SEIU Local 503

SEIU Local 503

Finance Controller

Based in Salem, OR

SEIU 503 is a union of 72,000 public workers, care providers, and non-profit employees in Oregon. We envision a just and vibrant society where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and where all workers can provide for themselves and their families.

Job Opening: September/October

Finance Controller – Salem Oregon

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION: With shared vision and purpose, we will drive organizational change and effectiveness through a focus on staff and team development, accountability, and equity and inclusion.

The Controller will oversee all financial and accounting functions for the Union. They will be responsible for budget management, financial analysis, payroll, forecasting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and financial reporting. A successful candidate will have a hands-on approach, be a team player, and will be committed to developing and maintaining sound financial operations within the Union.


  • Monitor all financial performance of the organization
  • Compile and analyze monthly financial reports
  • Oversee accounts payable/receivable
  • Prepare monthly and annual operating budgets
  • Works closely with HR team to process payroll functions
  • Work with the finance team to implement new technology systems and related business practices
  • Develop and manage financial controls in accordance with the organization’s procedures
  • Manage financial relationships with outside vendors and consultants
  • Provide direct supervision. Coach, motivate, and develop staff to meet department and organization needs and objectives
  • Work with outside auditors and consultants to maintain federal and state reporting and audits.
  • Direct the maintaining of accurate property records on all purchases of land, building and equipment, and processing of annual depreciation. Direct the preparation and filing of annual real and personal property tax reports
  • Maintain open communication for a positive and effective work culture
  • Participate as part of the Administration Team of the Union in organization-wide activities, strategic planning, achievement of programmatic goals, restructuring discussions, and any other managerial or organizational duties, as assigned
  • Participate in union-wide membership drives, political campaigns and other field activities as assigned which may include worksite visits, phone banking, house visits, door-to-door canvassing and literature drops

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: CPA or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in highly complex fiscal activity including budget preparation and analysis, financial statement preparation, cash flow projections. Knowledge of accounting principles, audit standards, tax and personnel laws. Ability to work effectively with department heads and other employees. Experience in filing payroll tax reports and property tax returns. Experience in supervision with excellent communication skills. Experience with multiple accounting software systems.

In-depth knowledge of accounting and auditing standards to recommend and implement internal control procedures. Ability to analyze problems and prioritize projects. Ability to train, supervise, and evaluate the work of others, and work with persons unfamiliar with proper accounting procedures. Ability to handle confidential personnel issues. Ability to communicate effectively and work independently under general guidelines. Knowledge of MAS90 accounting systems, EXCEL software, and Word Processing, with ability to adapt to developing technologies.

Pay and Benefits: Positions provide comprehensive fully paid health, dental and vision benefits for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, generous holiday and vacation policies, a monthly car and cell phone allowance, and a 15% employer-paid defined contribution 401K. Compensation range is based on experience, $70,380-$93,744 annually.

Hiring: We are committed to hiring staff who reflect our membership and model the unity and equity that we seek to create in Oregon communities. Women, LGBTQ, people of color, and immigrants strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Submit your cover letter describing your interest and a résumé in one attachment (PDF preferred) by e-mail to: mooreb@seiu503.org.

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