American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Accounting Manager
Accounting Department

Based in Washington, DC


Accounting Manager
Accounting Department

Location: Washington, DC
Management: Grade 6
Starting Salary: $101,757

This position supervises the day-to-day operations of the Accounts Payable section in the Accounting Department and must be capable of making sound independent judgment in the application of accounting principles and procedures, with a focus on ensuring the timely and accurate delivery of financial statements, reports, and analyses. Under the direction of the Associate and Assistant Director, the Manager coordinates, directs and manages projects and assists with the design, implementation, and training for new accounting systems.


  • Manages and directs the operations of one or more sections as assigned. Meets regularly with team to review operations, set work goals, plan activities, and determine status.
  • Ensures accurate and timely presentation of recurring financial statements, reports, and analyses to all stakeholders and develops systems for monitoring completion of tasks in assigned sections.
  • Reviews and approves account coding and descriptions for purchase orders and other disbursements.
  • Possesses familiarity with adjusting disbursement information to correct reporting period for GAAP purposes.
  • Reviews and approves monthly and annual journal entries and accruals; works with outside auditors during year end audit.
  • Supervises the production of various schedules for the external auditors. Clarifies information and answers questions raised during the audit.
  • Supervises the production of reports for filing with agencies such as IRS, DOL, FEC and State and Local Revenue Departments.
  • Works closely with senior management during the design, planning, installation, training, and documentation of new accounting systems. Provides feedback to management on potential problems and their resolution and gives updates on progress toward completion.
  • Performs analyses of financial data and prepares schedules, worksheets, charts and ad hoc reports. Presents results and conclusions of such analyses.
  • Regularly apprises the Associate/Assistant Director of all major activities occurring within the areas of assigned responsibility and confers on status of projects and progress toward meeting agreed upon deadlines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a degree in accounting and additional course work in information systems management.
  • A CPA certificate, with graduate studies in accounting is desirable.
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a senior accountant with at least two years as a supervisor or any combination of education and experience that would provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities will also be considered.


  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with automated accounting systems including general ledger maintenance, financial reporting, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, budgeting, travel expense, taxes, and financial audits.
  • Thorough knowledge of and demonstrated experience with system design and implementation, and utilization of automated accounting and reporting systems.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations necessary to ensure compliance with agency requirements. Federal and state agencies include IRS, DOL, FEC, State Department of Tax and Revenue.
  • Experience using automated systems for analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Ability to manage, plan, implement, and complete multiple projects.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of accounting staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Proficiency in the use of a variety of software tools for financial analysis.

Travel and work hours:

  • Occasional travel and extended work hours may be required.

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

Posting Date: November 4, 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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