• Accounts Receivable Accountant

    Job Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/18/2018 4:06 PM)
  • Overview


    SEIU (Service Employees International Union)


    Job Title:   Accounts Receivable Accountant             Grade:  PS-1  Annual Pay : $60,992.13/YR

    Location:  Washington, DC



    This position is responsible for depositing receipts as part of a team that maintains the incoming funds of SEIU-controlled entities. The accounts receivable team is tasked with implementing the highest level of data integrity, operation efficiencies and process management. This role is also responsible for supporting the coding of transactions for Department of Labor LM-2 reporting. This role will be active in implementing policies that support the Union’s goals by providing ha highly effective financial operation.

    This position will be required to operate with a high level of discretion, judgment and integrity as a steward of member financial resources.


    Primary Responsibilities: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

    • Directly support the Accounts Receivable Manager in ensuring the timely and accurate maintenance of the accounts receivable ledgers of SEIU-controlled entities. 
    • Analyzes and reconciles accounts receivable ledgers on a regular basis as established by the Director of Treasury and the Accounts Receivable Manager. 
    • Prepares deposits and adjusting entries. 
    • Work with external support to reconcile accounts at month end and year end. 
    • Supports the monthly close of accounts receivable within two business days following the end of each month, and assists in ensuring that all necessary processes are completed to accurately close. 
    • Supports the annual close of accounts receivable within 15 business days following the end of the year, and assists in ensuring that all necessary processes are completed to accurately close. 
    • Prepares and executes all transactions in a way that ensures that generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), SEIU’s policies, IRS regulations and Department of Labor requirements are met.


    Direction and Decision Making:

    This position reports to the Accounts Receivable Manager.


     Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and Certified Public Accountant (CPA)



    Bachelor’s degree in an accounting-related field and six (6) years’ experience in accounting, preferably accounts receivable.

     Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Knowledge of US generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) 
    • Knowledge of US and District of Columbia laws and regulations regarding financial controls 
    • Ability to effectively use an enterprise resource planning (ERP) program to analyze, reconcile and process accounting transactions 
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with SEIU managers and administrative staff as well as external related parties, in both written and oral presentations 
    • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and effectively organize work in a changing environment 
    • Ability to maintain a flexible attitude and approach toward assignments and actively engage other in building teams 
    • Knowledge of complex financial metrics, accounting principles and processes 
    • Ability to structure and analyze complex financial reports 
    • Ability to think critically and analytically in linking financial data to qualitative information 
    • Ability to calculate standard financial rations (current, liquidity, turnover, etc.) 
    • Ability to communicate sensitive information to principals 
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software – Excel and Word


    Tests and Certifications:

    Microsoft Excel (Intermediate level required; expert preferred)


    Physical Requirements:

    Work is generally performed in an office setting. Long and extended hours and travel may be required

    (up to 15%).

    Probationary Period:  36 weeks


    Application Requirements:


    A resume is required for all applications and a cover letter is highly suggested. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan. 




    SEIU staff enjoy top notch benefits including comprehensive health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, competitive salaries, generous holidays and vacation policies, and both a pension plan and a 401(K) Plan.


    This position is part of a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and as such the incumbent is bound by the language of said agreement and party to all benefits, dues and requirements associated with being a member of a union and the (CBA).

    SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Relocation costs are not covered by SEIU.


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