The Salvation Army

Staff Accountant

Job Locations US-CT-Hartford
Job ID
Compensation Min
USD $22.00/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $25.00/Hr.
Regular Full-Time


Location/Department: Divisional Headquarters, Finance Department (Hartford, CT)

Status: Non-exempt, Full-time

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Schedule:  Mon-Fri; 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 

Scope & Purpose of Position: Maintain financial, accounting, and grant support services in order to meet the needs of the organization and the donor.  Prepare financial statements, maintain cash controls, and provide financial reports and analysis.  Responsible for the operations of post-award grant administration and related accounting duties.  Will focus heavily on compliance, reporting, and various analysis functions.


  • Perform grant-related, post-award functions, including income and expense analysis, financial reporting, reconciliations, and grant close-out functions.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports for donors as required.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports for internal management purposes.
  • Review invoices and provide account codes, when appropriate, for proper project accounting.
  • Produce budget and expense analysis reports.
  • Effectively communicate monthly financial results with appropriate program staff, informing them of the financial position of various projects.
  • Support required audits in the field and at DHQ.
  • Review/monitor individual grants and transactions for compliance with private, local, state, and federal fund requirements, billing and collections, and journal entries.
  • Verify budget proposals for grant applications.
  • Effectively communicate complex financial issues to employees, administrators, auditors, the general public, and granting agencies.
  • Develop positive working relationships to foster a collaborative environment for grant coordination and oversight.
  • Adhere to guidelines for staff responsibilities as found in The Salvation Army’s Employee Manual.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • At least two years of general accounting experience or equivalent experience managing grants. This should include processing complex financial transactions, ensuring compliance with legal or contractual requirements, recordkeeping, and preparation of monthly, quarterly and/ or annual reporting.
  • Ability to effectively communicate financial information to non-financial managers both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, and summarize financial records for accuracy and conformance to procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Familiar with accounting fundamentals.
  • Capable of managing numerous simultaneous projects.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with the MS Office package software applications with advanced skills using Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills as well as ability to multi-task are essential.
  • Must complete all required trainings upon hire.
  • Working knowledge of federal and state regulations related to area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of governmental accounting.
  • Skill in researching, analyzing, and evaluating complex financial data.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data for accuracy. Detail oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to provide a high level of customer service and establish and maintain effective interdepartmental communications and relationships.
  • Will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

Benefits of Working for The Salvation Army:  The Salvation Army is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefit program to full-time employees who work at least 30 hours per week.

  • Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays, and deductibles
  • Telehealth/on-line doctor visits
  • Basic and voluntary term life insurance
  • Short term disability coverage and optional long term disability coverage
  • Supplemental insurance coverage options
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care
  • Employer-funded pension plan
  • Tax-deferred annuity plan
  • Educational assistance
  • Generous paid time off, including holidays, vacation, sick, personal, bereavement, and marriage
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Most importantly – a job with a good purpose

The Salvation Army Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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