Recruitment #230905-0026AR-001


The State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) is currently seeking dynamic, passionate individuals who are eager to contribute their expertise within the Budget and Financial Analysis division as an Accountant. Join our team and embark on a rewarding career that offers growth, competitive benefits, and culture that encourages work/life balance.

What We Can Offer You
  • 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
  • Competitive starting salary
  • Excellent state benefits package, including health and dental coverage
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Generous paid time off, including 13 holidays per calendar year
  • Alternate work schedules and a culture that encourages work/life balance
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
Position Highlights
  • Full-Time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday
  • Location: 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
  • Hybrid (office/telework) may be available
This Job Is For You If
  • You possess considerable knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices including governmental accounting and budgeting.
  • You have strong analytical skills and experience evaluate financial records, methods, and procedures.
  • You are systematically-minded and are able to devise and install accounting procedures and systems.
  • You value fiscal responsibility and want to be a responsible steward of State resources.
  • You have a background in accounting and financial services and a strong sense of budgetary controls.
Discover the Opportunity To
  • Assist in the preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Finance Report (ACFR), including primary responsibility for assigned sections; 
  • Assist in the preparation of Federal Accounting and Reporting deliverables, such as Statewide Cost Allocation Plan (SWCAP) and Cash Management Improvement Act (CMIAS); 
  • Document current business processes and look for opportunities to improve and streamline existing processes using technology or other tools; 
  • Support the monthly and annual financial close process; 
  • Contribute to the planning, design, and implementation of accounting procedures or systems; 
  • Utilize electronic data processing (EDP) systems for financial records, reports, and analysis; 
  • Assist with other projects as required. 
About the Office of the State Comptroller
The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) is an agency whose mission is to provide accounting and financial services, to administer employee and retiree benefits, to develop accounting policy and exercise accounting oversight, and to prepare financial reports for the state, federal and municipal governments, and the public. 

We are located in the State Office Building at 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT. This state-of-the-art building offers free garage parking, an on-site cafeteria, and ergonomic workspaces.

The Budget and Financial Analysis division performs the state’s accounting and financial reporting functions and develops and executes the agency budget. The division is responsible for posting, analyzing, and reporting state expenditures and regularly monitors the health of the state’s budget condition.

Selection Plan

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To Apply
  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the Office of the State Comptroller for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the 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.
  • Please ensure that your application is complete 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
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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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  • Due to the large volume of applications received, the State of Connecticut is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. 
  • If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sara Garrett at or 860-702-3572.  
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In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in professional accounting.


  • Records complex and compound journal entries; 
  • Prepares balance sheets and financial statements involving multiple accounts; 
  • Analyzes and interprets accounting records and reports; 
  • Assists higher level staff in planning, design and implementation of accounting procedures or systems; 
  • Reviews expenditures and prepares or reviews financial statements; 
  • Assists in budget management by compiling and reviewing agency manager program budget proposals, preparing estimates and calculations of projected expenditures and quarterly allotments, and preparing monthly reports; 
  • Monitors fiscal aspects of grant programs by preparing or reviewing financial reports, reviewing expenditures for compliance with grant contracts, providing technical assistance to grantees in maintaining accounting records; 
  • Recommends accounting related improvements to business practices such as accounting controls and financial reviews; 
  • Utilizes electronic data processing (EDP) systems for financial records, reports and analysis; 
  • Assists in EDP experts in planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems;
  • May supervise bookkeeping (e.g., maintenance, balancing and reconciling of accounts), accounts payable and/or receivable functions or other accounting related paraprofessional or clerical functions; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of 
    • professional accounting principles and practices; 
    • governmental accounting and budgeting; 
    • basic auditing principles and practices; 
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral communication and written skills; 
  • Ability to
    • prepare, analyze and evaluate financial statements and other accounting records and reports; 
    • analyze and evaluate accounting methods and procedures; 
    • utilize EDP systems for financial management; 
    • read and interpret written materials.


Six (6) years of experience in accounting or auditing.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the paraprofessional level. Work at the paraprofessional level requires exercise of some independent judgment in applying basic accounting principles and may be compared to the level of a full charge bookkeeper.  

NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of an Assistant Accountant.


  • Successful completion of an Accounting Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience and Special Experience.
  • 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 as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor may be substituted for one (1) year of the General and Special Experience.
  • Two (2) years of experience as an Assistant Accountant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.


  • Experience conducting and reviewing monthly and annual financial close and financial statements for accuracy.
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating financial records, methods, and procedures.    
  • Experience in Oracle/Peoplesoft HRMS systems (such as Core-CT or similar system) and various financial modules.
  • Experience with Microsoft applications such as Advanced MS Excel and other spreadsheet applications.
  • Experience communicating to a diverse population, including verbal and written communication.




The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Sara Garrett at


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.