Amalgamated Transit Union

Amalgamated Transit Union


Accounting Assistant
Grade 7

Based in Silver Spring, MD


Job Title: Accounting Assistant
Job Grade: Grade 7

The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) has an opening for Accounting Assistant to begin immediately. The ATU is the largest union representing transit workers in the United States and Canada.

The incumbent of this position assists the Controller and should have some college level intermediate accounting. The duties include reconciling U.S. and Canadian bank accounts, investments and pension funds; entering general journal entries, entering and posting daily bank transactions, coding time reports, creating financial reports, processing the wireless phone and Credit Card bills.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Record investment activity for general fund and pension fund portfolios and reconcile to statements and general ledger
  • Entering recurring journal entries
  • Enter and post daily bank transactions
  • Code and enter weekly time reports
  • Review and process air fare charges
  • Review and process wireless phone charges
  • Assists in the registry department on an “as needed” basis
  • Prepare fixed assets and miscellaneous schedules for six-month audit
  • Record Jerry Fund and Disaster Relief Fund receipts and disbursements
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills Required:

  • Computer spreadsheet skills
  • Strong knowledge of debits/credits and basic accounting
  • Strong reconciliation skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to make routine decisions
  • Ability to converse with vendors

The position has a starting hourly rate of $36.523. You will be compensated at the rate of one and one-half times your regular hourly rate of pay for hours worked over 7.5 hours per day or 37.5 hours per week, subject to deductions for taxes, other withholdings as required by law.

ATU provides medical, dental, vision and life insurance with no employee premiums; a defined-benefit pension plan with no employee contributions; a 401(k) savings plan; and paid vacation and sick leave.

To Apply:
Email your résumé and three relevant professional references to careers@atu.org. No telephone calls please.

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