Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Fiscal/Administrative Manager 1

Recruitment #220616-0914AR-001

Introduction

The State of ConnecticutOffice of the State Comptroller (OSC), is an agency whose mission is to provide accounting and financial services, to administer employee and retiree benefits, to develop accounting policy and exercise accounting oversight, and to prepare financial reports for the state, federal and municipal governments and the public. 

We are recruiting for a Fiscal/Administrative Manager 1 (FAM1) position within the Budget and Financial Analysis Division.  This position leads the budgetary unit and provides the necessary financial guidance and support to all state agencies relating to accounting policies, procedures, and budgets.  

The selected candidate will:

  • Oversee the preparation and negotiation of Connecticut’s Statewide Cost Allocation Plan, which is required annually by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Review all budget appropriations and allotment documents that are processed in CORE-CT.
  • Work with and supervise staff in the development of various fringe benefit rates that are used to recover General Fund reimbursements from federal grants, private grants, and other funding sources.  
  • Supervise staff in the annual preparation of Medicare Cost Reports for three Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Psychiatric Hospitals and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Skilled Nursing Facility.  Assists with the preparation of the State’s Annual Budgetary Report – Legal Basis. 
  • Supervise staff efforts to produce the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA), which is published in the Statewide Single Audit each year.
  • Oversee staff and review work related to the development annual operating cost statements for the Department of Banking, Worker’s Compensation Commission, Consumer Counsel and DPUC, which are required by statute.  
  • Coordinate and review work related to the development of per capita, per diem rates for support of persons in the state’s humane institutions. 
  • Coordinate staff and oversee preparation of other work products including Federal Indirect Cost Proposals, Cash Management Improvement Act (CMIA) reporting, Higher Education appropriation and fringe benefit for General Fund supported positions.
This position is first-shift, 40 hours per week, and is located at the renovated State Office Building at 165 Capital Avenue, in Hartford, CT.  This state-of-the-art building offers free garage parking, ergonomic workspaces, and telework opportunities.  The Office of the State Comptroller offers an excellent salary and benefits package.  

Selection Plan

Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.  State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in the class may apply for a lateral transfer.  Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Office of the State Comptroller are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  Please ensure that your application is complete prior to submitting.  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, performance reviews, supervisory references, attendance records, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  bonnie.schlechtweg@ct.gov.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications, including your SPAM/JUNK folders. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements and preferred qualifications of the 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.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency, facility or institution this class is accountable for supervising staff engaged in a variety of complex, professional fiscal and administrative functions with a major emphasis on fiscal administration.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on the development of  policies and standards; interprets and administers pertinent laws; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; coordinates fiscal functions including budget preparation and management, accounting and financial reporting and analysis; assists in planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analyses; prepares programmatic fiscal/administrative analysis and impact statements on proposed regulations and legislation; supervises and coordinates a variety of administrative functions such as grant administration, payroll, purchasing and contract administration; in addition to supervising fiscal/administrative functions may supervise support services; in a facility, in addition to the above, may insure conformance with related standards of TJC, OSHA, Environmental Protection and other regulatory agencies; performs related duties as required.

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, OFFICE OF FINANCE:

Formulates policies and procedures related to state agency procurement and programmatic and fiscal management of health and human services purchase of service contracts and personal service agreements; designs, develops and implements statewide standards, goals and objectives for contracting, rate setting, payment, accounting, budgeting, auditing and other fiscal and administrative procedures to assure fiscal accountability for contracting; provides direction, interpretation and guidance to state agency fiscal/administrative staff involved with contracting; reviews with state contracting agencies the budgetary impact of any privatization contract and need for any budget adjustments; works with state agency contracting staff to implement requirements of the State Contracting Standards Board; researches, interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration with special reference to governmental budget management and governmental accounting; knowledge of principles and procedures of payroll, purchasing, grant administration and contract administration; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to understand and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable ability in preparation and analysis of financial and statistical reports; ability to analyze budgetary and related problems; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Nine (9) years of experience in a combination of fiscal/administrative functions (e.g., accounting, accounts examining, budget management, grants administration, payroll, purchasing) at least one (1) of which must be an accounting function. Descriptions of these fiscal/administrative functions are attached.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been supervising professional level staff.
Note: For state employees this is the level of Budget Specialist or Fiscal/Administrative Supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training 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 public administration, business administration, or accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting.  
  • Financial close and financial statement experience.  
  • Considerable ability to analyze and evaluate financial records, methods, and procedures.  
  • Leadership and supervisory experience.  
  • Proficiency in Oracle/Peoplesoft HRMS systems (such as Core-CT or similar system) and various financial modules.    
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

Conclusion

INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGES AND THOSE RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE INDICATED ABOVE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  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, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  If you are requesting special accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) please contact Bonnie Schlechtweg at 860.702.3323 or Bonnie.Schlechtweg@ct.gov.


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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.