Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Associate Accountant

Recruitment #230119-0941AR-001


Are you a dedicated accounting professional looking to grow and build upon your current skills?  If so, we invite you to read below and learn more about this fantastic opportunity to join our team!

The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Associate Accountant.  This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position, located in the Finance Office at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.


The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), is a State of Connecticut quasi-public agency that was established to develop, improve and operate Bradley International Airport, as well as five General Aviation Airports throughout the state (Danielson, Groton-New London, Hartford-Brainard, Waterbury-Oxford and Windham airports).  It is the CAA’s mission to provide excellent customer service and top-quality facilities for its passengers while making Connecticut’s airports more attractive to new airlines, establishing new routes, and supporting Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.  


This position is responsible for facilitating the capital budget process for Bradley International Airport and the general aviation airports. This includes maintaining projects in the JD Edwards financial system, reviewing and approving budget adjustments for projects by funding source in accordance with Board approval, and reviewing expenditures monthly to determine if they should be capitalized or expensed. This position will collaborate with the Engineering Unit to ensure alignment of budgets and expenses as well as facilitate timely closeouts of completed projects, which entails compiling all applicable data points for a project and performing an overall evaluation of retainage payable, open purchase orders, modifications to funding sources, among others.  Duties also include the federal billing process for Bradley International Airport and the general aviation airports. This includes establishing Federal receivables and entering budget adjustments, monitoring expenses by funding source, preparing grant reimbursement packages for submission to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and monitoring payments as they are received from the FAA.  In addition, this position:

  • Reconciles and maintains various capital-related general ledger accounts to adhere to US GAAP (GASB), including grant receivables, contributed capital and WIP balances. Annually, State (CT) and Federal reports are completed which summarize in varying levels of detail and format spending activities from the preceding fiscal year.     
  • Is responsible for maintaining cash accounts, which includes monitoring online banking activity, recording journal entries and reconciling all general ledger cash accounts monthly. 
  • Includes approving vouchers for both operating and capital purchases, assistance with fielding requests and preparing schedules for the annual independent audits, including financial statement audits of the funds and other required reports including Federal Single audits, and recording year-end accruals. 
  • Other related duties as required.
We offer a competitive benefit package that includes comprehensive health care coverage including medical and dental coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more!

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 by the close date on the job opening. It is very important that your application reflects your qualifications for the position. 
  • 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
After You Apply
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  • 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 daily 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, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 
  • 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. 
  • In addition to the checking of references, an investigation of facts stated in the application may be made before candidates are certified for permanent appointment.  An individual serving in this position must be able to successfully undergo a thorough background and security screening, fingerprinting and pre-employment drug screening, and maintain required security clearance during the duration of employment.
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In a state agency this class is accountable for performing the most complex accounting tasks within a variety of accounting programs and systems. This class may also be accountable for lead or consultative responsibility.


Establishes and implements accounting sub-systems such as procedures for paying and collecting activities, procedures for issuance of grants, loans or subsidies, establishment of rates or schedules of fees, establishment of account charts for classification of transactions; maintains fiscal controls by authorizing non-routine expenditures based on management priorities and policies, examining data and making recommendations regarding timing and amounts of expenditures; manages various phases of budget preparation and control such as preparing estimates of costs of existing or new programs, offices or divisions, preparing budget requests, appropriation schedules, monthly budget reports and year end budget reports; administers fiscal aspects of grant programs by reviewing funding applications for approval, researching and preparing estimates of costs of proposed grant programs, interpreting grant contracts for approval of grant expenditures, analyzing grantees financial records and reports for compliance with grant expenditure requirements; monitors fiscal aspects of contract administration by reviewing and interpreting contracts for approval on non-routine expenditures, preparing or approving schedules of fees in regard to specific contracts; determines priorities; 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; may coordinate unit workflow; may assign and review work; may establish and maintain unit procedures; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices including governmental accounting and budgeting; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze and evaluate financial records, methods and procedures; ability to devise and install accounting procedures and systems; some supervisory ability.


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


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of 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 practical application of federal and state reporting requirements and grant monitoring
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Excel
  • Experience working with job cost accounting, WIP accounts, progress billings
  • Certified Public Accountant or other designation in accounting field a plus 



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

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.