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CT - Accountant, Department of Revenue Services

  • 1.  CT - Accountant, Department of Revenue Services

    Posted 03-30-2021 08:45 AM
    Edited by Lauren Cummings 03-30-2021 08:44 AM
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    The State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is seeking to fill an Accountant position in the Revenue Accounting Unit within the Fiscal and Administrative Bureau. This will be a full-time, first shift, Monday through Friday position.

    About the unit:

    The Revenue Accounting Unit is part of the Business Office within the Department's Fiscal and Administrative Services Division. The primary function of the Revenue Accounting Unit is to reconcile and report on all revenue collected by the Department. This subdivision is also responsible for the issuance and reconciliation of all refunds issued for all taxes.

    Job details:

    The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    • The position is accountable for assisting with the accurate application of all state tax revenues in accordance with governmental accounting principles which include account mapping, daily reconciliations, and compliance with changing legislative requirements.
    • This position will also be accountable to perform various high level accounting duties as required to assist in the accurate reporting of all state tax revenue.
    We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes excellent healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!

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    Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.

    In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. Please ensure that your application is complete, you will not be able to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

    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.

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

    This employment offer will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check, including being fingerprinted, State and Federal tax compliance checks, and supervisory reference checks.

    Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

    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, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Current state employees will be required to submit their last two (2) service ratings.

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

    Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

    Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jennifer Neumann at jennifer.neumann@ct.gov.


    In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in professional accounting.


    Records complex and compound journal entries; prepares balance sheets and financial statements involving multiple accounts; analyzes and interprets accounting records and reports; assists higher level staff in planning, design and implementation of accounting procedures or systems; reviews expenditures and prepares or reviews financial statements; assists in budget management by compiling and reviewing agency manager program budget proposals, preparing estimates and calculations of projected expenditures and quarterly allotments, and preparing monthly reports; monitors fiscal aspects of grant programs by preparing or reviewing financial reports, reviewing expenditures for compliance with grant contracts, providing technical assistance to grantees in maintaining accounting records; recommends accounting related improvements to business practices such as accounting controls and financial reviews; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analysis; assists in EDP experts in planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems; in addition to professional accounting tasks, may supervise bookkeeping (e.g. maintenance, balancing and reconciling of accounts), accounts payable and/or receivable functions or other accounting related paraprofessional or clerical functions; performs related duties as required.


    Knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices including knowledge of governmental accounting and budgeting; knowledge of basic auditing principles and practices; interpersonal skills; oral communication skills; ability to prepare, analyze and evaluate financial statements and other accounting records and reports; ability to analyze and evaluate accounting methods and procedures; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management; ability to read and interpret written materials.


    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 exercise of some independent judgment in applying basic accounting principles and may be compared to the level of a full charge bookkeeper.  For state employees this is the level of Assistant Accountant.


    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.
    4. Two (2) years of experience as an Assistant Accountant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.


    • Bachelor's Degree with at least 15 credits in accounting.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel to create PivotTables, Filtering, Sorting and other functions.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word functions such as find and replace, mail merge, creating graphs and tables.
    • Experience using the Chart of Accounts.
    • Experience with the reconciliation of bank statements to legacy systems.
    • Experience with Online Banking.
    • Experience with time management, including organization, and follow-through, while balancing and prioritizing workloads and responsibilities.



    The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

    Jennifer Neumann
    Human Resources Associate
    State of Connecticut
    Hartford CT