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CT - Associate Accounts Examiner

  • 1.  CT - Associate Accounts Examiner

    Posted 21 days ago
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 21 days ago

    Associate Accounts Examiner

    Recruitment #230106-0946AR-001

    Apply Here: Job Opening: - Department of Administrative Services


    Are you familiar with using the general accounting and auditing principles and practices? 
    Do you enjoy performing financial audits?
    If so, this could be the role you've been looking for! 
    The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for an exciting Associate Accounts Examiner opportunity within the Office of Equity located in Newington, CT.  
    • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
    • Competitive starting salary and structure 
    • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
    • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
    • Professional growth and development opportunities
    • Culture that encourages work-life balance
    • On-site low-cost fitness center & cafeteria
    • Electric Vehicle (EV) charging at our headquarters
    • Hybrid telework schedules available 
    • Ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation
    • Work within the Office of Equity located in the Office of the Commissioner which is responsible for overseeing major Civil Rights programs and compliance including, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program; the On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program; the Contractor Compliance Program and the Title VI Program.
    • Review applications and determine eligibility for certification for small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE Program). The objective of the DBE Program is to remedy the continuing effects of past and present discrimination in transportation contracting by creating a fair opportunity to compete for and benefit from federally funded transportation contracts.
    • Review DBE applications, including tax documents, loan documents, financial statements, company bylaws, partnership agreements, stock certificates, personal net worth statements, and other supporting documents to determine ownership, control, and social and economic disadvantage. Determine compliance of documents with laws, regulations and any state or federal requirements. 
    • Meet with applicants, participate in conferences and hearings and prepare compliance reports and maintain financial records to track program expenditures.
    • Read and analyze Federal Regulations.
    • Critically review information to make program eligibility determinations.
    • Select the applicable regulations to utilize when making decisions.
    • Conduct in person and virtual interviews and site visits.
    • Understand different business structures and financial documents including PNW Statements
    • Analyze ownership documents.
    • Prepare a written narrative report of findings in context to the regulatory requirements and respond to decision appeals.
    • Monday-Friday
    • 40 hours/week
    • 1st Shift 
    • Centrally located in Newington, CT
    It is our mission 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. Learn more about our mission, vison, and values here!
    Watch the video below to see what it's like to be a State of CT employee! 


    To Apply:
    • 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.
    • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
    • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
    • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate's obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
    For Assistance In Applying:
    Important Information After You Apply:
    • 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 questionnaire'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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
    • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
    • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
    Connect With Us:
    • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact faith.macdonald@ct.gov
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    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 with reviewing business and personal tax documents.
    • Experience performing financial audits.
    • Experience writing detailed reports of findings.
    • Experience reviewing, interpreting, and applying regulations.
    • Experience using general accounting and auditing principles and practices.


    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.

    Faith MacDonald
    Connecticut Department of Administrative Services
    Hartford CT
    (860) 937-6362