Connecticut Careers Trainee (Administrative & Residual) (40 Hour)

Target Class: ERP Financials Business Analyst

Recruitment #230524-2292AR-001


The State of ConnecticutOffice 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. 

The OSC Central Accounts Payable Division is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill one (1) Connecticut Careers Trainee position.  The target classification is ERP Financials Business Analyst.


  • Full-time, first shift
  • 40 hours per week
  • Monday - Friday
  • Located in downtown Hartford, close to major highways


The target class for this trainee position is ERP Financials Business Analyst.  The training program for the selected candidate may be between one year and three years depending on the candidate's qualifications.  Employee in this role will be responsible for:

  • Supporting of the Core-CT Financials Help Desk.
  • Working with Financial/Supply Chain team to learn and support the procurement processes in Core-CT, and other modules as required.
  • Utilizing and assisting in the maintenance of the FootPrints ticketing system.
  • Testing, troubleshooting, and analyzing complex data.
  • Responding to help desk tickets and communicate with users in a professional and timely manner.

The Office of the State Comptroller is located in the State Office Building at 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut.  This state-of-the-art building offers free garage parking, an on-site cafeteria, and ergonomic workspaces.  The OSC offers an excellent salary and a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, telework opportunities, as well as paid time off.

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Selection Plan

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  Please ensure that your application is complete prior to submitting.  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. Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:

Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.  State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in the class may apply for a lateral transfer.  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. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications, including your SPAM/JUNK folders. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements and preferred qualifications of the position.

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 position.


  • In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions;
  • Performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to
    • acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification;
    • understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic;
    • read, interpret and understand written material;
    • perform basic arithmetical computations;
    • interpret charts, graphs and tables;
    • learn and reason;
    • establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public;
    • 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.


  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Superior organizational and customer service skills 
  • Experience running queries and utilizing technology to create efficiencies
  • Experience with process improvement from initial analysis through implementation
  • Experience with reconciliation of complex transactions involving multiple workstreams
  • Advanced experience with the full range of the Microsoft Suite specifically for to creating queries, spreadsheet development including managing data, using formulas, exporting of data, developing charts/graphs and other high-level functions
  • Experience communicating over the phone and in writing to a diverse population
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and skill sets
  • Excellent time management and independent judgement skills
  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, information technology, public administration or a closely related field
  • Conclusion

    INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGES AND THOSE RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE INDICATED ABOVE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.  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 are requesting special accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) please contact Bonnie Schlechtweg at 860.702.3323 or


    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.