The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Senior Accountant

    Job Locations US-MN-Roseville
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The 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.


    1. Prepare monthly ledgers for processing:
      1. Verify Cash Account activity totals with Batch Control logs.
      2. Print, update, and merge standard journals monthly.
      3. Verify that Special Reports set-up is correct.


    1. 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.


    1. 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 prior year.


    1. Analyze all A/R and A/P balance sheet accounts monthly for outstanding items, ensuring that necessary transactions are made to clear those balances.


    1. 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 Headquarters.


    1. 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.


    1. Track and record by journal entry Gifts-In-Kind received on a monthly basis.


    1. Monitor cash advances to ensure that they are processed and returned according to established Salvation Army policies.


    1. Prepare ACH transfers for processing.


    1. Prepare check requests and invoices to units as necessary.


    1. Review AP Edit list for errors including account numbers, descriptions, and inadequate invoice backup.


    1. 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.


    1. Maintain accurate tracking of temporarily restricted funds.



    1. Preparation for independent audits as well as internal audits.
      1. Prepare schedules, letters, etc. as requested by the auditors.
      2. Prepare Financial Statement consolidation spreadsheets.
      3. Prepare ledger journal entries subsequent to the audit, if necessary, to reflect Net Asset changes due to audit adjustments, with appropriate approval.


    1. Compile budgets annually as assigned.
      1. Prepare and distribute annual budget proposal spreadsheets
      2. Assist with preparation of proposals as necessary.
      3. 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.


    1. Prepare budgets and financial reports as needed for the United Way, grant proposals and other purposes.
    2. 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 subordinates.


    1. Support the mission of The Salvation Army by treating every client and colleague with individual respect and dignity, and without discrimination of any kind.


    1. Perform supervisory and other duties as assigned.


    BA/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 understand by the incumbent that the provisions of Safe From Harm will apply upon commencement of employment and further understood that the incumbent must satisfactorily complete the required Safe From Harm training within the first thirty (30) days of employment.


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