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Accounting Careers Trainee (Target Class: Accountant)

By May 12, 2022

State of Connecticut

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for the position of Accounting Careers Trainee (ACT) with the target class of Accountant, in the Bureau of Finance and Administration, Office of Finance.  The selected candidate(s) will receive on-the-job training for advancement into a professional level position of Accountant.

We are seeking individuals with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting for a 2-year training program, or a Master’s degree for a 1-year training program.  Upon successful completion of training, incumbents will be eligible for promotion to Accountant.

Students graduating in the spring of 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting are encouraged to apply.
Note:  Candidates must have completed all degree requirements prior to the job closing date.

Who We Are: The Office of Finance is comprised of three Divisions (Budget Services, Capital Services, and Financial Management & Support) responsible for providing the business and financial support, budgeting, accounting, accounts receivable, and federal and state funding management necessary to meet the needs of the Department.  Office of Finance staff help plan for, monitor, control, and report on the expenses that the Department incurs while maintaining and improving the State’s rails, buses, highways, bridges, pedestrian routes, and various other projects.
The Budget Services Division has 30 employees and is responsible for a variety of accounting functions including coordination/development of the Department’s Operating Budget Request, budget monitoring, requisition approval, expenditure review and correction, payroll monitoring, accounts receivable, and revenue accounting.  The Division also is responsible for administering the Department’s Petty Cash account and Procurement Card program, and preparation of various financial reports.
The Capital Services Division has 50 employees and is responsible for the planning and administration of Federal and State funds dedicated for improvements to the state’s highway and transit infrastructure.
The Financial Management and Support Division has 46 employees and is primarily responsible for providing financial management and administrative support for all the Department’s bureaus. This includes the processing of vendor invoices, recording daily deposits for bus transit and rail parking operators, and providing budget development, monitoring, and reporting services. This Division is also responsible for the completion of mandatory quarterly and annual FTA and FRA federal financial reports and involvement in financial transactions related to project and grant close-outs.

The current recruitment includes positions in Budget Services and Financial Management & Support.
It is anticipated that this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in all divisions.

Position Details:
-The recruited Accounting Careers Trainee position(s) will receive training in various accounting functions, which may include:
-Reviewing purchase orders, requisitions, requests for P-Card purchases, and/or agreements/construction contracts for appropriate coding and funding availability.
-Analyzing encumbrance and expenditure activity and coordinating with various bureau staff to prepare estimates of projected expenditures for assigned budget area(s).
-Preparing and uploading budget journals to record/adjust distribution of operating budget allotments.
-Reviewing payroll and other expenditure transactions and preparing complex journal entries to correct Department financial records as required.
-Preparing various weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual budget and expenditure reports.
-Various tasks to assist in the coordination of the Department’s Biennial Operating Budget Request.
-Review of invoices, documents, agreements, contracts, legislation, guidance, and similar materials that involve financial transactions, procedures, and the handling of public funds.
-Examination of documents, audits, expenses, and similar records, to monitor, adjust and close projects, federal agreements, and grants.
-Creating purchase orders and receivers in the Core-CT accounting system to facilitate the funding of vendor agreements and corresponding invoice payments, and to facilitate Department procurement of goods or services.
-Reconciling daily deposit information provided by state transit operators to the bank transactions recorded in the Core-CT accounting system.

Benefits: We participate in a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare policies including medical and dental coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off, and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees and provide professional growth and development opportunities!

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