The Salvation Army - Central Territory

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Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant

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The Staff Accountant is responsible for all accounting functions for assigned Corps or Unit(s).  May assist with other accounting and finance special projects, as needed.


-Prepare accounting transactions as required to maintain the general ledger.   Includes journal entries, accounts receivable, payables, billing and monthly reconciliations

-Ensure proper classification, coding and functionalization of transactions

-Review Payable and Receivable transactions and assists in providing accounting clerks with necessary information to perform their duties

-Complete month end and year end close process

-Prepare monthly general ledger account reconciliations, compile and analyze monthly and annual financial statements, cash flows (as required) and other ad hoc reports as needed 

-Assists in monitoring fund(s); unit(s) or Corps cash balance, cash inflows and outflows.  Provides cash

  balance reports to Directors or Officers

-Prepares bank reconciliation and may review reconciliations for other Corps or Unit(s)

-Prepares budgets and enters reviewed, approved budgets into accounting system

-Assist with preparation of 990’s, as needed

-Assist with providing information for grant or foundation application preparation and monitor receipt

 of such to ensure payments and invoicing are in compliance with grant requirements

-Prepare work papers and schedules for internal and external auditors, as needed.  Assist with answering questions and providing additional information to internal and external auditors as required.

 -Provide back up to other staff accountants, as needed

 -Perform other duties as assigned


Education: Accounting degree required. Four year degree in accounting preferred

-One year experience processing accounts payable receivables and bank reconciliations
-Experience in not for profit a plus.


-Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
-Must be proficient with PC and Microsoft Office applications.
-Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
-Self-starter with strong organization skills and ability to effectively direct and supervise others
-Excellent written and oral communication