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Regional Accounting Services Specialist

The Salvation Army USA
Charlotte, NC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $44,513 to $50,077 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: dental, life insurance, medical,
Job Description

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has an opening for a Regional Accounting Services Specialist located in Charlotte, NC.

Job Summary
Coordinates, trains, monitors, and constantly evaluates the daily functionalized, double-entry accounting functions for a group of assigned local units with each unit having multiple sets of books based on the programs unique to each unit i.e. Thrift Stores, CSRC, Women’s Auxiliary, Home League and Emergency Food & Service Program (EFSP); oversees the daily accounting transactions and routine reporting performed by local accounting staff (bookkeepers, accounting clerks and Corps Officers) in order to ensure continued compliance with accounting standards and policy and to ensure that the Commanding Officer can be constantly aware of the financial health of the unit. Interprets, and ensures the integrity of the chart of accounts, journals, monthly and fiscal closing statements, bank accounts, general ledger, asset management and depreciation, etc. Trains local accounting staff and provides daily assistance as needed in order to ensure the proper accounting methods and standards are maintained. Participates in the local accounting work as needed in order to ensure accounting transactions and reporting remains up-to-date at all times. Travels on-site to provide training, audit work and assist the accounting staff, Corps Officer, and/or Advisory Boards in understanding the financial condition of the local unit. Serves as liaison and technical support between the assigned local units and Divisional Headquarters.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of The Salvation Army mission, philosophy, culture, protocol, and organizational structure. Knowledge of accepted principles, methods, and practices of computerized double-entry fund accounting as well as finance, budgeting, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge of Excel, Word, and accounting software in general. Knowledge of the principles and practices of general business administration. Knowledge and skill in developing and interpreting accounting and financial reports with accuracy. Knowledge of efficient methods of organizing, maintaining and securing financial records. Ability to evaluate the organizations accounting and financial functions, respond to deficiencies by identifying and implementing appropriate corrective actions, develop and administer sound policies, procedures, and budgets. Ability to effectively monitor, assess, and evaluate the quality of work performed by local accounting staff and to provide effective and timely direction and assistance to ensure compliance with established procedures, accepted practices, and quality standards. Ability to integrate and interpret data from various sources and to plan, develop, and implement responsible strategies for improving accounting processes and financial reporting. Ability to audit accounting transactions and scrutinize financial reports/documents in order to ensure integrity, accuracy, and completeness. Ability to develop reports that meet the needs of non-accounting or non-financial staff when needed. Ability to make sound, logical interpretations of established guidelines and regulations quickly. Ability to apply discretion and independent judgment when processing, analyzing, and resolving routine accounting transactions and reporting in accordance with accepted accounting principles. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing in an effective and professional manner. Ability to discharge the duties and responsibilities of this position consistent with the principles, standards, and the Orders and Regulations of The Salvation Army. Ability to organize, lead, develop and maintain an effective and professional working relationship with all Finance Department Personnel, Salvation Army officers and employees, and professionals in the community. Ability to conduct the affairs of this office responsibly, efficiently, and economically. Ability to conduct and lead group presentations. Ability to maintain confidentiality of financial records.

Education and Experience
Associates degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field, and four years progressively responsible experience performing double-entry computerized accounting work with Great Plains accounting experience preferred, or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Licenses and Certifications
Valid State Driver’s License

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
Ability to meet attendance and work performance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language. Ability to travel throughout the division in order to provide on-site assistance. Ability to keypunch information into a computer. Ability to perform routine and complex mathematical computations repeatedly, rapidly, and accurately. Ability to operate various general office equipment including a computer and 10-key calculator. Ability to operate various general office equipment including a telephone, computer, fax machine and adding machine. Ability to work well under the pressure of deadlines. Ability to plan work priorities, evaluate work performance and provide recommendations for improving productivity and efficiency of work. Ability to work independently and with limited supervision with advice and assistance not always readily available. Ability to work with general policies and procedures with some latitude for interpretation. Ability to work on multiple projects effectively and efficiently at the same time without becoming frustrated or disorganized. Ability to work through a variety of conventional problems, questions and/or situations in conformance with established accounting and organizational rules, guidelines, and procedures. Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting, and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time. Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like. Work involves traveling to various locations in assigned region where there may be physical discomforts associated with travel.

Additional Comments
All employees recognize The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

Company Description
All employees recognize The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

The Salvation Army USA

Why Work Here?
By working for The Salvation Army, employees are conduits of change plus they enjoy great benefits including pension AND 403b!

All employees recognize The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.


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