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Bookkeeper 1

District Council 36
Posting Date:
October 14, 2022

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (AFSCME) is the country’s largest public employees’ union.  AFSCME is the largest affiliate of the national AFL-CIO, with more than 3,400 local unions and 58 council and affiliates in 46 states the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. AFSCME is the fastest growing union in the United States and is committed to achieving employee dignity and improving the working conditions for working men and women throughout this country.

AFSCME Local Unions in Southern California are joined together in AFSCME District Council 36 to provide professional field representation, coordinated contract campaigns, political action and organizing. The Local Unions affiliated with AFSCME District Council 36 represent more than 25,000 public sector workers in 60+ Local Unions. Members in affiliated Local Unions work for county governments, cities, courts, school districts, special governmental districts, and transportation agencies.

This position, assigned duties, and salary are geared towards an entry level accounting candidate.

Job Duties:

The employee will work under the title of Bookkeeper I, with the primary duties focused on accounts payable.

  • Keep accurate financial records for the Union.
  • Pay all bills to approved vendors.
  • Deposit all monies in the name of and to the credit of the Union into the banks and depositories designated by the Union.
  • Assist with calculation the International Union per capita tax and local union rebates
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations on all Union accounts.
  • Audit expense reports of officers, employees, and members.
  • Maintain staff leave balances on calendars
  • Assist with the preparation of requested reports and schedules for the annual CPA audits.
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Work at the direction of the Controller and Executive Director.
  • Must maintain current knowledge of all law and financial practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Associates Degree in accounting, certificate in accounting, or equivalent experience.   
  • Experience with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office suite with emphasis on Excel. 
  • Must be trustworthy, have strong communication and customer service skills.
  • The ability to plan and prioritize effectively, to manage multiple projects and to meet competing demands and deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are required with a keen attention to detail.

We offer a salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.

To Apply:

Email résumé and references to: Attn: AFSCME DC 36 Hiring Committee at BusOffice with BOOKKEEPER I in the subject line.