Job accountant in Hartford, CT at State of Connecticut

Job Details

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Company State of Connecticut
Company Website Hiring Organization
Company Address Hartford, CT
Industry State & Regional Agencies
Sector Government & Public Administration
Salary 98746 - 76386 USD per ANNUAL
Job Location Hartford, CT

Job Description

The State of Connecticut , Department of Children and Families ( DCF ) is recruiting two (2) Accountant positions located at our Central Office in Hartford, CT.

What’s In It For You:
To work for a Forbes top company: ‘ Forbes ’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule;

Comprehensive Benefits including Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.

Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.

Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.

Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities.

A healthy work-life balance to all employees.

About Us:
Our mission is partnering with communities and empowering families to raise resilient children who thrive. We are proud of our diverse and dedicated workforce who strive every day to meet the needs of those we encounter.

Full-time, 40 hours per week

First (1st) shift

Monday - Friday

Flexible hours

Hartford, CT

Discover the opportunity to:
Engage in a rewarding career

Assist our employees so they can achieve success

Make a difference in the public sector

Work together in a collaborative team environment

About the State of Connecticut:
Living in Connecticut allows you to live with mountains, forests, ocean fronts, rivers, and a wonderful green countryside right at your doorstep. The state has charm, elegance, and a high standard of living. Our school systems offer an outstanding education, and our communities are among the safest in the country. Connecticut experiences all four seasons and gives you the option to choose living in sophisticated country-life or living in the center of a lively city.

We encourage you to come see all that Connecticut has to offer by joining the DCF team!

Selection Plan

Application Process:
This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

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

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

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 .

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the state of Connecticut.

Selection Process:
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.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Contact Information:
Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Christopher Lavallee at .


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 electronic data processing (EDP) systems for financial records, reports and analysis;

Assists in EDP experts in planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems;

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;

governmental accounting and budgeting;

basic auditing principles and practices;


interpersonal skills;

oral communication and written skills;

Ability to

prepare, analyze and evaluate financial statements and other accounting records and reports;

analyze and evaluate accounting methods and procedures;

utilize EDP systems for financial management;

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.

NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of an Assistant Accountant.


Successful completion of an Accounting Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience and Special Experience.

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.

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

Certification as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor may be substituted for one (1) year of the General and Special Experience.

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


Experience analyzing and evaluating accounting methods and procedures, reconciling funds, and preparing complex journal entries.

Experience utilizing data processing systems for financial records, reports and analysis including: bookkeeping, accounts payable and/or receivable

Experience with preparing daily deposits

Experience with cash management and the reconciliation of cash ledgers

Experience in Microsoft Excel and Word but not limited to creating reports, pivot tables, data sorting, and other relate functions.

Experience creating and managing spending plans to ensure budget compliance.

Job Location

Hartford, CT

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