taxpayers are noncompliant; undertake research to continue learning about the reasons why noncompliance occurs.
  • Track progress of Authority to a long-term, quantitative voluntary compliance goal for contribution underreporting and for contribution underpayment.
  • Reconcile wage data provided by other state agencies to our own, identifying employers who have potentially underpaid.
  • Conduct examinations to ensure accurate contributions to the CT Paid Leave Trust Fund.
  • Research unapplied and suspended contribution payments from employers, researches nonpayment from employers, issues credits or refunds, answers questions about balance.
  • Research and resolve employer contribution data issues; may interact directly with employers where necessary.
  • Participate in the improvement of design, test, and implementation of filing and payment methodologies.
  • 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 Contribution and Compliance Manager and Assistant Controller.
  • Under the direction of the Contribution and Compliance Manager, provide support to the Authority and the Trust Fund for all financial audits.
  • Support employer and wage reporting needs.
  • Support all contribution reconciliation and audit processes for the Authority and the Trust fund, in partnership with key interfacing agencies, partners, or third-party administrators.
  • Participate in configuration and user acceptance testing for operational and financial processes for the Authority.
  • Perform 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

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting or Finance.
  • Experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Contribution Examiner or similar position in a complex financial environment.
  • Experience working in a community foundation, trust fund, or government agency with receipts of over $100 million.
  • 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 to build positive working relationships.
  • Mathematical and analytical skills that are commensurate with an individual holding a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience managing multiple assignments with attention to detail.
  • Experience with virtual auditing.
Other Key Skills:

  • Experience with professional auditing methods, procedures, and practices.
  • Experience with professional accounting and auditing principles and practices.
  • Experience with governmental and commercial accounting.
  • Experience with customer service skills.
  • Experience collaborating with teams to improve processes and align with agency goals.
  • 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.
  • Experience identifying and implementing creative solutions.
  • When deemed safe by the appropriate state and federal agencies, this position may require occasional travel.

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.