Amalgamated Transit Union

Amalgamated Transit Union


Accounting Assistant

Based in Silver Spring, MD


Job Title: Accounting Assistant
Job Grade: Grade 7

The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), an International Union headquartered on the site of the ATU-Training and Education Center’s (ATU-TEC) Tommy Douglas Conference Center, has an immediate opening for an Accounting Assistant, Grade 7 position. The position is located on ATU-TEC’s 45-acre campus at 10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20903.

Founded in 1892, the ATU is comprised of more than 200,000 members, including: metropolitan, interstate, and school bus drivers; paratransit, light rail, subway, streetcar, and ferry boat operators; mechanics and other maintenance workers; station agents, clerks, baggage handlers, municipal employees and others. ATU has more than 250 Locals in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and nine (9) Canadian provinces.

The ATU’s leadership, led by its International President, also includes its International Secretary Treasurer and International Executive Vice President as well as the ATU General Executive Board, which is comprised of 18 International Vice Presidents. ATU-TEC’s Tommy Douglas Conference Center is a state-of-the-art conference and training center, which provides food services in conjunction with its capacity to host 650 people in its ballroom and includes 150 quality hotel rooms for overnight guests.

Please see job description, duties, responsibilities and required skills listed below.

The incumbent of this position assists the Controller and should have some college level intermediate accounting. The duties include reconciling U.S. and Canadian bank accounts, investments and pension funds; entering general journal entries, entering and posting daily bank transactions, coding time reports, creating financial reports, processing the wireless phone and Credit Card bills.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Record investment activity for general fund and pension fund portfolios and reconcile to statements and general ledger
  • Entering recurring journal entries
  • Enter and post daily bank transactions
  • Code and enter weekly time reports
  • Review and process air fare charges
  • Review and process wireless phone charges
  • Assists in the registry department on an “as needed” basis
  • Prepare fixed assets and miscellaneous schedules for six-month audit
  • Record Jerry Fund and Disaster Relief Fund receipts and disbursements
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills Required:

  • Computer spreadsheet skills
  • Strong knowledge of debits/credits and basic accounting
  • Strong reconciliation skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to make routine decisions
  • Ability to converse with vendors

To Apply:
Email your résumé and three relevant professional references to Salma Yousefi at syousefi@atu.org. No telephone calls please.

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