Assistant Director of Accounting Operations

The Salvation Army
July 5, 2019
Toronto, Canada
Job Type
$56,950.40 - $70,000.00
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
July 19, 2019


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.

Position Purpose Summary:

The Assistant Director of Accounting Operations assists the Director of Accounting Operations (DAO) in the management of the Operations Group at the Territorial Headquarters. He/she is primarily responsible for the daily operational activities of the department as it relates to accounts payable, revenue, and expense management for the THQ, Ontario/Prairie DHQs and client entities. 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. He/She will have authority to make changes in work methods within the Accounting Operations group.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists in managing the accounts payable and revenue functions for THQ, DHQs, and MUs and develops and implements accounting policies and procedures.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and develops staff of 25
  • Assists in managing accounting operations teams in 3 offices (Toronto, Calgary and St. John’s)
  • Ensures 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.
  • Assists in managing the accounts payable and accounts receivable sub-ledgers, ensuring regular reconciliation and adjusting entries are recorded in a timely manner. Brings any concerns to the attention of the management of the client entities.
  • Authorizes release of disbursement instruments (cheques, drafts, EFT or bank transfers), ensuring expenditures have been properly approved and are supported by adequate documentation. This means that all such cheques, EFTs and supporting documentation must be reviewed by the Director of Accounting or designate prior to being released from the finance department.
  • Manages accounts payable to ensure that payment discounts are taken and liabilities are discharged as they become due.
  • Reports to the Director of Accounting Operations, any deviations from established expenditure policy.
  • Manages 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.
  • 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, and PST tax matters
  • Assist in the training and development of personnel with respect to HST, GST, and PST tax matters.


Qualifications and Education requirements:

  • Completed bachelor degree in Accounting
  • Preference for CPA designation or be enrolled and in the final stages of completion of an accounting designation.
  • Minimum three years of related accounting/business work experience
  • Minimum one year at managerial level
  • Supervisory and leadership experience leading a large group
  • Flexible for some travel

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to work under minimal direction
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 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

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • Education verification

Please include the competition # 19-036 in the subject line of your email.

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

Internal Applicants: Please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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