Financial Clerk

Recruitment #221104-3847CL-001


Are you looking to grow your career in Bookkeeping or Accounting? If so, read below and apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC), has exciting opportunities for Financial Clerks in the Fiscal Services Unit of our Wethersfield Office. 

About us
The DOC shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens, and offenders. 

Position highlights
DOC Financial Clerks assist in maintaining agency bookkeeping and other financial records. 
Duties may include:
  • Maintaining cash journals and ledgers;
  • Processing payments;
  • Assisting in preparing financial statements and budgets;
  • Balancing and reconciling accounts;
  • Reviewing incoming bids for compliance with purchase orders; and 
  • Performing other related duties as needed. 
This role may also prepare reports and handle money or checks. 

What we can offer you
We take part in a competitive benefits plan which includes:
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick and personal)
  • Excellent health and dental coverage and more!
In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:
  • Providing limitless opportunities;
  • Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
  • Performing meaningful work; and
  • Encouraging a healthy work life balance
This is a full-time position (40 hours), Monday-Friday in our office located at 24 Wolcott Hill Rd. in Wethersfield. Telework opportunities may be available upon successful completion of the working test period.


Selection Plan

To 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

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 questionnaire'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.
• 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.
• The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Mackenzie Coleman at


In a state agency this class is accountable for the preparation and/or maintenance of payroll, agency accounts, financial statements, cash accounting or other bookkeeping and record keeping functions in an agency.


Assists in preparation of payroll or independently prepares components of a payroll such as shift differential, holidays and overtime; maintains agency bookkeeping and other financial records; maintains cash journals and ledgers; process payments; assists in preparing financial statements and budgets; balances and reconciles accounts; reviews incoming bids for compliance with purchase orders; may prepare reports; may handle money or checks; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of basic bookkeeping, accounting, and financial record keeping procedures; some knowledge of payroll procedures, financial terminology and coding, statements and budget preparations; skill in performing arithmetical computations; interpersonal skills; ability to perform general clerical tasks; ability to handle large amounts of money; ability to operate a variety of office equipment which includes personal computers, computer terminals, typewriters, calculating machines, cash registers, check writing machines and other electronic equipment.


Two (2) years' clerical experience in accounting, financial record keeping or bookkeeping.


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.


  • Experience using financial software, such as PeopleSoft or QuickBooks, to perform financial functions with regard to basic office skills;
  • Experience working in Accounts Payable;
  • Experience working in Accounting;
  • Experience assisting in Budget Preparation and Analysis
  • Experience working in Purchasing;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office software, including Excel, Word and Teams


Persons having responsibility for supervising or observing the behavior of inmates or custodial clients will be required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification by the time of permanent appointment.



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