Accountant Trainee

Come join our team! The Capitol Region Council of Governments is seeking a collaborative and qualified professional to serve as an Accountant.

The Accountant Trainee will report to and work under the supervision of the Finance Officer to learn; day to day duties of grants and contract management, CRCOG financial reporting procedures, accounts payable and receivables and to assist in the annual audit and revolving loan administration.

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree in accounting and possess knowledge of: accepted accounting principles and practices, principles of financial administration, budgeting and reporting, automated financial management systems, computer equipment and advanced uses of word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, database, and other software. Candidates must be able to think critically, be detail oriented, examine, and verify financial documents, accurately process a large volume of paperwork, organize and set priorities, exercise sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility, organize and maintain complex financial files, communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing, prepare clear, accurate reports, and establish and maintain highly effective working relationships with others.


The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is a voluntary Council of Governments formed to initiate and implement regional programs to benefit its member towns and the region. It is guided by the chief elected officials of our 38 Metro Hartford municipalities who recognize that the future of our individual members is tied to the future of our region. CRCOG is the largest of Connecticut's nine regional planning organizations with a population of 976,248 and serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Metro Hartford area. The CRCOG region is well-situated between New York City and Boston, and is rich in diversity, history, and natural resources. CRCOG's team of professional staff work to promote responsible land use, sustainable transportation systems, economic vitality, and quality of life. The organization also advocates for its capital city and member towns and provides various shared services to facilitate governmental efficiency. For more information regarding CRCOG, please visit our website at


Total Compensation

The current salary range is $55,171 - $71,722 (DOQ).

How to Apply

Please address your resume and a cover letter to Ms. Cheryl Assis, Director of Public Safety and Homeland Security. Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent to, with the subject of the email titled 'Accountant' First review of resumes will be conducted on September 7, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled.

Accountant Trainee Position

CRCOG is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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