Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Accounts Examiner


Recruitment #220630-6333AR-001


Are you a current Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) 
employee looking to grow your career within the agency? 
Do you enjoy supervising teams charged with 
auditing State and Federally funded projects? 
If so, read below & apply today! 

The CTDOT is now accepting applications from qualified agency employees for a full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, Supervising Accounts Examiner position located at our headquarters in Newington with hybrid telework schedules available. This opportunity is within the Office of External Audits which is part of the CTDOT Bureau of Finance and Administration. It is the DOT's mission to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region.

Discover the Opportunity to: 
  • Supervise a team of Associate and Accounts Examiners on a variety of assignments including the audit of State and Federally funded projects, Indirect Cost Audit submission and special assignments as needed. 
  • Perform audits, review and approve draft audit reports for conformance with policies and regulations.  
  • Supervise audit team, assistant and train staff, conduct staff performance evaluations. 
  • Meet with Accounts Examiners to prioritize audits. 
  • Answer questions from Examiners, Consultants and CTDOT staff. 
  • Establish and maintain unit procedures.  
  • Perform an annual review of the units Audit Work Programs. 
  • Develop and make recommendations on policies and standards. 
  • Work with Task Order CPA’s that are assigned audit work. 
  • Act as a liaison between the Office of External Audit and other CTDOT units. 

Selection Plan

To Apply: 
  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above 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. 
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
  • 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
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 daily 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 daily 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:
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. 
  • If have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact


In a State agency, this class is accountable for supervising an accounts examination unit or function.


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 make recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; reviews audit reports for conformance with policies and regulations; may conduct hearings or conferences with those audited; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant State and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; considerable knowledge of professional accounting and auditing principles and practices; considerable knowledge of governmental and commercial accounting; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze and evaluate accounting procedures; considerable ability to analyze financial records, documents, and reports; ability to prepare comprehensive reports; 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 function or acting in a lead or consultative capacity at or above 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.


  • Experience with auditing and auditing principals.
  • Experience auditing State and Federally funded projects.
  • Experience with reviewing and analyzing Indirect Cost Rate Audits.
  • Knowledge and Experience in applying Federal Acquisition Regulations to audit work.
  • Experience with accounting practices and procedures as prescribed in the Yellow Book.
  • Experience in the development of Audit/Agreed Upon work programs.
  • Experience analyzing CT State agreements, and Extra Work letters.
  • Experience managing Task Order CPA assignments.
  • Experience using CORE-CT, EPM and DOT Viewport.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Teams used in remote work.


Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



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.