Working America

Working America

Administrative and Accounting Assistant

Based in Washington, DC


Job Title: Administrative and Accounting Assistant (Fixed-Term)

Working America is the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO. With 3.5 million members, Working America recruits and mobilizes people who do not have a union on the job in support of working families’ issues.

The Administrative and Accounting Assistant is responsible for assisting management in the operations and accounting functions of the organization. This position is responsible for assisting the Finance Department with the day-to-day operations and accounting functions of the office. In addition, the position serves as a liaison to all field office personnel and operations of field offices for accounting management.

This position is fixed-term with an expected end date of December 16, 2022.

Reports to: Director of Finance


  • Provide general administrative support to Finance Department, including but not limited to: answering telephone calls and transcribing messages; data entry and filing; ordering office supplies; assisting with receipt reconciliations; processing incoming and outgoing mail as needed; preparing sensitive information for digital scanning, archiving and filing; handling donation requests;
  • Support the Director of Finance in accounting tasks and audits as needed;
  • Coordinate with Headquarters and Field staff for incomplete or missing data relating to accounting documentation;
  • Assist with project assignments related to audits, expense reconciliations, campaign finance/legislative reporting and compliance, multi-state charitable registrations, business and tax registrations, among other things;
  • Support project management including preparation of documents and follow-up on timeliness and deliverables;
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


  • A bachelor degree with emphasis in accounting desirable or equivalent experience required;
  • Experience working in an administrative and or accounting capacity preferred;
  • Non-profit experience desirable;
  • Experience working for or within a union environment preferred;
  • Detail oriented and organized;
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;
  • Experience working with Accounting Software, Quickbooks preferred.


  • Washington, DC

Position Type:

  • Full-time/Fixed-Term
  • FLSA classification: Non-exempt

Starting salary is $51,100. Includes medical insurance and 401(k) with employer contribution.

Working America is an equal opportunity employer. Working America is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, LGBTQIA and other non-conforming individuals, and individuals with disabilities.

To Apply:
Please visit www.workingamerica.org/jobs and apply through our portal or email a résumé and cover letter to: work@workingamerica.org.

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