SEIU Local 521

SEIU Local 521

Accounts Payable Specialist

Based in California


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.

Accounts Payable To perform finance administrative duties in the area of accounts payable. Non-supervisory position. Works under general supervision on specific assignments. Work is Subject to review upon completion.

RESPONSIBILITIES: All duties listed are required but not limited to and may or may not be continuously performed or ongoing at any specific time

  • Verify and assure approval process is followed prior to payment processing.
  • Process and record all invoices and disbursements throughout the month at scheduled intervals and as needed.
  • Assure document retention according to organizational policy.
  • Verify accuracy of credit card reconciliation, obtain necessary approval from authorized personnel to reconcile accounts and process credit card payments, as established via organizational processes.
  • Perform necessary steps to set up and maintain direct bill/direct pay accounts, according to appropriate governing authority’s guidelines.
  • Perform minor analysis as requested.
  • Verify 1099 vendors, print 1099 documents, and send out the appropriate copies to all vendors and federal organization.


  • Requires communication skills equivalent to an A.A. degree in business and one year to three years of work experience in an accounting department environment. Must be familiar with automated systems. Excellent word processing skills, Excel skills and the ability to deal comfortably with numbers and complex spreadsheets are also required.
  • Works on problems of moderate scope and complexity. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Contacts are regular with management, members, vendors, employees, and non-management personnel.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 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.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: $ 22.40-$27.25. Pay to commensurate with experience. 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://www.seiu521.org/who-we-are/work-with-us/

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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