Assistant Director of Operations

novembre 25, 2021
Job Type
Competition #
Ministry Unit/Dept:
THQ - Finance
Salary Range:
$59,283 - $74,779
2 Overlea Blvd
Posting Expires:
December 6, 2021
Applications Accepted By:
To apply: email:, please quote competition #21-093 in the subject line


The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.
Mission Statement The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.
Core Values The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:
Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

The Assistant Director of Accounting Operations assists the Director of Accounting Operations (DAO) in the management of the Accounting Operations team  at the Territorial Headquarters (THQ).  He/she is primarily responsible for the daily operational activities of the department as it relates to accounts payable, revenue, and expense management for THQ, Ontario/Prairies, Divisional Headquarters (DHQ) and individual ministry units (MUs).

The Assistant Director of Accounting Operations must act within the bounds of authority established by Salvation Army regulations, Territorial policies and generally accepted accounting principles. They will have authority to make changes in work methods within the Accounting Operations group.



Accounts Payable and Revenue Management:

  • Assist in managing the accounts payable and revenue functions for THQ, DHQ, and MUs and develops and implements accounting policies and procedures
  • Oversee, audit, and manage annuities payments and legacy allocations
  • Recruit, train, supervise and develop staff
  • Assist in managing accounting operations teams in 3 offices (Toronto, Calgary, and St. John’s)
  • Ensure that all general ledger accounts related to accounting operations are regularly analyzed, reconciled and that the integrity of the master chart of accounts is maintained
  • Assist in managing the accounts payable and accounts receivable sub-ledgers, ensuring regular reconciliation and adjusting entries are recorded in a timely manner
  • Bring any concerns to the attention of the management of the client entities

Financial Management Oversight:

  • Review and authorize release of disbursement instruments (cheques, drafts, EFT or bank transfers), ensuring expenditures have been properly approved and are supported by adequate documentation.
  • Manage accounts payable to ensure that payment discounts are taken, and liabilities are discharged as they become due
  • Report to the Director of Accounting Operations, any deviations from established expenditure policy
  • Manage accounts and loans receivable to ensure timely collection of amounts due
  • Follow-up outstanding accounts, bring significant overdue amounts to the attention of the management of the client entity
  • Regularly works with financial accounting to resolve deficits by freezing disbursements where required

Tax Management:

  • Ensure appropriate rebates are identified and reported in applicable GL accounts
  • Ensure appropriate taxes are billed to customers of The Salvation Army
  • Provide advice and guidance to S.A. personnel concerning HST, GST, PST, and T4A tax matters
  • Provide assistance in the interpretation of quantitative and qualitative results and in the presentation of results
  • Participate in meetings and prepare necessary materials when required


Education, Qualifications and Certifications:  

  • The Assistant Director of Accounting Operations will have a university degree (preferably with a major or concentration in accounting) and CPA designation or be enrolled and in the final stages of completion of an accounting designation

Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements  

  • At least three years of related accounting/business work experience and at least one year at the managerial level
  • Supervisory and leadership experience


Skills and Capabilities:  

  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to work under minimal direction
  • Ability to read, understand and modify complex text where accuracy is essential
  • Required to participate in management presentations and training
  • Commitment to quality customer service
  • Respect and understanding of The Salvation Army - its mission, culture, and values

The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process. If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all employees in Canada.  The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial/territorial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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