Based in Seattle, WA

Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8 is seeking applicants for a Bookkeeper position. This position reports to the Local 8 Business Manager and is covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement. The office location is in the Belltown area of Seattle with parking or an ORCA card provided. The starting wage is $26.11/hr. ($28.46/hr. at 6 months and $31.93/hr. at 1 year) with excellent benefits. The position is 40 hours a week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a small office with 6 office employee positions and 9 field positions.

This position involves “full charge” bookkeeping duties and requires extensive experience with generating payroll, financial statements, bank reconciliation and general accounting. At least 3-years experience in QuickBooks, payroll and quarterly taxes are required. A bachelor's degree in finance or accounting is preferred.

We are looking for someone who has good organization skills, works well under pressure and is able to work independently to meet deadlines.


  • Prepare weekly payroll, including direct deposits.
  • Make monthly benefit payments to several health & welfare funds.
  • Remit payroll taxes, income taxes and all required federal and state taxes. 
  • Reconcile bank accounts and union credit card usage.
  • Close books each month and submit per capita payments to the International Union and all affiliates.
  • Generate monthly financial reports for the Executive Board, Trustees, members and external audits.
  • Collect information as needed for the Union’s annual audit
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and QuickBooks Accounting System.
  • Create Excel spreadsheets as needed.
  • Perform data entry in multiple formats.
  • Post membership dues both manually and electronically.
  • Prepare various reports and other duties as assigned by the Business Manager and/or Office Manager.

To apply: please send your resume with references included by Friday, November 3, to mike@opeiu8.org or by mail to OPEIU Local 8, 2800 First Avenue #304, Seattle, WA 98121, attention Mike.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.