American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Field Auditor I
Auditing Department

Based in Washington, DC


Field Auditor I
Auditing Department
Location: HQ – Washington, DC
Starting Salary: $77,637

This position provides assistance with financial and auditing services to all affiliates as well as assistance to field auditors and management at AFSCME's headquarters offices. Conducts field audits of affiliates which consist of a review of revenue and expenses to ensure financial activities are in compliance with the AFSCME Constitution and Financial Standards Code.  Prepares financial reports on findings and recommendations. Additional duties include:


  • Responds to inquiries from affiliates requesting assistance or information on a number of accounting and financial matters.  Provides information on routine matters by phone wherever possible.
  • Assists affiliates with questions from the Internal Revenue Service and/or the Department of Labor.
  • Processes bonding claims on behalf of affiliates that have experienced covered losses.  Coordinates the claims with the affiliate and the bonding agent from initial notice until claim is closed.
  • As requested, conducts training courses to instruct affiliate secretary-treasurers in how to set-up, maintain and monitor local union financial record keeping.  Makes slight modifications in course materials to provide appropriate examples and illustrations for target audience.
  • Assists other field auditing staff in their review of affiliate financial records.  This includes reviewing the accounting procedures and records, noting discrepancies and summarizing these for the field auditor's review. May participate in high priority projects related to accounting, pensions, conventions, organizing campaigns or others that further the mission of the International Union.
  • Assists with special short-term projects dealing with Financial Services’ departmental operations.  These may involve internal audits of various activities to ensure proper compliance with established procedures.
  • May coordinate the annual informational mailing to affiliates apprising them of current IRS filing requirements of IRS Forms 990/990-EZ/990-N.
  • Audits surety bond and affiliate annual financial reports and generates letters with recommendations for corrective action.  Prepares delinquency listings for affiliates that have not submitted surety bond and affiliate financial reports.
  • Assists in the implementation of International sponsored accounting and administrative programs which convert manual systems to automated systems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in accounting and auditing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  


  • Up to five years of work experience in an auditing or accounting environment performing tasks which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Knowledge of forensic auditing and accounting practices and principles, and appropriate reporting requirements of financial statements.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and compare financial data and identify data anomalies.
  • Ability to conduct research and make logical, reliable, and sound financial conclusion and to make appropriate auditing judgments.  
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and complete assignments under pressure to meet tight schedules.  
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite with a concentration in Excel.  
  • Ability to use databases and financial application software. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. 
  • Knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation to proofread and compose correspondence.  
  • Extended hours and some travel may be required.    

INTERVIEWERS:  Karen Tyler, Selma Golding-Forrester and Human Resources

To Apply:
Please submit résumé and cover letter to: recruiting@afscme.org.

Posting Date:  October 7, 2021

AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate against an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

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