Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Associate Accounts Examiner

Office/On-site

Recruitment #220511-0946AR-001

Introduction



The State of Connecticut, The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) is currently recruiting for an Associate Accounts Examiner located in the Fiscal Department. The position is located at 39 Woodland Street Hartford, CT 06105, in the Central Office and is a 12-month, 40 hours per week position, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

In this role, you will:

  • Conduct in-depth reviews and analysis of annual audited financial statements, federal and state single audit reports, audit findings and corrective action plans;
  • Review reports of Auditors of Public Accounts;
  • Review state agency federal corrective action plans to address findings and questioned costs and monitor implementation of such plans;
  • Conduct reviews of State agency and Quasi-public business operations and recommend improvements to their organizational structure, fiscal management policies and procedures, internal controls, systems, and staffing resources;
  • Work with the Statewide Analytical Reporting System (STARS) and the State’s financial management enterprise resource planning system (i.e., Core-CT) to utilize and expand existing reports for analytical decision making and/or to facilitate trend analysis for quasi-public entities, municipalities, other local governments, and non-profits; 
  • Perform related duties as required.
We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has worked for the state for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • 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. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified. 
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
  • At any time during the recruitment process you may be asked to submit additional information. 
  • 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.

Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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 and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Connect With Us:

  • If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Julie Barker at Julie.barker@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

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 auditing or preparing the financial statements of local governments or nonprofit entities;
  • Experience evaluating or analyzing the financial statements of local governments or nonprofit entities for assessing their fiscal health;
  • Experience performing tasks using financial software including Microsoft Excel and the State of Connecticut’s (Core-CT) Peoplesoft and Statewide Analytical Reporting System (STARS).

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.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.