Accounts Examiner

Recruitment #240328-0030AR-001


The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Transportation (DOT), invites experienced applicants to apply for the position of Accounts Examiner within the Internal Audit Unit, Bureau of Finance and Administration at our headquarters in Newington. 


  • Competitive salary.
  • A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform an article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings.
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Paid time off including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
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  • Professional growth and development opportunities.
  • Work for a Forbes top company: 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.
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  • Full Time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday
  • Location: Newington
  • This position is eligible to apply for telework after successful completion of the working test period, and thereafter, in accordance with the Telework Policy which can be found here. Employees in their initial working test period must work on site in the office.

    As a team member of the CTDOT Internal Audit Division, the Accounts Examiner will be primarily responsible for assisting Supervisory Accounts Examiners and/or the Director of Internal Audit by auditing and reviewing the operations, controls, business processes and accounts of the CTDOT, as well as assisting in conducting inventory counts at the department’s Stores facilities. The Accounts Examiner will:

    • Assist in performing examination work involving the evaluation of business processes, internal controls, financial records and reports of CTDOT or other organizations funded by DOT.
    • Perform audits and reviews, and assist in performing more complex audits.
    • For an on-site audit, meet with officials of organization being examined to discuss audit procedures, answers questions and obtains necessary information and records.
    • Examine varied financial documents and data;
    • Research historical and/or other related data as needed.
    • Analyze and compare data to determine appropriate status or action.
    • Utilize electronic data processing (EDP) systems, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, to obtain financial records, reports and analysis.
    • Determine compliance of documents or procedures with laws, regulations and any state or federal requirements.
    • Hold meetings with audit subjects.
    • Participate in meetings and briefings.
    • Assist in coordinating Division workflow.
    • Perform related duties as required.


    The mission of the DOT is to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. To learn more about our mission, vision and values, please click here. Visit our website to learn more about the Connecticut DOT! 

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    Selection Plan


    • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this 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.
    • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited.  If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting. 
    • 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.
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    • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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    • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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    In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the examination of financial records of state agencies, businesses, municipalities or other entities.


    • Conducts or participates in examinations of financial records and documents of state agencies, businesses, municipalities or other organizations which are monitored by the state; 
    • Prepares for examinations by reviewing prior audit reports, financial statements, budgets or other available data; 
    • For an on-site audit, meets with officials of organization being examined to discuss audit procedures, answers questions and obtains necessary information and records; 
    • Utilizes electronic data processing (EDP) systems for financial records, reports and analysis; 
    • Examines various financial records including revenue, expenditure, payroll and grant accounting; 
    • Examines and reconciles accounting records with supporting data, such as vouchers, invoices and cash receipts; 
    • Determines compliance of various complex financial documents with applicable regulations; 
    • Examines accounting methods and procedures to ensure compliance with accepted accounting principles, laws and regulations and state or federal requirements; 
    • For an on-site audit, reviews and discusses audit findings with officials of organization audited; 
    • Prepares unit reports explaining results and making recommendations; 
    • May participate in hearings or conferences; 
    • May prepare remittance schedules for collection or delinquent accounts and arrange for attachments as required; 
    • Performs related duties as required.


    • Knowledge of 
      • and ability to apply professional accounting and auditing principles and practices; 
      • and ability to apply relevant statutes and regulations;
    • Skills
      • interpersonal skills; 
      • oral and written communication skills; 
    • Ability to 
      • analyze financial records, documents and reports; 
      • prepare comprehensive reports including narrative and statistical sections; 
      • utilize EDP systems for financial management.


    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 the 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 in any of the following may be substituted for one (1) year of the General and Special Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor.
    • Two (2) years of experience as an Assistant Accountant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.


    • Experience conducting internal audits or financial statement audits.
    • Experience examining the business activities of a federal or state agency, authority, or a local municipality.
    • Experience developing audit findings and recommendations.
    • Experience writing audit reports.


    Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


    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.