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Divisional Accounting Manager

Divisional Accounting Manager

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Responsible for supervision and oversight of accounting and financial reporting within the Northern Division (MN & ND). The Divisional Accounting Manager is also a source of accounting related support for the Divisional Finance Manager.


Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relationships with co-workers and supervisors.  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 subordinates. Support the mission of The Salvation Army by treating every client and colleague with individual respect and dignity, and without discrimination of any kind.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The incumbent has the authority to take tangible actions against any direct report to include: (hire, discharge - (involuntary termination), demote, promote, transfer and discipline). However, all such tangible actions, with the exception of discipline that does not result in involuntary termination, are subject to final review and approval by the Divisional Finance Board, DFB.
  • Supervise Finance personnel located at Northern Divisional Headquarters and Corps and coordinate this oversight with local Corps Officers or department heads, as appropriate:
    • Recruit, interview, and recommend individuals for hiring for employee positions within the Finance Department.
    • Provide training for new employees within the Finance Department.
    • Observe job performance of department employees, providing both positive and negative feedback as necessary to promote optimal efficiency and morale of individual employees and the department as a whole.
    • Facilitate communication and cooperation among Finance Department employees and between this department and others at Divisional Headquarters and Corps.
    • Review time records of hourly employees as required and manage overtime and/or absenteeism.
    • Coordinate planned vacation schedules of Divisional Finance Department Staff.
    • Be familiar with and able to perform all responsibilities of staff supervised.
  • Serve as accounting resource for Accountants and as primary accounting contact for all department heads and Corps personnel within the division
  • Travel to Corps, as needed, to assist in resolution of accounting issues/problems.
  • Train new personnel in the use of the Shelby Systems Accounting software.
  • Serve as a resource to Accountants and liaison for communication to Territorial Headquarters Shelby/IT support on Shelby Systems matters. Refer computer requests for hardware and software support within the Division to the Divisional IT department.
  • Set up a calendar of activities and provide fiscal year-end closing instructions to Corps and departments.,
  • Review and oversee the preparation of fiscal year-end closing and the consolidated financial report. Coordinate the year end closing process and preparation of schedules as required for the annual internal and external audits. Prepare audit schedules as requested by auditors and be responsible for accurate and timely preparation of financial statements, including footnotes for auditor review and the determination of appropriate adjusting and/or eliminating entries.
  • Responsible for accurate compilation of the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA). Work with Corps and departments to identify and accurately record government funding.
  • Must become familiar with Salvation Army Finance Minute database and SA National Accounting and policies contained therein and serve as a resource for answers to questions of procedures within the framework of official Salvation Army policies and Finance minutes.
  • Review and monitor financial information monthly. Communicate any concerns based on results of analysis.  Follow up with accountants with any proposed adjustments to be made.
  • Review and process draw requests and monitor balances for HUD grants.
  • Provide assistance to corps and/or auditors of units undergoing external audits. Attend internal audit committee meetings to help monitor and encourage productivity of staff auditors.
  • Coordinate annual Finance Department storeroom archiving process, ensuring adherence to the official records retention schedule. Coordinate the ordering and maintaining appropriate levels of blank check stock, 1099 forms, and storeroom supplies (e.g. binders, storage boxes, etc…). 
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or equivalent knowledge gained from a combination of education and 10 years’ experience in accounting, preferably not-for-profit accounting. CPA or CIA preferred, with a strong background that includes success in: consolidation of financial statements, supervision of others, financial reporting for internal and external purposes, budget preparation and/or analysis. Must be computer literate, including proficiency in MS Office, accounting software, database and IBM Note. Knowledge of Shelby system accounting software and ADP payroll processing helpful. Background with government grant accounting and compliance helpful. Experience working with business or non-profit computerized accounting systems required. Must have a thorough understanding of GAAP as it relates to not-for-profit accounting, be willing and able to travel as needed, be trustworthy, have excellent written, oral, and verbal communication skills, be highly organized with ability to prioritize and complete tasks within major projects to meet prescribed deadlines, qualify to be bonded and pass the Salvation Army background check and driving qualifications. Must possess, or gain within the orientation period, a working knowledge of the Shelby Systems Accounting Software and a competent understanding of Salvation Army accounting policies and procedures. 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.