The Salvation Army

  • General Accountant

    Job Locations US-CT-Hartford
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

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

    Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt

    Hours Per Week:  37.5


    Scope & Purpose of Position:

    The General Accountant reports to the Assistant Director of Finance in directing the principles, practices and procedures of accounting within an organization or company. This individual is instrumental in maintaining accountability of the financial resources of the business and safeguarding investor assets.


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    • Close accounting records in a timely manner and distribute reports; review applicable month-end records and reports to assure accuracy and conformity with accounting standards; assist others in understanding by providing detailed analysis.
    • Assure sufficient funds are available for daily and immediate future requirements.
    • Assist in analyzing funds held at Territorial Headquarters (THQ), and assure proper recording of funds and preparation of year-end distribution.
    • Complete bank reconciliations and related journal entries and adjustments; bank statements must be reconciled to the general ledger on a timely basis and approved by the Assistant Director of Finance and Financial Secretary.
    • Prepare financial accounting for construction, purchase, and sale of property, maintaining detailed work papers detailing the above and preparing the additions and/or removals from property, plant and equipment ledgers processed and maintained at THQ; review ledgers to assure accuracy, and prepare and process necessary journal entries to record property transactions.
    • Assist in the preparation of Consolidation. Work with Assistant Director of Finance to prepare all schedules, analysis and provide all documentation required by THQ. Gain understanding of process and be able to back up as necessary.
    • Assist in the preparation of work papers for all audits such as government agencies, outside auditors, internal auditors, United Way or any others that are required of The Salvation Army.
    • Review and coding of Corporate Credit Card transactions through Smart Data system.
    • Act as the back-up for the preparation and processing of payroll.
    • Responsible for administration and processing of back-up petty cash fund.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Does this job have supervisory responsibilities: ___ Yes _X__ No


    • BA/BS in accounting/finance preferred or Associates degree with 5-10 years’ experience in accounting/finance or significant years of specific experience in accounting/finance especially in non-profit environment.
    • Detailed and analytically oriented
    • Must have the ability to solve complex accounting issues/problems with a firm grasp of generally-accepted accounting principles with an understanding of FASB pronouncements related to not-for-profit entities
    • Good presentation and interpersonal skills
    • Must be computer literate particularly regarding accounting software, spreadsheets and MS office
    • Must have the ability to work independently with little supervision
    • 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

    Work Environment/Physical Demands:



    Up to 1/3

    1/3 to 2/3

    Over 2/3

    Climb or balance




    Lift up to 20 pounds




    Lift up to 50 pounds












    Use hands




    Use sight/vision




    Walk, bend, kneel





    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.

    • Health benefit plans for single or family medical coverage
    • Family wellness program
    • Prescription drug plan
    • Dental, vision, and hearing benefits
    • 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
    • Paid holidays, vacation, sick, personal, bereavement, jury duty, marriage, and military leave

    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.


    Divisional Headquarters Vision Statement:

    The Southern New England Divisional Headquarters exists to develop its Officers, staff, and volunteers to their fullest ministry potential and to be a catalyst and resource for the growing of healthy, vibrant Corps and other expressions of The Salvation Army mission.


    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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