Assistant Director Finance Audits

Based in Washington, DC


Job Category: Non-Bargaining Salary
Requisition Number: ASSIS002905
Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington | DC | 20036 | USA

JOB TITLE: Assistant Director Finance Audits
GRADE/ SALARY: MGT F1/ $126,543.74
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

We are the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a union of about 2 million diverse members in healthcare, the public sector, and property services. We believe in and fight for our Vision for a Just Society: where all workers are valued and all people respected—no matter where we come from or what color we are; where all families and communities can thrive; and where we leave a better and more equitable world for generations to come. We are an anti-racist union determined to check corporate power and uproot structural racism through unions—worker power and collective action—and government—legislative and political action. We fight for Unions for All and a Government that Works for All so that all of us, across race and place, can have power together in unions and participate fully in our democracy.

This position is responsible for overseeing per capita compliance audits of local unions every four years as well as lead our internal audit and compliance work at the International Union (IU). Through both internal and external audits, this role will review current policies and processes and inform possible policy and process revisions. As a Key finance role within the organization, this position must operate with a high level of discretion, judgment, communication, and integrity.

Primary Responsibilities: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

  • Under the direction of the Deputy CFO, manage the local union per capita audit process consisting of a review of membership and employer records, financial statements and books and records to ensure that locals’ financial activities are in compliance with the SEIU Constitution, other agreements between locals and the International and SEIU’s Ethics Policy. While this position will be responsible for performing many of the audits themselves, they will also be called on to manage the personnel or consultants assisting with the audit.
  • Serve as the main point of contact between the International and local unions about the audit process. Draft materials for distribution from the Secretary-Treasurer’s office to local unions about the audit process. Prepare detailed, well-written reports and analyses of audit findings and make recommendations to improve compliance and efficiency. Prepare summary presentations of the outcomes and typical results of the audits for SEIU officers. Inform process, procedure, and policy decisions related to the audits.
  • Assist the CFO with work to review and update SEIU’s per capita rebate programs and manage annual communication with locals about per capita rebates.
  • Apply knowledge of auditing and accounting practices and principles, to assist in the design and execution of operational audits to ensure adequacy and effectiveness of SEIU’s internal control environment, compliance with IU policies and procedures, and identify opportunities for process improvements and risk mitigation.
  • Prepare audit reports including the audit findings and appropriate corrective actions and recommendations for a variety of audiences, including follow-up and monitoring of the progress of action plans.
  • Responds to inquiries from affiliates requesting assistance and/or information on a number of accounting, financial, or compliance matters.
  • Demonstrate proficiency, curiosity, and a commitment to staying abreast of technological innovation to support financial services. Support locals and the Finance Department to become increasingly tech-savvy and efficient.
  • Assists with special short-term and long-term projects that support local unions and/or the International Union.
  • Assists the International Union with filings including but not limited to those required by the Department of Labor, IRS, District of Columbia, and Federal Elections Commission.
  • May be asked to support the Finance Department’s training program for local unions finance professionals and local union officers.
  • Maintain a searchable database and well-organized files of findings and support materials from local union per capita audits.
  • Performs other duties as required to support the Finance Department and its mission.

Include SEIU staff, affiliate officials and representatives, and other experts on accounting and auditing issues.

This position reports to the Deputy CFO.

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or finance, and at least three (3) years of experience in auditing and compliance. Professional certifications in Accounting or Auditing are preferred. SEIU will consider the experience in lieu of formal education. The ideal candidates have a combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:


  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), including theory, terminology, and methods of application.
  • Methods of preparing, evaluating, and interpreting financial statements and transactions.
  • Principles of implementing and maintaining internal controls.
  • Basic US tax code and IRS rules and DOL rules regarding labor unions/non- profits, or the ability to quickly learn it.


  • Conduct research and analyze complex and varied data sources. Interpret data to make logical, reliable, and sound financial conclusions and auditing judgments.
  • Collect, analyze, and compare financial data and identify data anomalies.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with SEIU officers and staff in writing and verbally. Ability to summarize program results succinctly in memos or PowerPoint presentations that visualize data effectively.
  • Multi-task, manage a variety of projects, establish priorities, and effectively organize work in a changing environment.
  • Manage consultants or other employees. Experience is preferred.
  • Maintain a flexible attitude and approach toward assignments and actively engage others in building teams.
  • Attend to detail.
  • Ability to think critically and analytically in linking financial data to qualitative information
  • Use Microsoft Office software – Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with standard ERP systems like NetSuite, QuickBooks, etc.

Advance Degree or certification like CPA or MBA preferred but not required

Work is performed in an office setting

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for either a) a certain medical condition(s); or b) on the basis of sincerely held strong religious beliefs and practices; c) as otherwise required by law.

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