Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Accountant

Recruitment #220120-6332AR-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services (DRS) invites qualified state employees to apply for the position of Supervising Accountant.

This  opportunity is available in the  Department’s Fiscal and Administrative Services Division and will be responsible for supervising staff in following Units: Budget, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Payroll, and Facilities.

The Fiscal Administration Services Division is responsible for maintaining compliance with current state statutes regarding the creation of timely payments, purchases and grant programs, along with the overall fiscal responsibilities for the entire agency.

The successful applicant will:

  1. Be a State employee
  2. Have above average skills in MS Excel (pivot tables, formulas and functions)
  3. Be detail oriented
  4. Meet the qualifications as shown below

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, 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).

Please be advised that resumes are no longer being accepted during the time that you apply.  Please ensure that your application is complete and displays your qualifications.  You will be unable to make revisions once it is submitted.  Questions can be sent to

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


In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising an accounting unit or function.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit accounting procedures including EDP procedures; develops or make recommendations on development of policies and standards; consults with superiors on accounting and fiscal matters; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; directs review and verification of complex financial documents, reports and statements; uses statistical data in evaluating cost benefit relationships; directs review and verification of posting to appropriate ledgers and subsidiary accounts and reconciliation of accounts and records; may direct analysis and preparation of budget requests; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices; considerable knowledge of governmental accounting and budgeting; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to evaluate and analyze accounting forms, methods and procedures and cost data; considerable ability to devise and install accounting procedures and systems; ability to evaluate and analyze accounting methods, procedures and data; supervisory ability.


Eight (8) years of experience in accounting or auditing.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been performing the most complex accounting functions OR acting in a lead or consultative capacity at the level of Associate Accountant or Associate Accounts Examiner.


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) additional year of the General Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor


1. Proficiency in MS Excel (with PivotTables, Filtering, Sorting, and other Excel functions)
2. Experience with GAAP reporting
3. Experience with Budget projections and reporting
4. Experience with creating, editing and running Financial Reports
5. Experience with CORE-CT Financial or other PeopleSoft Software
6. Experience with creating, paying and maintaining vouchers, invoices, credit cards and receipts
7. Knowledge of QuickBooks and petty cash reconciliations



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.