SEIU Local 521

SEIU Local 521

Director of Finance

Based in San Jose, CA


SEIU Local 521 was founded in 2007 when 5 local unions came together in the Bay Area, Central Coast and Central Valley to form one larger, more powerful union. Together our members are building a true 21st century union fighting to empower and improve the lives of our members. We represent over 50,000 public service workers in cities, counties, courts, schools, private non-profits, special districts, and public health care.

AT SEIU LOCAL 521: Our mission is to provide our members with a voice in the workplace, in their union and in the larger community. Through our actions, we intend to create a more just and humane society. We are committed to protecting and improving the lives of workers and their families. We will work to improve and protect the services we provide to our communities. We believe that by working together as a united front, we can win better contracts and build industry power in our region.

The Finance Director is a senior management position, responsible for overseeing finance, accounting and the dues/membership system of the union. This role supervises a staff of 8 and works with other departments to ensure the union's financial practices and member data reflect SEIU Local 521’s mission and goals and comply with local, state and federal regulations.


  • Manage all financial operations of the union, including accounts payable and receivable, payroll, budgeting, and reporting and member management.
  • In consultation with the senior leadership team, develop, manage and report on the union’s annual budget.
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are recorded accurately and in compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and union policies.
  • Coordinate and refine member data processing systems and procedures.
  • Produce accurate and timely financial reports, including income statements, budget documents, balance sheets, and cash flow statements, for union leadership and members.
  • Develop and maintain financial policies and procedures for the union, and ensure they are followed by staff and members.
  • Provide financial guidance to the union's leadership team, including the President, Treasurer, and Executive Board.
  • Manage the union's investments, including monitoring investment performance and ensuring compliance with investment policies.
  • Oversee the union's audit process, including managing the relationship with the independent auditor, providing documentation, and ensuring that audit findings are addressed.
  • Work with external vendors and service providers, such as banks, insurance providers, and accounting firms, to ensure that the union's financial needs are met.


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or a related field. Experience in lieu of degree is acceptable.
  • 8-10 + years of experience in financial management, budgeting and forecasting, preferably in a union or non-profit organization.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the mission of SEIU.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices, and experience with financial software and systems.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve financial issues as well as develop creative solutions.
  • Experience building and leading teams and developing staff.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate financial information to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Willingness to collaborate across multiple departments throughout the organization and complete cross- functional projects.

JOB DEMANDS: Salaried position, long and irregular hours, frequent travel, and overnight stays; occasional participation in special campaigns that require longer term travel and overnight stays; must have a driver’s license and a vehicle.

REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of SEIU Local 521. Must possess a valid California driver’s license; must pass a DMV check and have a good driving record; must have auto insurance that covers business driving (minimum of $100,000 per person/$300,000 per incident bodily injury liability/$100,000 property coverage); and must possess an automobile for business use.

Salary commensurate with experience Compensation $130,000 - $140,00 annually.
SEIU Local 521 employees enjoy top notch benefits including fully employer-paid family health, dental and vision
insurance; a generous leave package; fully employer-paid defined benefit pension plan; 401(K); flexible savings accounts for annual health and childcare expenses; $200,000 life insurance plan; and other benefits outlined in the policies of SEIU 521.

TO APPLY: https://seiulocal521.bamboohr.com/careers/59

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

Local 521 is an affirmative action employer and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. Local 521 works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

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