Workers United Pennsylvania Joint Board, an SEIU affiliate

Workers United Pennsylvania Joint Board
an SEIU affiliate


Based in Allentown, PA


The Pennsylvania Joint Board of Workers United, SEIU (PAJB) is looking for a Controller to join our team.

WHO WE ARE: The Pennsylvania Joint Board of Workers United, SEIU, (PAJB), represents approximately 5000 workers employed by 40 employers spanning from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Our membership is diverse, and includes garment workers, food service workers, distribution center workers, and industrial laundry workers.

Workers United has a deeply rooted history representing garment workers. We are the former International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union, which was created in 1900 to fight sweatshops and bring decent working conditions. The ILGWU was one the first U.S. unions to have a primarily female membership.

Today we still hold the values close from over 100 years ago; every worker deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. These are the same values share by our parent union, the Service Employee International Union, with over two million members in the United States and Canada and a leader in the fight for social justice.

LOCATION: Allentown, PA.

We are looking for a Controller to perform accounting, dues processing and oversee all financial procedures of our Union. As a Controller, you’ll monitor the Union’s financial status, review quarterly and annual budgets, manage accounting transactions, manage dues processing, and administer staff benefits. To be successful in this role, you should have in-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and experience with risk management. Ultimately, you’ll make sure we comply with accounting regulations, the administration of employee benefits, file annual reports, analyze income and expenses and provide information to the Manager and Executive Board.


  • Document, monitor and update accounting policies
  • Ensure all payments are completed on time (including accounts payable and bank deposits)
  • Review quarterly and annual budgets for all departments
  • Analyze costs and profits
  • Set and track financial KPIs
  • Report on financial status on a regular basis and create ad-hoc reports when needed
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date filing systems
  • Perform internal audits and assist with external audits
  • Ensure compliance with accounting and tax regulations
  • Administer staff benefits
  • Perform and oversee dues processing with specialized software


  • Work experience as a Controller or similar role
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and legislation
  • Hands-on experience with general ledger accounts payable and accounts receivable functions
  • Experience with cash management and risk assessment
  • Good knowledge of accounting software
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines
  • BSc or MSc in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA or CMA preferred

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary range: $75,000 – $85,000 depending on experience. Generous benefits package, including pension, and fully paid health insurance.

E-mail a cover letter and detailed résumé and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three (3) references to: jobs@pajbwu.org.

Indicate the position you are applying for on your cover letter

This position is open until filled; however, the posting/acceptance of applications may close at any time.

PA JB is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. We work to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforce policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

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