Associate Accounts Examiner


Recruitment #230112-0946AR-001


Are you familiar with general accounting and auditing principles and practices? 

If so, read below and apply today! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking an Associate Accounts Examiner to join the Internal Audit Unit. This position is located at 410 Capitol Avenue in Hartford, it is a hybrid full-time position, 40 hours per week, typically Monday – Friday. Candidates must be flexible to meet the needs of the agency.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU: Competitive starting salary, excellent competitive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedule options, telework opportunities, professional development, and tuition reimbursement. We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees!

The DPH works to ensure the highest degree of integrity.  The position is federally funded by the HIV/AIDS Ryan White Health Care and Support Services program and is required per the federal funding authority. This Associate Accounts Examiner works under the direction of a Supervising Accounts Examiner and the successful candidate will perform a range of complex auditing functions of special programs.  The selected candidate should be dependable, well organized, forward-thinking, and a self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Responsibilities of the position include review of all state and federal single audits or General-Purpose Financial Statements, and on-site financial reviews of providers contracted for the provision of services to the program. Such financial monitoring is required by the federal funding authority to ensure funds are expended in accordance with federal requirements for operation of the program, for allowable expenditures, and to ensure that funds are not misappropriated or used for fraudulent purposes.

In this role, you will discover the opportunity to:

  • Perform highly complex examination work involving the financial records of State agencies, businesses, municipalities, or other entities receiving money distributed and monitored by the State.
  • Review and analyze financial documents, data, and reports to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations and laws.
  • Prepare narrative and statistical reports.
  • Act as liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures.
  • Assist and support other DPH related audits.
  • Perform on-site visits, conduct interviews, and coordinate meetings with auditees.
  • Work collaboratively with other supervisors and agency personnel as well as external constituents.

The Mission of DPH is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring:

  • The conditions in which people can be healthy;
  • Preventing disease, injury, and disability; and
  • Promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.

DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.

Selection Plan

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This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization.

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • 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
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
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  • 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, transcripts, diplomas, 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.
  • 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
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In a State agency this class is accountable for performing highly complex and difficult examination work involving the financial records of State agencies, businesses, municipalities, or other entities. This class may also be accountable for working lead or consultative responsibility.


Performs highly complex and difficult examination work involving the financial records of State agencies, businesses, municipalities, or other entities receiving money distributed and monitored by the State; determines priorities; assigns and reviews work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; examines complex and varied financial documents and data submitted; researches historical and/or other related data as needed; analyzes and compares data to determine appropriate status or action; determines compliance of documents or procedures with laws, regulations and any state or federal requirements; holds meetings with audit subjects; may participate in conferences and hearings; may coordinate unit workflow; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of professional accounting and auditing principles and practices; considerable knowledge of governmental and commercial accounting; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze financial records, documents, and reports; ability to prepare reports including narrative and statistical sections; some supervisory ability.


Seven (7) years of experience in accounting or auditing.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the professional level.

Note: Professional level accounting or auditing is interpreted as work performed as a professional Accountant, Auditor, or Accounts Examiner with responsibility for the exercise of independent analysis and judgement in the application of professional accounting principles and practices.


  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) year of the General and Special Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor.


  • Experience with governmental accounting and auditing principles and practices.
  • Experience interpreting financial reports for compliance with internal control procedures and Federal and State laws, statutes, and regulations.
  • Experience developing and implementing work programs and tests to ensure accuracy and compliance with State and Federal regulations and laws.
  • Experience reviewing and testing computerized systems.
  • Experience working independently and working collaboratively.
  • Experience prioritizing and managing multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Experience with internal controls and risk management.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams).
  • Experience communicating in person, on the phone, and in writing with stakeholders.


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.