Controller - Office Administrator

IBEW LOCAL 1547   Anchorage, AK   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on June 2, 2022

IBEW Local Union 1547

Salary: DOE plus a generous benefit package

Job Description:

IBEW Local Union 1547 is a non-profit electrical union that covers the entire State of Alaska. The Controller is responsible for all the financial needs of the Local. The position of Controller/Office Administrator is a full time position that reports directly to the Business Manager of IBEW Local Union 1547. The following information is intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed for this position, and is not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • The development of accounting policies, procedures, and internal control measures to ensure adequate protection of all assets
  • Reviewing financial information with the Business Manager
  • Provide technical financial advice and direction to management and staff
  • Perform financial analysis as requested
  • Maintaining financial records, systems, and accounts
  • Preparation of annual budget
  • Complying with federal, state, and local requirements related to financial reporting
  • Responsible for month-end processes and issuing timely monthly managerial reporting
  • Managing accounts payable, payroll, and general ledger accounting.
  • Coordinating, supervising and preparing audit work papers
  • Supervise accounting and administrative staff of 7
  • Working with the staff on dues issues for over 4,000 active members
  • Managing the statewide filing systems, including electronic filing
  • Working with the investment advisors of all funds
  • Working with the IT firm that supports the Local’s computer network statewide • Working with our property manager to lease our available space
  • Working with our property manager to ensure all the needs of our buildings, statewide, are met
  • Working with our insurance providers to ensure adequate insurance coverage
  • Managing Trustee for the company 401K Plan

Required qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of current GAAP accounting and reporting 
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word and Excel 
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret contracts 
  • Ability to recognize and solve problems independently
  • Ability to lead and supervise staff
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships
  • Innovative thinker
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to extract information from relational databases
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Preferred qualifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant preferred
  • Previous work experience with a labor union
  • Previous experience with DOL reporting, audits, LM-2’s
  • Working knowledge of Sage 100
  • OR, working knowledge of mid-level accounting software


  • Health & Welfare • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Money Purchase Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Legal benefits
  • Paid time off