Accounting Careers Trainee

Target Class: Revenue Examiner 1

Recruitment #220920-0034AR-001


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 (ACT) 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. These roles will be located in one of our offices in Bridgeport, Hamden, Waterbury, or Wethersfield. 

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 ACT opportunities will function as either an Electronic Auditor or as a Travelling Auditor. Electronic Auditors will be stationed in Wethersfield and will conduct their audits electronically. The Travelling Auditors will be required to travel to employers to conduct audits on-site.

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.

Salary Note:
Minimum Requirements  Hiring Rate 
 Completion of 1 year
of Training
 Bachelor's Degree with 15
semester hours in accounting
 Step 3 - $55,000  Step 5 - $59,234  
Bachelor's Degree with 30
semester hours in accounting
 Step 5 - $59,234  Step 7 - $62,981  
Master's Degree in a related field
and 15 credits in accounting
 Step 5 - $59,234  Step 7 - $62,981  
Master's Degree in a related field
and 30 semester hours in accounting
 Step 6 - $61,113  Step 7 - $62,981  

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:

  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. We are no longer accepting resumes in accordance with PA 21-69. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Important Information After You Apply:
  • 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules
  • 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.
  • 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, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements 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
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.
  • Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives via email at



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.


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, establishing financial statements and schedules, and preparing budget estimates; performs related duties as required.

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.


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.


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.


Preference will be given to candidates who possess a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and the following experience:
  • 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



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.