The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Accountant II/Harbor Light/Chicago

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Harbor Light
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview



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    POSITION TITLE:                     Accountant II


    LOCATION/DEPT:                    Harbor Light


    REPORTS TO:                          Director of Business Operations


    FLSA CATEGORY:                    Non-Exempt


    STATUS TYPE:                        Regular Full-Time



    To provide leadership using policies, procedures, and available systems to support the Harbor Light Center in meeting the mission of The Salvation Army



    The backgrounds of the clients served by The Harbor Light Program will manifest a variety of inappropriate behaviors.  When this occurs, employees are to respond within the context of the treatment environment of the site.  Employee conduct (actions, dress, etc) and interactions (conversations, written communications, etc.) with clients must also be within the treatment environment of the facility.    



    The Accountant II is in charge of all billing and payment of The Harbor Light Center, keeping in contact with Divisional Headquarters about financial status.




    1. Bills are batched, coded and sent to City Fund at DHQ twice a week.
    1. Appropriate copies of all invoices, checks and files are maintained and organized.
    1. Credit cards are monitored and new cards are requested or old ones canceled if needed.
    1. Contact vendors when needed to discuss status of accounts. Report any problems that cannot be resolved to the Director of Business Operations.



    1. Payroll is completed accurately and in a timely manner.
    1. Employee sick and vacation benefit records are properly maintained.
    1. All supportive documents along with forms for missed punches, and requests for time off are filed in binders after checking the payroll journal.
    1. During the Christmas season, submit all rehire documents for seasonal employees on a daily basis. Prepare and submit payroll on a weekly basis.  Ensure all debit cards are completed.  All supportive documents (driver’s sheets) must be filed with the payroll journal.



    1. Outgoing mail is stamped and running total for postage meter fund is kept.
    1. Postage spreadsheet for all departments of Harbor Light and Corrections is distributed to respective departments and DHQ Finance Department City Fund Accounting Supervisor or Manager.
    1. All other duties as assigned.



    • A Bachelors degree in accounting or finance is preferred.
    • Three years plus experience in finance and accounting is preferred.


    • Must have knowledge of accounting and finance procedures.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self starter.
    • An attention to detail.
    • An ability to work with confidential material.
    • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
    • Supportive of the mission of The Salvation Army.


    • This individual will only commit Army resources that have not been allocated or approved.
    • This individual will adhere to all Army policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.
    • This individual will keep the Director of Business Operations informed on all critical issues to relating to their area of responsibility.


    • This position is required to do light physical work and must be able to walk up two flights of stairs and lift up to 25lbs.
    • In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is required to use standard office equipment and PC.
    • The work environment for this position includes an office environment with a low noise level.
    • Must be able to work with clients that have poor social skills, suffer from mental illness, and have substance abuse problems.


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