American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Accounting Clerk I
Financial Services Department

Based in Washington, DC


Accounting Clerk I
Financial Services Department
Headquarters – Washington, DC
OPEIU Grade: A3
Salary Range: $43,617 - $69,486

This position processes, reviews and inputs a variety of financial and accounting transactions according to Union and department policies and procedures. Uses one or more accounting software systems, spreadsheets and word processing software to perform required tasks. Additional duties will include:


  • Receive, sort and distribute incoming accounts payable mail to Accounts Payable clerks.
  • Process invoices, and other requests for payment according to AFSCME procedures and policies.
  • Review of payment requests for proper authorization, completeness, calculation accuracy and agreement to supporting and authorizing documents.
  • Contact AFSCME staff or vendors to resolve payment issues.
  • Check for possible payment duplication in the system.
  • Create voucher batches for inputting.
  • Input transactions into the accounting software
  • Process vouchers for returned checks to be voided and reissue vouchers when required.
  • Answer vendor/employee inquiries.
  • Summarize unpaid invoices on hand by cost center for preparation of accounts payable journal entry.

Education & Experience:

  • High school graduate or equivalent plus a minimum of one year of bookkeeping or accounting coursework at the college level.
  • One-year experience in an automated accounting environment is preferred.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Occasional overtime may be required.


  • Knowledge of general bookkeeping.
  • Sufficient communication skills to exchange routine information with staff and vendors.
  • Ability to operate calculator/adding machine and to input data to automated accounting systems and other office equipment; and ability to use a PC and MS Office software.
  • Occasional overtime may be required.

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

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

Posting Date: November 12, 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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