Assistant Accountant

Recruitment #240214-5140AR-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 Assistant Accountant to work at our location in Hartford, CT, 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!
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.
  • Full Time, 40 hours per week
  • 1st Shift, Monday - Friday
  • Close to major highways 
The individual in this position will be responsible for performing the following duties:
  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliations
  • Review routine journal entries and complex clerical accounting
  • Partner with various agencies and banks to assist with problem resolution and adjustments
  • Assist with Adhoc Project work as assigned

Selection Plan

For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.

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. Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact Johnette Tolliver,

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 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 with PeopleSoft or CORE CT Financial systems processing General Ledger transactions.
  • Experience with Microsoft EXCEL, including creating and maintaining large spreadsheets with the use of functions (such as SUM, Average, Count etc.).
  • 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.