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CT- Associate Accounts Examiners, Quality Assurance Office

  • 1.  CT- Associate Accounts Examiners, Quality Assurance Office

    Posted 07-27-2021 11:29 AM
    Edited by Lauren Cummings 07-27-2021 11:28 AM

    The State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services (DSS) delivers and funds a wide range of programs and services as Connecticut's multi-faceted health and human services agency. DSS serves about 1 million residents of all ages in all 169 Connecticut cities and towns. We support the basic needs of children, families, older and other adults, including persons with disabilities. Services are delivered through 12 field offices, central administration, online and phone access options. Follow us on twitter@ctdss and see what we are all about!

    We offer a competitive benefits package; excellent health care; generous leave policies; a retirement plan; a deferred compensation program; and more.

    The Role:
    We are recruiting for two Associate Accounts Examiners for the Quality Assurance Office, located at 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday. In this role you will:
    • Perform audits of the Department's operations, involving review of administrative and programmatic functions and the electronic data processing systems used in their support.
    • Conduct federally mandated audits of medical and health care providers that are paid through the various medical assistance programs administered by the Department.
    • Review medical provider activities, audits claims, identifying overpayments, and educating providers on program integrity issues.
    • Perform data analytics to identify aberrant billing activity and pursues collection of such overpayments.
    We are seeking to hire employees who find inspiration in our culture and values, specifically:
    • Committed to making an impact.
    • Serving the public through meaningful work.
    • Seeking limitless opportunities to grow.
    • Enjoy a work/life balance.
    • Interested in diversity and fresh perspectives
    Do you see yourself succeeding as an Associate Accounts Examiner with DSS? We invite you to read the criteria below and encourage you to detail your related experience on the application


    The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date n the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

    Please note that DSS takes part in the E-Verify system, which is a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

    If selected for further consideration, State employees may be required to provide last 2 service ratings last 2 attendance records and non-state employees may be required to provide 2 current letters of professional reference.

    The immediate vacancies are listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

    Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Elizabeth Weston at Elizabeth.Weston@ct.gov, (860) 937-6383.

    This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.


    In a State agency this class is accountable for performing highly complex and difficult examination work involving the financial records of State agencies, businesses, municipalities, or other entities. This class may also be accountable for working lead or consultative responsibility.


    Performs highly complex and difficult examination work involving the financial records of State agencies, businesses, municipalities, or other entities receiving money distributed and monitored by the State; determines priorities; assigns and reviews work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; examines complex and varied financial documents and data submitted; researches historical and/or other related data as needed; analyzes and compares data to determine appropriate status or action; determines compliance of documents or procedures with laws, regulations and any state or federal requirements; holds meetings with audit subjects; may participate in conferences and hearings; may coordinate unit workflow; performs related duties as required.


    Considerable knowledge of professional accounting and auditing principles and practices; considerable knowledge of governmental and commercial accounting; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze financial records, documents, and reports; ability to prepare reports including narrative and statistical sections; some supervisory ability.


    Seven (7) years of experience in accounting or auditing.


    One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the professional level.

    Note: Professional level accounting or auditing is interpreted as work performed as a professional Accountant, Auditor, or Accounts Examiner with responsibility for the exercise of independent analysis and judgement in the application of professional accounting principles and practices.


    1. 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.
    2. A Master's degree in accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
    3. 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.


    • Experience in medical auditing.
    • Experience working with state and federal laws and regulations.
    • Experience evaluating policies and procedures to ensure they are in compliance with established state and federal regulations.
    • Experience analyzing statistical data.
    • Experience preparing statistical and narrative reports.
    • Experience working independently and verifying that work is accurate.
    • Experience communicating effectively across all levels of the organization, including both internal and external partners.
    • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Word and Access.
    • Experience creating and modifying Access databases.


    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.

    If you're interested in joining public service at the State of Connecticut, we invite you to apply:

    1. Visit our Online Employment Center through JobAps: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/

    2. Create a Master Application

    3. Apply to job openings directly with your completed Master Application. (Please note: All application correspondence will happen via the email submitted on the application)

    4. Set up Interest Cards, which function as our state's job alert system, to be notified for future openings

    Elizabeth Weston
    Leadership Associate
    State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services