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Job Summary

The Union Accountant is responsible for interpreting the provisions of labor agreements and ensuring compliance to contract terms while calculating and remitting benefit contributions and union dues to unions and union funds for union associates. This includes determining benefit eligibility for each associate each month, preparing and remitting monthly union benefit payments and supporting documents based on labor agreements and payroll data. They are also responsible for ensuring Union Dues balance sheet accounts reflect the correct balances and are reviewed and reconciled monthly. The Union Accountant provides customer service and acts as a liaison between internal and external customers to resolve discrepancies, provide training, and ensure timely and accurate payments.

Job Duties:

  • Preparing Union Dues balance sheet account reconciliations monthly which must meet the Compass Group FAS-3100 Standards.
  • Documenting explanations for each Union Dues account balance within the Accountant’s Balance Sheet (ABS) database monthly to ensure the validity of the balances.
  • Creating journal entries to clear or write-off identified variances in Union Dues balance sheet account.
  • Auditing all union associates for deductions, deduction amounts, payroll coding and hire and/or termination dates on a monthly basis to ensure compliance with contract terms.
  • Maintaining current vendor information and new union operations in the Multi Employer Pension Plan (MEPP) database.
  •  Research automated discrepancy reports to determine the root cause for the discrepancy and make the appropriate.
  • Preparing Accounts Payable payment uploads and creating manual AP documents in SAP.
  • Review and interpret Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) to determine which associates are covered by the union agreement, the union dues rates, etc.
  • Research the root cause for inaccurate union dues payroll deductions and act as a liason between the operation, Union, Labor Relations Department, and Union Payroll Department to have inaccurate deductions corrected.
  • Provide adhoc reports to operations and Unions for discrepancy reporting.
  • Creating, updating and maintaining the Union Accounting - Standard Operating Procedures
  • Contacting and working with the field and/or Labor Relations Managers regarding operations with new union employee headcount in an effort to centralize their benefit payments
  • Reviewing previously active union operations with no current union or fund payment activity.
  • Accruing benefit expenses for seasonal operations that suspend payments during closed periods for laid off associates who have year round coverage.
  • Researching and explaining variances when a material discrepancy exists between accrued union benefit expenses posted by the operations and actual union benefit expenses paid by the Labor Relations Analyst.
  • Accruing for new unit benefit payments prior to first month of actual payment.


  • Two year Business degree required
  • Two year Accounts Payable experience
  • Proficient in Excel and a working knowledge of Access
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work continuously with tight deadlines
  • Exceptional customer service skills and “can-do” attitude

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Req ID:  227390

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