Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Accountant

Recruitment #220915-6332AR-001

Introduction


Are you looking for the next step in your accounting career? We encourage you to apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) invites qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Supervising Accountant, to fill a current vacancy. This opportunity is available in the Budget Unit within the Department’s Budget Services Division in the Bureau of Finance and Administration, located in Newington, CT. 

The Budget Unit is responsible for administration and reporting of budget and financial transactions related to various Department Operating Budget appropriations. This position is Monday - Friday (40 hours per week), schedule to be determined based on the operational need of the unit.

Key responsibilities for this exciting opportunity may include, but are not limited to:
  • Supervises a staff of professional employees
  • Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides training as required
  • Conducts annual Employee Performance Evaluations
  • Assists in development of the Department’s Biennial Operating Budget Request
  • Assists in coordination of the Department’s annual B-1a, Request for Allotment of Appropriations
  • Provides oversight of the Department’s Other Expenses budget for various Bureaus and offices. (This includes budget monitoring, purchase order and requisition review and approval, correction of related budgets and expenditures, providing financial information and reports to field managers and consulting with Finance management regarding potential shortfalls)
  • Coordinates Agency level budget journals, including quarterly allotments and adjustments, for Personal Services, Other Expenses and other operating SIDs
  • Monitors Operating budget expenditures through extensive CORE-CT EPM reporting and analysis
  • Preparation of monthly CFSR for submittal to OPM
  • Develops various ad-hoc CORE-CT EPM reports as needed to assist in critical management review of agency operations
  • Oversees financial review of Department agreements/construction contracts, ensuring that proper funding is in place in accordance with Department policy and state regulations, prior to agreement release
  • Oversees development of Motor Vehicle Fuel additive rates that enable the Department to recover direct/indirect costs related to the statewide Fuel management program
The State of Connecticut offers a competitive benefits package including comprehensive healthcare (including vision), and dental coverage, two retirement plan options, extensive paid time off. In addition, we encourage a healthy work-life balance, and voluntary benefits which include professional development programs, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program, as well as Health Navigator. 

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Please ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting.
  • 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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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, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancies are 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.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics
Connect With Us:
Due to the large volume of applications received, the State of Connecticut is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Hayley Newhouse at Hayley.Newhouse@ct.gov or (860) 986-6918.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising an accounting unit or function.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit accounting procedures including EDP procedures; develops or make recommendations on development of policies and standards; consults with superiors on accounting and fiscal matters; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; directs review and verification of complex financial documents, reports and statements; uses statistical data in evaluating cost benefit relationships; directs review and verification of posting to appropriate ledgers and subsidiary accounts and reconciliation of accounts and records; may direct analysis and preparation of budget requests; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices; considerable knowledge of governmental accounting and budgeting; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to evaluate and analyze accounting forms, methods and procedures and cost data; considerable ability to devise and install accounting procedures and systems; ability to evaluate and analyze accounting methods, procedures and data; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of experience in accounting or auditing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been performing the most complex accounting functions OR acting in a lead or consultative capacity at the level of Associate Accountant or Associate Accounts Examiner.

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) additional year of the General Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Accounting
  • Experience in a supervisory role
  • Experience with state accounting, budgeting, and reporting
  • Experience with Core-CT Financial and EPM Modules
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel

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.