Associate Accountant

Recruitment #230824-0941AR-001


The Office of the State Treasurer exists to provide and ensure effective financial management of public resources, high standards of professionalism and integrity, and expanding opportunity for State of Connecticut residents and businesses.  

We are recruiting for an Associate Accountant to support the Cash Management Division.  

  • Industry leading health benefits with medical and dental coverage
  • Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Retirement healthcare offerings
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • A healthy work/life balance!
  • Full Time, 40 hours per week
  • 1st Shift, Monday - Friday
  • Centrally located in Hartford, CT
  • Close to major highways 
The individual in this role will be responsible for complex monthly bank reconciliations and reviewing journal entries.  In addition, this individual will partner with various agencies to assist with problem resolution and adjustments, as well as adhoc project work (as assigned).
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    Selection Plan

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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, performance reviews, supervisory references, attendance records, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact Johnette Tolliver,

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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; 
    • Skills 
      • interpersonal skills; 
      • oral and written communication skills; 
    • Considerable ability to 
      • analyze and evaluate financial records, methods and procedures; 
      • devise and install accounting procedures and systems; 
    • 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 an Accountant, an Auditor or an Accounts Examiner with responsibility for the exercise of independent analysis and judgement in the application of professional accounting principles and practices.


    • 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.
    • A Master's degree in accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
    • 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.


    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting degree.    
    • Experience with PeopleSoft or CORE CT Financial systems processing General Ledger transactions.
    • Experience with Microsoft EXCEL, including creating pivot tables and utilizing VLOOKUP functions.
    • Experience working with cash accounting and bank systems.       



    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.