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Financial Controller



Accounting & Finance
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2023


The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is the country’s largest public employees’ union. AFSCME is the largest affiliate of the national AFL-CIO, with more than 1.3 million members and an overall representation of more than 1.8 million public employees 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 workers 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.

Job Description

The Executive Board shall hire a full-time Financial Controller to manage the financial affairs of the Council. The Controller shall have no less than a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, banking, or other finance related area of study, and a minimum of 2- 3 years of experience in handling financial affairs of similar organizations to the Council. The Controller shall report directly to the Executive Board, receive administrative direction in coordination with the Treasurer and shall be managed by the Executive Director in accordance with the AFSCME Financial Standards Code, AFSCME International and Council Constitutions, and all other legal requirements.

This assignment is for the Los Angeles area located in Vernon, CA. area servicing various AFSCME 36 Public and Private Sector affiliates as assigned.

Job Duties

  • Receive and receipt all monies of the Council;
  • Maintain all accounts in the name of the Council including all other documents and papers pertaining to the financial affairs of the Council;
  • In the name of the Council, deposit all funds to the Council’s possession in a bank or banks approved by the Executive Board and insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC);
  • Ensure that funds deposited in the Council’s accounts shall be withdrawn only by check and only as approved by the Executive Board;
  • Prepare checks for the payment of liabilities of the Council which have been approved in writing by authorized persons and which are for the purposes authorized by this Constitution or the Executive Board or Convention of the Council;
  • At the Treasurer’s direction, provide any information, or prepare any reports necessary for the Treasurer to fulfill the functions of that office as set forth in this Constitution.
  • Immediately report to the Executive Director any expenditures that may have been without proper authorization; and
  • Facilitate obtaining and maintaining a surety bond at the expense of the Council, through the International Union, in an amount to be determined by the Executive Board, which amount shall be not less than required by the AFSCME International Constitution and applicable law.


  • MBA or CPA strongly recommended
  • Experience in consolidated financial reporting and analysis
  • Experience in overseeing Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable
  • Experience with accounting software products such as QuickBooks, Microsoft Office suite with emphasis on Excel proficiency
  • Must be trustworthy, have effective communication and customer service skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organization skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Detail and deadline oriented
  • A team player

Salary Range

Competitive salary and benefits.

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AFSCME District Council 36 3375 E Slauson Ave

Vernon, California 90058 ATTN: Executive Director

Email: BusOffice@AFSCME36.org

AFSCME District Council 36 is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.