Company: The Salvation Army - Metro Division
Posted on: March 23, 2020
OverviewThe Senior Accountant I will respond in a timely manner
to the information needs of stakeholders (management, Corps
Officers, grantors, etc.) and is responsible for maintaining the
accuracy of ledgers, financial reporting, and budgeting for the
ledgers of assigned Corps/Units. The Senior Accountant I is also
responsible for accounting/reviewing of receipts, invoices,
journals and disbursements for all accounts of the assigned
Corps/Units. The Senior Accountant I will work with others to
increase efficiency and improve financial reporting and results.
This is a full time regular position with a work week expectation
of 40 hours per week.ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities include, but
are not limited to:
- Prepare monthly ledgers for processing:
- Verify Cash Account activity totals with Batch Control
- Print, update, and merge standard journals monthly.
- Verify that Special Reports set-up is correct.
- Review the ledgers for errors monthly. Prepare journal entries
as necessary to correct all posting errors. Communicate with other
finance department staff to prevent reoccurrence of errors. Assist
Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable staff in determining
correct account numbers to use.
- Prepare Financial Reports monthly for management and Advisory
Boards by communicated deadlines. Prepare analysis reports to
explain variances in income and expense compared to budget and/or
- Analyze all A/R and A/P balance sheet accounts monthly for
outstanding items, ensuring that necessary transactions are made to
clear those balances.
- Manage cash balances within each Corps/Unit and related cash
reserve accounts. Prepare journal entries monthly to record
interest in all Reserve Accounts held at Divisional
- Determine new ledger account numbers as needed and in
accordance with the master Chart of Accounts issued by the
Territorial Audit Department. Request all new accounts be added on
Shelby by the Divisional Corps Accounting Manager.
- Track and record by journal entry Gifts-In-Kind received on a
- Monitor cash advances to ensure that they are processed and
returned according to established Salvation Army policies.
- Prepare ACH transfers for processing.
- Prepare check requests and invoices to units as necessary.
- Review AP Edit list for errors including account numbers,
descriptions, and inadequate invoice backup.
- Identify, track and prepare information for use in drawing
monies for programs receiving government funding and other grant
reporting and ensure expenses are allowable under the grant.
- Maintain accurate tracking of temporarily restricted
- Preparation for independent audits as well as internal
- Prepare schedules, letters, etc. as requested by the
- Prepare Financial Statement consolidation spreadsheets.
- Prepare ledger journal entries subsequent to the audit, if
necessary, to reflect Net Asset changes due to audit adjustments,
with appropriate approval.
- Compile budgets annually as assigned.
- Prepare and distribute annual budget proposal spreadsheets
- Assist with preparation of proposals as necessary.
- Compile and review budget proposal information submitted.
Compare to prior and current year actual income and/or expense;
make recommendations on areas where adjustments may be necessary,
re-compute budget figures as necessary.
- Prepare budgets and financial reports as needed for the United
Way, grant proposals and other purposes.
- Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating
in a manner that fosters good relationships with co-workers,
supervisors and others. This would include, but not be limited to,
such actions: resolution of conflicts in a professional manner;
courteous treatment of staff, visitors and clients; respect of
others property and person; professional and appropriate
communication to and about co-workers, supervisors, and
- Support the mission of The Salvation Army by treating every
client and colleague with individual respect and dignity, and
without discrimination of any kind.
- Supervisory and other duties as assigned.QualificationsBA/BS in
accounting and/or five years equivalent experience in accounting
required, background in not-for-profit fund accounting helpful, but
not essential. A strong accounting background that includes success
in: double entry accounting, reconciling accounts, financial
reporting for external purposes, and budget preparation and
analysis. Must be computer literate, including proficiency in Excel
for Windows, and have a thorough understanding of GAAP as it
relates to not-for-profit accounting. Must be trustworthy,
especially in confidential matters, reliable, efficient, highly
detail oriented, have excellent written, oral, and verbal
communication skills, be highly organized with ability to
prioritize and complete tasks within major projects to meet
proscribed deadlines, qualify to be bonded and pass the Salvation
Army background check and driving qualifications. It must be
understood by the incumbent that the provisions of Safe From Harm
will apply upon commencement of employment and also understood that
the required Safe From Harm training be satisfactorily completed
within the first thirty (30) days of employment.Job
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