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Are you a recent college graduate (or graduating within the next 60 days) with a bachelor’s degree in accounting? Or do you have a business-related bachelor’s degree with at least 18 semester hour credits in accounting or auditing?

If you said “Yes!” to either of these questions we’d love to connect with you.

To give you an idea of what we’re looking for, here’s a typical job description for a Legislative Audit Trainee.

The Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts provide residents and legislators with independent and unbiased opinions and recommendations on how the State of Connecticut operates. The Auditors of Public Accounts’ mission is to make Connecticut’s government work efficiently and to protect state resources from waste, fraud, and abuse.

Would you like to use your financial and technical skills to help make a difference in the lives of Connecticut residents? Would you like purpose, variety, and innovation in your career? If so, we’d like you to consider joining our team as a Legislative Audit Trainee.

The Job:
This position assists in auditing the records and accounts of state agencies (example: CT Department of Transportation), quasi-public agencies (example: CT Lottery Corporation) or state-supported institutions (example: CT State Universities).

You’ll be helping to determine whether state agencies are operating efficiently & effectively, comply with laws & regulations, and are accomplishing their goals.

This position’s duties include participating in the creation of audit plans for financial, compliance, or performance audits in accordance with government auditing standards. On any given day, you’ll assist with examining, analyzing, and testing internal controls, policies, and procedures of state agencies; reviewing compliance with state or federal laws and regulations; reviewing financial statements for conformance with generally accepting accounting principles; or investigating whistleblower complaints from state employees and the public.

In this role, you’ll use your judgement to develop recommendations for improvements. You’ll operate under the supervision of a senior auditor who reviews work for effectiveness and conformance with requirements and policies. You’ll also perform related work as required.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Knowledge of auditing standards, principles, and practices.
  • Some knowledge of commercial accounting practices and procedures.
  • Some knowledge of governmental accounting, budgeting and financial reporting.
  • Considerable skills in performing mathematical computations.
  • Considerable skill in operating personal computers and Microsoft Office software especially Excel.
  • Ability to plan and organize work efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to adapt to the special demands of the job and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency personnel, associates, and the public.
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflicts in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Ability to work effectively in pressure situations and respond well to unusual circumstances.
  • Aptitude for clear and concise written and oral communications, including report writing.
  • Ability to read and interpret laws, rules, regulations, and contractual provisions.
  • Familiarity with federal and state laws; rules and regulations; and governmental operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion (or completion within 60 days of closing date) of a bachelor’s degree, with a major in accounting or related business field, from an accredited college or university.
  • At least 18 semester hours credit in accounting and auditing courses.
  • At least 3.0 grade average in all such accounting courses, or satisfactory performance as a Cooperative Education Intern in the Office of Auditors of Public Accounts, or other qualifying experience as accepted by the State Auditors
  • Majors in disciplines other than in accounting or related business field may be considered based on pertinent coursework, qualifications, and experiences, as accepted by the State Auditors.

If you’d like to be considered for a job like this when an opportunity opens, please send us your resume to keep on file to