The Salvation Army

  • General Accountant

    Job Locations US-MA-Canton
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is hiring a General Accountant and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including: 

    Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time. 

    Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment) 

    Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles 

    Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life 

    Flexible Spending Accounts 

    Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program 

    Most importantly – a job with a good purpose! 



    Position Title

    General Accountant



    Responsible to

    Fiscal Controller


    Education Requirements

    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance


    Work Experience

    0 – 3 years


    Other Qualifications

    • Must be computer literate and have proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
    • Must have a strong background in Accounting
    • Ability to communicate well with others, written and verbally
    • Highly Organized

    Principal Function 

    Provide Accounting support for Special Projects, back-up for vacant positions, and serve as research assistant.


    Duties and Responsibilities



    Become knowledgable of systems, including, but not limited to: EFT, Kroc Suite (as needed), Mail Appeal 


     BBMS, Blackbaud, Serenic, Shelby, Lockbox Provider,


    Train on the basic of various staff positions to serve as back-up support..


    Prepare reports, as requested by supervisors


    Work with supervisor to implement new systems, as needed.


    Responsible for uploading budgets for all DHQ funds into Serenic.


    Responsible for reviewing all Financial returns each month to ensure they include all cost centers and all activity.


    Serve as back-up to the Property Accountant.


    Give support to the Accounting Supervisor as it relates to reporting and billing of Postage, Copier Usage, and Office Supplies as needed.


    Support the Fiscal Controller and Accounting Supervisor on project based assignments including, but not limited to: Fiscal Closings, Consolidation, UFR, Audits, Budgets, Research projects and Corps Credit Card processing.


    Other duties as directed to maintain the smooth operation of the Department.



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