Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Accounting Careers Trainee

Target Class: Revenue Examiner 1

Recruitment #220518-0034AR-001

Introduction



Are you looking to enter and grow in the Accounting field?
 If so, please consider applying for this exciting opportunity as an Accounting Careers Trainee!

About the Role:
We invite qualified candidates to apply for the position of Accounting Careers Trainee with a target class of Revenue Examiner 1. We have multiple positions that are full time, 40 hours per week, with Monday through Friday schedules. 
You will be assigned to one of these exciting units:

Field Audit Unit: maintains a comprehensive program of field audits in conjunction with and supplemental to conducting employer liability investigations, delinquency collections, UI benefit claim and other field investigations of all types to ensure an equitable tax program. These roles will support the Hartford and Waterbury Field Audit Offices, but will physically be located in Wethersfield, CT.

Delinquent Accounts: Responsible for the collection of delinquent Unemployment insurance taxes and the resolution of unresolved delinquent tax returns.

Employer Status: Identifies employer's liability for unemployment insurance coverage and assists them in their efforts to comply with state unemployment insurance laws and regulations.

As an Accounting Careers Trainee, you will gain valuable on-the-job training and close supervision to help you master the skills you will need to complete your training program. The length of your training program will vary between one and two years based on your educational qualifications. After successful completion of the training program, you will be eligible for promotion to Revenue Examiner 1 without further competitive examination.

Students graduating in the Spring of 2022 with a Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Accounting are encouraged to apply! 
Note: Candidates must have completed all degree requirements prior to the job closing date.

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 Labor (DOL) is are committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in an ever-changing environment, we assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy. We take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and the other agencies that serve them. We ensure the supply of high-quality integrated services that serve the needs of our customers.

We Offer:
  • Leading Comprehensive Benefits: Competitive salary structure, excellent health & dental coverage, retirement plan options & more!
  • Work-Life Balance: Generous vacation, personal, and sick time with many things to love about living, working, and playing in our state.
  • Diversity and Fresh Perspectives: Work in a team-based, inclusive environment.
  • Limitless Opportunities: Grow your accounting career with the Department of Labor.
Making a Difference in Your Community: Check out what it's like to be a state employee in the video below.


Selection Plan

To apply:
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

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.

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.

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.

Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

Connect With Us:
  • If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jasmyn Raymond at Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.
  • Follow the State of Connecticut on LinkedIn.

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; performs related duties as required.

FIELD AUDIT UNIT DUTIES:
Assist in the conducting field audits of businesses of varying sizes, including the largest corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and proprietorships. Audits are conducted to ensure that employers are operating in compliance with federal audit mandates and with state unemployment compensation statutes and regulations. The audits require a thorough examination of financial documents, such as state and federal tax returns and filings, general ledgers, cash disbursements journals, as well as other complex financial records and reports.

Identify audit findings, including any audit adjustments and assessments when required, together with supporting audit work papers. These reports are prepared in accordance with state and federal quality control requirements and reference applicable state and federal statutes and regulations.

Meet with taxpayers and/or their designated representatives to discuss the purpose and process for the audit, request appropriate financial records, explain audit findings and answer any questions, referencing relevant statutes, regulations, procedures and policies. Auditors also represent the Labor Department at hearings on contested cases.

Conduct unemployment compensation wage investigation audits. These audits require a thorough examination of state and federal tax returns and filings, payroll records, bank statements and other financial records. The auditor applies appropriate state statutes and regulations to determine the proper employment status of the worker and to determine the correct wage amounts for the worker in question.

DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS AND EMPLOYER STATUS UNITS DUTIES:
Conduct in-house examinations of tax returns and tax related documents.

Provide assistance to taxpayers involving CT Unemployment tax.

Contact tax debtors to secure full payment; locate tax debtors and levy sources; seek information relative to the financial standing of debtors; arrange for installment payments; correspond with debtors, accountants, and attorneys.

Assist taxpayers in the preparation of returns or accounts owed; identify accounts which require issuance of liens/warrants, hearing, abatement, or attorney action and confers with employees of a higher level concerning appropriate action.

Conduct in-house research to resolve disputes; maintain complete and accurate records of contacts and relevant information; update departmental records.

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

Preference will be given to candidates who possess a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and the following experience:
  • Accounting, auditing, or bookkeeping.
  • Preparing detailed and accurate financial reports.
  • Using Excel to create reports and charts.
  • Providing verbal and written communication to a diverse population.
  • Prioritizing multiple assignments with competing deadlines.
  • Speaking and interacting with business owners, members of the public, and various other stakeholders.

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.