AFSCME Local 3299

AFSCME Local 3299


Based in Oakland, CA


AFSCME Local 3299 is the University of California’s largest employee union — representing more than 27,000 Service workers (SX), Patient Care Technical workers (EX), Skilled Craft workers (K7), and more at UC’s 10 campuses, 5 medical centers, numerous clinics, research laboratories, and UC Hastings College of Law. Since 1948, we’ve prided ourselves on effectively representing UC workers while relentlessly fighting to provide social justice and economic opportunity not just to UC workers, but to the greater public that we serve.

We are a member-driven union with rank-and-file leadership, dedicated to building a strong union to fight for our jobs, families, patients and students.

Job Title: Accountant
Location: Oakland, CA
Job Classification: Full time permanent, Union, Non-Exempt

The Finance Department is seeking an Accountant that will have direct responsibility for ensuring the accuracy and compliance of all accounting transactions. They will contribute to many of the various aspects and levels of accounting support services including: general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, billing, collections, cash receipts, payroll, maintaining support documentation,employee expense reimbursements, produce and review various accounting and financial reports. This position is in the staff union and reports to the Finance Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting all accounting functions
  • Assist in month end closing, day to day accounting operations, account reconciliations for general ledger accounts, reconcile accounts, and analyses
  • Accurately prepare journal entries
  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements including consolidations and financial reporting
  • Perform monthly reconciliations of balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Updates, posts and/or reconciles fixed assets worksheet.
  • Updates, posts and/or reconciles prepaid schedules.
  • Reconciles and/or reviews accounts receivable
  • Review and pay accounts payable and expense reports/reconcile expenses
  • Completes a timely and accurate month end close.
  • Works on a variety of financial projects as assigned.
  • Assist with year-end closings and preparation of the audit process.
  • Assist with the budget process
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Finance Manager
  • Comply with AFSCME Local 3299 Policies and Procedures passed by the Executive Board and/or other AFSCME 3299 leadership

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant accounting experience required
  • Experience with Tenrox, ADP payroll system a plus. QuickBooks experience required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including an excellent working knowledge of Excel.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet, professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive, diligent and reliable to meet deadlines.
  • Highly responsible and reliable with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, but also as part of a team when needed.
  • Salary is competitive. Excellent benefits include: medical, dental, vision, cell phone, transit allowance and educational reimbursement.

Physical Requirements (as required by ADA):

  • Prolonged sitting and working with computers. Repetitive motions use of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Be able to lift 20 pounds or more.

Women, Veterans, People of Color, and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter and résumé to Fola Sawyerr at: fsawyerr@afscme3299.org, with the subject line “Applying for Accountant”.

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