Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to help ensure the fiscal and programmatic integrity of programs administered by the State of Connecticut? If so, then we encourage you to read below and apply today!
The State of Connecticut
, Department of Housing (DOH
) Office of Policy Research and Housing Support has an opening for an Accounts Examiner
. The Department of Housing’s mission is to ensure everyone has quality housing opportunities and options throughout the State of Connecticut.
Your responsibility will be to provide financial closeout review and financial reconciliation of projects and programmatic activities of the Department in support of its state and federal grant and loan programs.
This is a permanent full-time position, 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8 hours per day. The office location is 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT.
What We Can Offer You:
We participate in a competitive benefits
package that includes comprehensive healthcare coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance
to all employees.
Important Information After You Apply:
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this 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.
- 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.
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- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the examination of financial records of state agencies, businesses, municipalities or other entities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Conducts or participates in examinations of financial records and documents of state agencies, businesses, municipalities or other organizations which are monitored by the state; prepares for examinations by reviewing prior audit reports, financial statements, budgets or other available data; for an on-site audit meets with officials of organization being examined to discuss audit procedures, answers questions and obtains necessary information and records; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analysis; examines various financial records including revenue, expenditure, payroll and grant accounting; examines and reconciles accounting records with supporting data, such as vouchers, invoices and cash receipts; determines compliance of various complex financial documents with applicable regulations; examines accounting methods and procedures to ensure compliance with accepted accounting principles, laws and regulations and state or federal requirements; for an on-site audit reviews and discusses audit findings with officials of organization audited; prepares unit reports explaining results and making recommendations; may participate in hearings or conferences; may prepare remittance schedules for collection or delinquent accounts and arrange for attachments as required; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of and ability to apply professional accounting and auditing principles and practices; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant statutes and regulations; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze financial records, documents and reports; ability to prepare comprehensive reports including narrative and statistical sections; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management.
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 the 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
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.
A Master's degree in Accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
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.
Two (2) years of experience as an Assistant Accountant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
- Experience in reconciling accounting records with supporting data.
- Experience in preparing remittance schedules.
- Experience in reviewing financial records of municipalities or municipal corporations.
- Experience in reviewing expenditure, payroll and grant accounting.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.