The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Staff Accountant

    Job Locations US-IN-Indianapolis
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    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


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