Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Accountant

Recruitment #220121-0026AR-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut Military Department is accepting applications for an Accountant position.  This full-time position is located in the historic Governor William A. O'Neill Armory, 360 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06105.  The incumbent in this role will work first shift, Monday through Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (40 hours/week).

The CTMD is a unique dual-status agency, having both federal and state missions. The federal mission is to maintain properly trained and equipped National Guard units for prompt federalization in the event of war, domestic emergencies or other emergencies. The state mission is to coordinate, support and augment federal, state and local authorities in emergency response, to provide emergency response planning and to conduct community service programs. CTMD’s primary public responsibilities are to train, resource and coordinate state emergency response assets and (2) to plan for and protect citizens and their property in times of war, terrorism, invasion, rebellion, riot or disaster.

We offer a competitive starting salary and excellent state benefits package, including health/dental insurance, paid time off, retirement plan, dedicated parking and more!

NOTE:  In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for permanent appointment.

Selection Plan

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the closing date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. Please ensure your JobAps application is complete prior to submission.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete, or inaccurate application may not be considered for this employment opportunity.  NOTE:  You will be unable to make  revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s).  These documents may include: a resume, performance reviews, supervisory references, education transcripts, etc. at the discretion of the agency.  Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position.

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.

All state employees and prospective state employees must comply with Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C) regarding COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements. Verification of compliance prior to offer of employment is required.

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; however, should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Anthony Lewis at anthony.lewis@ct.gov or (860) 548-3248. 

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

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in professional accounting.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Records complex and compound journal entries; prepares balance sheets and financial statements involving multiple accounts; analyzes and interprets accounting records and reports; assists higher level staff in planning, design and implementation of accounting procedures or systems; reviews expenditures and prepares or reviews financial statements; assists in budget management by compiling and reviewing agency manager program budget proposals, preparing estimates and calculations of projected expenditures and quarterly allotments, and preparing monthly reports; monitors fiscal aspects of grant programs by preparing or reviewing financial reports, reviewing expenditures for compliance with grant contracts, providing technical assistance to grantees in maintaining accounting records; recommends accounting related improvements to business practices such as accounting controls and financial reviews; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analysis; assists in EDP experts in planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems; in addition to professional accounting tasks, may supervise bookkeeping (e.g. maintenance, balancing and reconciling of accounts), accounts payable and/or receivable functions or other accounting related paraprofessional or clerical functions; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices including knowledge of governmental accounting and budgeting; knowledge of basic auditing principles and practices; interpersonal skills; oral communication skills; ability to prepare, analyze and evaluate financial statements and other accounting records and reports; ability to analyze and evaluate accounting methods and procedures; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management; ability to read and interpret written materials.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience in accounting or auditing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the paraprofessional level. Work at the paraprofessional level requires exercise of some independent judgment in applying basic accounting principles and may be compared to the level of a full charge bookkeeper.  For state employees this is the level of Assistant Accountant.

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.
  4. Two (2) years of experience as an Assistant Accountant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience in the following:
  • Experience with governmental accounting and budgeting.
  • Experience with budget preparation, financial report analysis and account reconciliations.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables and advanced formulas.
  • Experience in working with account coding charts.
  • Experience with recording complex journal entries.
  • Experience with Peoplesoft Financial Systems.

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.