Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Associate Accounts Examiner

Recruitment #210715-0946AR-001

Introduction


The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is hiring! We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Associate Accounts Examiner for the Contracts and Grants Management Section (CGMS). This position is conveniently located in Hartford, CT with a work schedule that is typically Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week.

The Associate Accounts Examiner in this role will:
  • Complete financial audits of DPH sub-recipients
  • Perform a variety of review and examination of financial records and documents
  • Participate in on-site and offsite monitoring
The Mission of the Department of Public Health is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy, preventing disease, injury, and disability, and promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.

DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.

As a State employee, you will be open to the same benefits you are accustomed to including competitive benefits package, excellent health care, generous leave policies, retirement plan, and more. We also encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees.

Are you interested in joining our team as an Associate Accounts Examiner? We encourage you to apply today!

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Public Health, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

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

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 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.  

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

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.

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 Michelle Gara at Michelle.Gara@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a State agency this class is accountable for performing highly complex and difficult examination work involving the financial records of State agencies, businesses, municipalities, or other entities. This class may also be accountable for working lead or consultative responsibility.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs highly complex and difficult examination work involving the financial records of State agencies, businesses, municipalities, or other entities receiving money distributed and monitored by the State; determines priorities; assigns and reviews work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; 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; examines complex and varied financial documents and data submitted; researches historical and/or other related data as needed; analyzes and compares data to determine appropriate status or action; determines compliance of documents or procedures with laws, regulations and any state or federal requirements; holds meetings with audit subjects; may participate in conferences and hearings; may coordinate unit workflow; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of professional accounting and auditing principles and practices; considerable knowledge of governmental and commercial accounting; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze financial records, documents, and reports; ability to prepare reports including narrative and statistical sections; 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 professional level.

Note: Professional level accounting or auditing is interpreted as work performed as a professional 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

  • Experience with financial audit review and examination of accounts of federal, state, and private grants
  • Experience with budget development or financial reporting of state, federal and or other grant programs
  • Experience administering Purchase of Service (POS), Personal Service Agreements (PSA) contracts for State, Federal, or other grant programs
  • Experience interpreting and applying state and federal single audits conducted by independent auditing firms for sub-recipients
  • Experience with financial controls, operating procedures, risks assessments and compliance requirements monitoring
  • Experience tracking and monitoring departmental performance audit, findings, corrective actions compliance
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Core-CT or any other financial systems
  • Experience with Microsoft Office such as Word Processing, MS Excel, and other spreadsheet applications

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to 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.