Assistant Accountant (Part-Time)

Recruitment #240408-5140AR-001


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


  • Work for a Forbes top company - ‘Forbes’:  State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023
  • Comprehensive health and dental insurance, providing you with peace of mind and access to quality healthcare
  • Robust pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings to secure your financial future
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation days, sick leave, personal days, and 13 holidays per calendar year
  • We are an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, which means you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.
  • A culture that recognizes the importance of work/life balance and offers alternate work schedules and telecommuting options
  • Opportunities to invest in your professional growth and development with training programs, tuition reimbursement, and opportunities for advancement within the State of Connecticut
  • Connecticut is a strong community with a lot to offer in entertainment, food and shopping, recreation in our beautiful state parks and forests, diverse culture, and rich history. Learn more about all Connecticut has to offer.


  • Part-Time, 30 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday
  • Location: 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
  • Hybrid (office/telework) may be available


  • You possess knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices including governmental accounting and budgeting.
  • You have strong analytical skills and experience evaluating financial records, methods, and procedures.
  • You are systematically minded and can devise and install accounting procedures and systems.
  • You are a problem solver with significant technical expertise and attention to detail, making you adept at assessing functional and technical gaps in custom designs and troubleshooting technical issues.
  • You value fiscal accountability and want to be a reliable steward of State resources.
  • You want to do work that matters and want to build a better Connecticut with the Office of the State Comptroller, promoting economic growth, advocating for fiscal control, and championing policies that lower costs.


  • Perform a variety of fiscal and administrative duties to support all the functions of the Budget and Financial Analysis division; 
  • Utilize Core-CT, MS-Excel, MS-Access, and other systems in the administration of duties; 
  • Review and analyze information on CO-826 forms to identify the proper costs and coding distribution for the CO-826 journals; 
  • Monitor, maintain, and reconcile the OSC petty cash account; 
  • Approve and authorize Purchase Orders for the agency, including examining financial documents to ensure accuracy and conformance with requirements; 
  • Prepare division expense reports for division directors, including gathering and consolidating expenditures information along with reconciling the accounts to ensure the accuracy of the expenses reported; 
  • Review and audit forms submitted by state agencies to recover fringe expenditures or charge its own funding source for fringe benefits; 
  • Assist in the reconciliation of the Securities in Lieu of Retainage Program;
  • Process vouchers for the Hartford Flood Program and other programs within OSC;
  • Perform additional duties as required. 


The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) is an agency whose mission is to provide accounting and financial services, administer employee and retiree benefits, develop accounting policy and exercise accounting oversight, and 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 accountable for posting, analyzing, and reporting state expenditures and regularly monitors the health of the state’s budget condition.

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  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e. Executive, Judicial or Legislative) to the other.
  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee 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.
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  • Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Office of the State Comptroller are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks, subject to the provisions of Section 31-51i and conducted in accordance with Section 29-17a of the Connecticut General Statutes. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, but your application may be considered 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.
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  • If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact Morgan Roane at or 860-702-3340.  
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In a state agency this class is accountable for performing a combination of a full range of basic professional and highly complex clerical work in accounting or financial examination work.


  • Maintains an interrelated group of accounts including classifying and recording transactions, taking trial balances and reconciling accounts; 
  • Prepares simple financial statements; 
  • Assists in preparation of complex financial statements; 
  • Examines financial documents to ensure accuracy and conformance with requirements by reviewing related records, provisions and/or regulations; 
  • Maintains accounts receivable including preparing and processing billings, maintaining related accounts, managing accounts receivable, making and recording adjustments, cancellations or remissions and computing interest due and penalties; 
  • Calculates rates involving complex arithmetical formulas; 
  • Responsible for accounts payable including maintaining disbursement records, distributing charges to proper accounts, encumbering appropriation accounts for purchase orders, authorizing routine expenditures, auditing invoices or payments for accuracy and compliance with state regulations; 
  • Gathers and consolidates payroll and expenditure data to facilitate budget preparation; 
  • Ensures expenditures plus encumbrances are within appropriation limits; 
  • Ensures routine payments are in compliance with contract provisions; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of 
    • bookkeeping and financial record keeping principles and practices; 
    • basic governmental accounting principles and practices including general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and budget control; 
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;  
  • Considerable 
    • arithmetical ability; 
    • auditing ability; 
  • Ability to 
    • understand and apply statutes and regulations; 
    • utilize electronic data processing (EDP) systems for financial information.


Four (4) years of experience in complex clerical accounting or financial examining work. Complex clerical accounting or examining work is interpreted as independent responsibility for generally routine bookkeeping, financial record keeping or financial record examining at the level of a Financial Clerk.


  • College training 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 two (2) years.
  • One (1) year as a Pre-Professional Trainee in an accounting class may be substituted for the General Experience.


  • Experience using the PeopleSoft Financial System (Core-CT Financials) to review and execute financial transactions and run reports.
  • Experience processing vouchers and purchase orders in compliance with financial controls. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite software to carry out the general administration of work. 
  • Experience reviewing fiscal accounts to reconcile expenses. 
  • Experience communicating to a diverse population and building consensus, including verbal and written communication. 
  • Experience managing and maintaining priorities and tasks with attention to detail to complete tasks effectively and accurately and successfully meet deadlines. 




The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Morgan Roane at or 860-702-3340.


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.