Accounting Associate
SEIU United Healthcare Workers - West - Los Angeles, CA

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Reports
to: Assistant Director of Finance

Position:
Accounting Associate


Location:
Los Angeles


Classification:
Full-time, Non-Exempt


Position Summary :

In coordination with other members of the
Accounting Department, the Accounting Associate is responsible for ensuring the
timely and accurate processing of reimbursements, credit cards, pre-paid bank
cards and urgent requests. Maintains and collects detailed record, reviews and
update information as needed into system databases, and verify data for
accuracy and completeness. Under general supervision, the associate may perform
more difficult and complex bookkeeping work and prepares financial information
according to established guidelines and procedures. Decide on certain
operational process under his/her level of responsibility or request advice
from Accountants and/or other supervisors. Maintaining accurate financial
records and preparing clear and accurate reports for informational, auditing
and operational use

Essential Job Functions :
  • Process expense reimbursements for staff and lost timers
  • Prepare manual payroll and non-payroll checks. Answer questions from lost time members,
    AA's and other staff regarding pay checks or other payments on a needed basis.
  • Code invoices,post and process payments for some major direct billing accounts.
  • Perform A/P data entry, review reports, run checks, secure signatures, distribute
    checks and file all documentation.
  • Process payments requests from UHW Caucus officers for their events and activities
  • Process payment of the monthly cell phone bill (corporate account)
  • Set up new direct billing accounts and update information on these accounts, including
    list of authorized users.
  • Process credit card authorizations to pay for meeting rooms, member events and other
    charges, as requested by Divisions/Departments.
  • Request Certificates of Insurance from broker as needed by Divisions/Departments.
  • Prepare journal entries and submit to Accountants for approval and posting.
  • Prepare and submit certain Acct. Receivables invoices; maintains supporting
    documentation.
  • Journalize monthly transactions for political accounts (PIC & PAC).
  • Post Pre-tax Spending Plan transactions and reconcile the related liability account.
  • Reconcile some of the UHW credit cards, as assigned
  • Respond to requests for verification of employment, garnishments (IRS, FTB, counties,
    etc.)
  • Prepare cash deposits as needed, and take to the bank (store, refunds, etc.)
  • Set up direct deposit service (Expenses) for lost timers, members and consultants
  • Post and reconcile prepaid bank’s cards (petty cash) used on union events and other
    activities
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
  • Excellent punctuality and attendance.
  • Ability to work under deadlines, perform multiple tasks and to prioritize tasks in a
    fast pace environment and to communicate effectively with a diverse group of
    members, staff and vendors.
  • Basic formal training in accounting practices and procedures; understanding of double
    entry bookkeeping including journal entries, credit, debit and memo
    adjustments.
  • Knowledge of general accepted accounting principles and internal controls.
  • Minimum two years’ experience processing accounts payable/receivable cycle or a similar
    position, at least one year experience on payroll or employee benefits
    processing.
  • At least one-year experience using Solomon or comparable computerized accounting
    software in a medium to large organizational environment.
  • Capacity to perform basic and routine mathematical calculations (addition, subtraction,
    multiplication, division and percentages)
  • Strong skills on the use of MS-Office applications including Excel, Word, Access and
    Outlook. Some experience on Power Point and One Note is desirable.
  • Exceptional organizational, prioritization and follow through skills; ability to manage
    large volume of data and paperwork in an organized, detailed and accurate
    manner.
  • Strong customer service skills with keen attention to detail and a high level of responsiveness
    to requests as required.
  • Ability to work independently as part of a team and to exercise good judgment to solve
    job related problems and under general guidelines exercise some decision-making in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Understanding and commitment to the mission of SEIU UHW – West.

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to sit at a computer for extended periods.
  • Able to lift up to ten pounds.
  • Able to bend and stoop.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move boxes with documents
    weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally travel out of town.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be
performed. Duties will vary depending on whether the Accounting Associate is assigned to an
accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll or other functions.

Compensation

SEIU-UHW offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefit package.

Application

SEIU is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. Please submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources at recruiter@seiu-uhw.org and reference “Accounting Associate” in the subject line.

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