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CT - Supervising Accounts Examiner

  • 1.  CT - Supervising Accounts Examiner

    Posted 12-01-2021 12:00 PM
    Edited by Lauren Cummings 12-01-2021 11:59 AM
    Apply: Job Opening: Supervising Accounts Examiner - Department of Administrative Services (jobapscloud.com)

    The State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS) houses a number of distinct programs that comprise the business functions of state government, including information technology, human resources, procurement, facilities and real estate, construction services, fleet, workers compensation and more united in a common mission to:
    • Support Connecticut's Growth - To serve our citizens, businesses, state agencies and other branches of government by providing the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost.
    • Drive Continuous Innovation - To increase the efficiency and effectiveness of state government using best practices from the public and private sectors.
    • Provide Rewarding Careers - To attract and retain a workforce of talented, dedicated public servants committed to leading our great state forward.
    The Role
    DAS is currently recruiting for a Supervising Accounts Examiner who will supervise the Construction Grant Audit Program within the DAS Business Services Division and reports to the Chief Fiscal Officer. Responsibilities include performance of audits, review and approval of draft audit reports for conformance with policies and regulations, supervision of the audit team, staff training and assistance and staff performance evaluations. This position meets with Accounts Examiners to prioritize audits, answers questions from the Examiners, establishes and maintains unit procedures, develops and makes recommendations on policies and standards, meets with the Local Education Agency Liaisons to review and discuss items that were ineligible.

    Position Details

    Hours: Full-Time, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week
    Location: The position is based in the DAS Business Services Division in Hartford, and includes regular travel as part of the process of conducting and supervising the audit of Local Education Agencies' expenditure of School Construction Grant funds.
    We offer a competitive benefits package that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year! We also encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.


    All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

    Application Information:

    • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
    • Please ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting.
    • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
    Throughout the Recruitment Process:

    • 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, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
    • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
    • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most clearly meet the requirements of the position.
    Please Note:

    • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
    • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
    For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Neumann at jennifer.neumann@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.


    In a State agency, this class is accountable for supervising an accounts examination unit or function.


    Schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or make recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; reviews audit reports for conformance with policies and regulations; may conduct hearings or conferences with those audited; performs related duties as required.


    Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant State and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; considerable knowledge of professional accounting and auditing principles and practices; considerable knowledge of governmental and commercial accounting; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze and evaluate accounting procedures; considerable ability to analyze financial records, documents, and reports; ability to prepare comprehensive reports; supervisory ability.


    Eight (8) years of experience in accounting or auditing.


    One (1) year of the General Experience must have been performing the most complex accounting function or acting in a lead or consultative capacity at or above the level of Associate Accountant or Associate Accounts Examiner.


    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) additional year of the General Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor.


    • Experience working remotely.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Teams.
    • Experience with accounting practices and procedures.
    • Experience working in accounting or bookkeeping.
    • Experience with auditing and auditing principals.


    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.

    Jennifer Neumann
    Human Resources Associate
    State of Connecticut
    Hartford CT