The Salvation Army

Senior Accountant

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Job ID
Compensation Min
USD $55,000.00/Yr.
Compensation Max
USD $62,000.00/Yr.
Regular Full-Time


Accountant, Senior

The Salvation Army, Syracuse Area Services is presently conducting a search for a Senior Accountant to assist the Director of Finance with the administration and management of grants and other revenue items.  This position is considered

Full-Time Exempt with access to our full benefit offerings at the completion of 90 days of employment. 


We here at The Salvation Army offer a comprehensive and unique health benefit offerings such as:

  • Medical Insurance/low Employee contribution
  • Vision Insurance & Dental Insurance with Braces Ryder
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off:  Vacation, Personal & Sick
  • FREE downtown covered parking on the premises
  • On-Site Day Care Services at a discounted weekly rate
  • Tuition Remittance program after 6 months of employment
  • Bereavement Counseling
  • Free Will Preparation Service by an Attorney
  • Christmas Bonus
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • LiveHealth On-line 24/7
  • Insurance Plans:  Short-term disability, Long-term disability, Voluntary Life & Supplemental



Listed below is an overview of the essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Preparation and management of billings and financial reports for government and non-government entities
  • Main contact with grantors to ensure all reports are filed timely and accurately
  • Manage collection efforts for billing revenues
  • Work with program directors to generate financial information necessary for grant renewals and initial proposals
  • Perform internal audit function of grants to ensure accuracy, proper posting of transaction & compliance with grant financial regulations
  • Reconciliation of account balances
  • Assist with the preparation of the agency budget and financial statements
  • Preparation of and the recording of monthly journal entries
  • Journal Entries:  monthly preparation, review and edit for accuracy & completeness
  • Allocations:  review of entries on a quarterly and annual basis

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions)


Special Skills, Certificates, Licenses:

  • Work experience as an Accountant
  • Salary:  DOE, depending on experience
  • Minimum of an Associate's Degree with five (5) years of accounting experience
  • Bachelor's Degree with two (2) years of accounting experience
  • Non-profit industry experience preferred.
  • Experience with Grant and/or Contract Accounting preferred.
  • Advanced skill level with Excel
  • Ability to perform work while sitting for the majority of the work-day

This is an Equal Employment Opportunity.  All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.   The Salvation Army is an Affirmative Action Employer.


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