Accounting Careers Trainee (Target Class: Revenue Examiner 1)


Recruitment #230706-0034AR-001


We are currently recruiting for Accounting Careers Trainee (Target Class: Revenue Examiner 1)

The State of Connecticut, Department of Labor (DOL), is 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 other agencies that serve them. We ensure the supply of high-integrated services that serve the needs of our customers. 

Employer Status Unit Overview:  
The principal function of the Employer Status Unit is to identify employers liable for UI coverage and to assist them in their effort to comply with State UI laws and regulations. The major tasks within the unit are: register liable employers, determine status (e.g., new; successor; non-subject status), notify employers of their liability and initial UI tax rate, terminate inactive employer accounts, handle liability appeals, maintain accurate and current files on each employer.

What’s In It For You:
  • To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule;
  • Comprehensive Benefits including industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities.
  • A healthy work-life balance to all employees.
What you will be doing in the Employer Status Unit:
  • Examine the accuracy of tax returns and tax documents to determine if employers are properly registered, make tax liability determinations, make successor determinations, commingle employer's tax experience history to calculate employer's tax rates; perform detailed audits of employer's quarterly tax returns, registration applications, sales agreements, purchase agreements, merger certificates, and IRS verifications on Federal Employer Identification Numbers and non-profit organization's exempt status.
  • Provide taxpayer assistance and technical advisement in CT regarding the application of a variety of unemployment tax issues by phone, email, facsimile, and in person such as employer tax liability requirements; types of reportable employment; types of reportable services in and out of CT; exempt organizations (churches and some religious organizations); exempt employment; exempt services; exempt employees; exempt wages; how to register a new CT employer online; procedures for quarterly CT UI tax filing and wage reporting online, assist employers with creating online accounts and gaining access to such accounts, release from liability requirements and unit procedures; DOL appeal procedures; merit rating and experience transfers and all other inquiries and complex concerns regarding taxpayer's accounts and potentially liable employers.
  • Process non-profit 501 (c) (3) federal income tax exempt organizations tax returns and employer registrations to ensure proper tax liability requirements are met prior to registration. Review tax returns, tax forms, and tax documentation such as IRS 501 (c) (3) tax determination letters, most recent financial statements, and sources of funding. Process employers’ request to change reporting methods. Assist all lower-level staff with highly technical tax and registration matters. 
  • Perform related duties as needed.
Position Highlights:
  • Full-time, forty (40) hours per week.   
  • Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.  
  • Located in Wethersfield
  • Telework is available based on the telework guidelines and will be discussed further in the recruitment process. 
Compensation Guidelines:

Selection Plan

  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 
  • 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.  
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application 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.  
  • 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.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.  
  • Please visit our Applicant Tips on How to Apply page. 
  • Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Liz Weston at 
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 
  • 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 


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.


  • Knowledge of
    • accounting and auditing principles and practices; 
    • business mathematics and statistics;
    • business uses of information technology;
    • effective report writing;
  • Ability to
    • read and understand written materials;
    • utilize computer software.


Candidates must be able to meet the experience and training requirements of the designated job class at the completion of the development program.


  • Experience with administration of the Unemployment Compensation Program.
  • Experience in prioritizing multiple assignments with competing deadlines.
  • Experience in Excel.
  • Experience in providing verbal and written communication to a diverse population.
  • Experience in conflict resolution.



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


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.