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CT-Assistant Accountant

  • 1.  CT-Assistant Accountant

    Posted 11-01-2021 10:10 AM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 11-01-2021 10:09 AM

    The State of Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority (the "Authority") is a quasi-governmental agency formed by statute and signed into law by Governor Ned Lamont in 2019. Its mission is to help Connecticut's workforce navigate health challenges and life changes with greater financial security.

    Through a trust funded by employees, the Authority makes benefits payments to eligible employees when either the employee or their family member takes a leave from work to care for themselves or a family member.


    THE ROLE

    We are currently seeking an Assistant Accountant. The Assistant Accountant will report to and work closely with the Contribution and Compliance Manager. Under the direction of the Contribution and Compliance Manager, this role will work with Authority staff, vendor partners, and other state agencies to perform the operations of the contribution collection system, as well as prepare financial reporting related to that system in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the Authority.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelors in Accounting or Finance.
    • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
    • 3-5 years of experience as an Assistant Accountant or similar position in a complex financial environment. 
    • Experience working in a community foundation, trust fund, or government agency with receipts of over $100 million. 
    • Experience with Microsoft Excel including creating and developing spreadsheets, using macros, pivot tables, VLOOKUP, and importing and exporting data.
    • Experience using verbal and written communication with internal and external customers.
    • Mathematical and analytical skills.
    • Experience managing multiple assignments with orientation to detail. 
    • Experience with virtual auditing.
    Additional Key Skills
    • Research and reconciliation skills.
    • Experience with interpreting files and interfaces for contribution tracking and accounting.
    • Experience in banking with understanding of ACH, credit card and payment processes.
    • Accounting background for balancing.
    • Knowledge of customer service skills. 
    • Experience collaborating with teams to improve processes and align with agency goals. 
    • Experience sharing authority and responsibility in fast paced work environment.
    • Experience prioritizing work and meeting time sensitive deadlines, including follow-through while balancing and prioritizing multiple activities and responsibilities.
    • Experience identifying creative solutions and administration strongly preferred. 
    • When deemed safe by the appropriate state and federal agencies, this position may require occasional travel.
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    ABOUT THE AUTHORITY The State of Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority ( the "Authority") is a quasi-governmental agency formed by statute and signed into law by Governor Ned Lamont in 2019. Its mission is to help Connecticut's workforce navigate health challenges and life changes with greater financial security.
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    Raisa Capellan
    Human Resources Specialist
    Connecticut Office of Policy & Management
    Hartford CT
    860-952-3956
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