Controller/Office Administrator

IBEW Local1547   Anchorage, AK   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on May 2, 2022

Salary: DOE plus a generous benefits 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:

•    Must be a Certified Public Accountant

•    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:

•    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