AFSCME Council 28, Washington Federation of State Employees

AFSCME Council 28
Washington Federation of State Employees

Accounting Specialist

Based in Olympia, WA


Who We Are:
The Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) has a long history of fighting for workers’ rights and employee benefits while tackling social justice issues with passion and energy. The WFSE, Council 28 has been operating in the state capital for over 78 years and our staff fight for fairness and equality as well as ensuring the hard-working people of state government, higher education institutions, and public service workers get better pay, better health care, better retirement, and a healthy work environment. There’s more to accomplish, and with the right personnel, we believe we can accomplish it. Come join our team and be a part of a larger mission that will make an impact for years to come. Learn more about who we are at: wfse.org.

What We’re Looking For:
The Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is recruiting to fill an Accounting Specialist position located in the Olympia, WA. Reporting to the Director of Finance, this position is responsible for accounting functions related to accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll or other areas as directed.

Additional duties include:

  • Processes payroll, accounts payable, and member & staff expense reimbursements.
  • Process all per capita payments to AFSCME, Locals and CLC’s.
  • Maintain relationships with payroll offices, members and staff.
  • Reconciles accounts and adjusts irregularities.
  • Performs special projects requiring extensive research, interpretation, or auditing of payroll data.
  • May provide clerical assistance as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years professional accounting experience including accounts receivable, payable and ADP payroll processing.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs and 10-key typing.
  • Excellent analytics and data reporting skills.
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a labor union.

Special Note:
As a condition of employment, candidates who accept a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19. Additionally, it is expected that selected candidates live within commuting distance of their assigned work location. This position is overtime eligible and may be required to work some weekends. Benefits include annual and sick leave, medical/dental, life, and long term disability insurance, and holidays. Salary range is $68,845 to $79,267 and will be determined commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:
To be considered for this position(s), applicants must submit a résumé, letter of interest, and at least three (3) professional references to: resumes@wfse.org. Your letter of interest should clearly explain how your experience, training, and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.

This position is open until filled; however, the hiring authority may conduct interviews as soon as qualified candidates apply. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible.

The Washington Federation of State Employees is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and equal access in a non-discriminatory manner to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any real or perceived sensory, mental, or physical disability.

Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or for an alternative format may contact the Interim Executive Director, Kurt Spiegel at (360) 352-7603 or kurts@wfse.org. Persons of disability or those who are deaf or hard of hearing can call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. The WFSE complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the Federal Form I-9. The selected candidate must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States consistent with the requirements of that form on the first day of employment.

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