American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Accountant II – General Ledger
Accounting Department

Based in Washington, DC


Starting Salary:

This position processes, inputs, reconciles and analyzes a variety of financial and accounting transactions and information ranging from simple to complex according to Union and department policies and procedures. Utilizes accounting software systems, spreadsheets and word processing software to perform required tasks. Prepares and works with complex worksheets that are developed from source documents and accounting data systems for analysis and reporting. Creates schedules, reports and analyses for review by supervisory staff. Communicates with affiliates, vendors, and staff by telephone, email and memos. Maintains records, logs, and files of transactions and activities. Additional duties include:


  • Performs all accounting functions for the AFSCME PEOPLE Committee.
  • Prepares monthly PEOPLE Committee financial statements and quarterly Board reports.
  • Prepares schedules as needed for monthly and annual internal and external financial reporting.
  • Creates, reviews and keys journal entries into the general ledger.
  • Prepares all FEC filings for the AFSCME PEOPLE Committee and works with AFSCME departments to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the PAC’s compliance reporting process.
  • Prepares daily deposits to PEOPLE bank accounts; enter cash receipts into PEOPLE accounting system.
  • Audits PEOPLE contributions from AFSCME members; identifies contributions required to be itemized.
  • Resolves issues arising from file-upload, systems-integration, and manual data-entry processes.
  • Provides guidance, training, and task-assignment to Accounting staff.
  • Research documentation supporting PEOPLE receipts and disbursements.
  • Works with AFSCME departments and affiliates to match PEOPLE receipts and supporting documents.
  • Performs monthly bank account reconciliations.
  • Processes check inquiries and stop payments.
  • Updates stale check list and follow up with A/P for resolution.
  • Prepares weekly cash position report for all general ledger cash accounts.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Two-year college degree in accounting or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Four-year degree in Accounting preferred.


  • Five years’ experience in an accounting environment performing a variety of tasks which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks while working with minimal supervision and managing time effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Has demonstrated a high degree of organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail and workflow.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with a personal computer, MS Office Suite and PC accounting software is required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting software is desirable.
  • Occasional overtime is required.

To Apply:
Please submit résumé and cover letter to recruiting@afscme.org

**A Skills Assessment may be required of all candidates.**

Posting Date: January 15, 2021

AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate against an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

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