Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Accounting Careers Trainee

Target Class: Accountant

Recruitment #220112-0034AR-001

Introduction


Are you a recent college graduate or a hardworking professional, looking to make a positive impact?
Does the opportunity to learn from specialists in your field sound exciting?
If so, then we have the position for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Bureau of Central Services, currently has a job opportunity for three (3) Accounting Careers Trainees within the Financial Management Division.

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS
The Accounting Careers Trainee is an on-the-job training program used by the agency to prepare candidates to become Accountants. This position will assist in supporting audit, business office functions, budgeting, accounts payable, payroll, grant management, compliance and review of state and federal contracting, procurement and property control.

Specific duties include:
  • Receives training in introductory accounting or auditing work for development of skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement into a professional agency accounting or auditing position.
  • Performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during the course of the training period
  • Examines financial records of governmental or private businesses and accounting methods and procedures to ensure compliance with statutes, regulations, guidelines or accepted accounting principles
  • May receive training in such areas as maintaining financial records and accounts, establishing financial statements and schedules, and preparing budget estimates
  • Performs related duties as required.
This is a full-time, 40 hours-per-week position on first shift. Schedule is Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm, although this may vary at times in order to meet agency needs in our Hartford office at 79 Elm Street.

We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!

PROGRAM DETAILS
As an ACT you will be a part of a 1 or 2 year training program depending on your level of education.

The length of the training program is 2 years for individuals with a Bachelor's degree in accounting or in a closely related business field with at least 15 semester hours in accounting.

The length of the training program is 1 year for individuals with a Master's degree in accounting or a closely related business field with at least 15 semester hours in accounting. The length of the training program for an individual who earns a Master's degree in accounting or in a closely related business field with at least 15 semester hours in accounting while assigned to this classification is 1 year from the date the Master's degree is conferred or the end of the original 2 year training period, whichever comes first.

Salary Note: 

Minimum Requirements   Hiring Rate  Completion of 1 year of Training
 Bachelor's Degree with 15 
semester hours in accounting
 Step 3 - $52,825  Step 5 - $56,379
 Bachelor's Degree with 30 
semester hours in accounting
 Step 5 - $56,379  Step 7 - $59,945
 Master's Degree in a related field
and 15 credits in accounting
 Step 5 - $56,379  Step 7 - $59,945
 Master's Degree in a related field 
and 30 semester hours in accounting
 Step 6 - $58,167  Step 7 - $59,945

ABOUT US
The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.  

For an inside look at what it is like to Make an ImpaCT as a State of Connecticut employee, check out the video below!
         

Selection Plan

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

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

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

Note:  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:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board  (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

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

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  

Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at jake.ferrari@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional accounting or auditing position.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Receives training in introductory accounting or auditing work for development of skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement into a professional agency accounting or auditing position; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during the course of the training period; examines financial records of governmental or private businesses and accounting methods and procedures to ensure compliance with statutes, regulations, guidelines or accepted accounting principles; may receive training in such areas as maintaining financial records and accounts, establishing financial statements and schedules, and preparing budget estimates; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices; knowledge of business mathematics and statistics; some knowledge of business uses of information technology; some knowledge of effective report writing; ability to read and understand written materials; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree in accounting or in a closely related business field with at least 15 semester hours in accounting.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in being collaborative with verbal and written communication skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Experience utilizing computer software including Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) to prepare work product and presentations by effectively using the menu items, cell formulas and functions included to sort, analyze and present information
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft 365, Teams, Outlook and Shared Drives.
  • Experience reading, interpreting and understanding written material, especially financial and operational documentation, including financial statements and reports, investments, policies and procedures.
  • Experience understanding and applying relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations.
  • Experience extracting, manipulating, organizing, and performing arithmetical computations and analysis of financial data from accounting systems.
  • Experience understanding, evaluating and solving problems by exercising judgment, reasoning ability, and logic.
  • Experience working in an individual or team environment and establishing and maintaining cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public.
  • Experience in utilizing various ERP or General Ledger Accounting software systems.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel including functions such as tables and formatting, data manipulation and pivot tables.
  • Experience analyzing financial statements and data, such as through course work, work experience or internships.

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.