Business Coordinator

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The Salvation Army
Published
July 30, 2020
Location
Toronto, Canada
Job Type
Salary
$33,670 - $43,078
Competition #
20-033
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
August 13, 2020

Description

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:

To ensure retail success by satisfying customers, motivating staff, maintaining effective merchandising techniques, and achieving financial goals which maximize sales and profitability. Assist in the management of the business operations of the Supplies and Purchasing Department.

Responsibilities

  • Meet or exceed the operating standards established for S & P and ensure that these align with internal protocols and the mission of The Salvation Army. Written policies must support the operational effectiveness of the S & P operations.
  • Work in full cooperation with the S & P Management Team in support of the mission and work of The Salvation Army
  • Provide regular reports to the Supplies & Purchasing Secretary on the results of retail operations and provide reliable forecasts.
  • Oversee the flow of accounts receivable into the computer system, ensure invoices are prepared on a weekly basis, manage all account receivables and maintain records of all accounts and prepare reports.
  • Prepare and reconcile account payables daily for processing by the Finance Department through Business World. This includes 3-way matching to Purchase Orders, receiving documents and coding of the invoice for approval of Department Head.
  • Responsible to complete all month-end processes as per the month-end schedule.
  • Assist in audit preparation, and prepare any required reports, documents, or forms as necessary. Cooperates fully with the audit team and supervises and participate with the S & P Team members in audit counting. (annual or cyclical)
  • Conduct inventory Cycle counting weekly.
  • Responsible to assist in bank reconciliations.
  • Prepare and distribute reports on purchasing, inventory, and cash balances to the budget, listing goods needed, keeping an inventory check.
  • To perform internal financial audits as and when required.
  • Track financial data and perform data analysis and participates in sales meetings to provide data and analysis as required.
  • Maintain records and files; make sure that files are distributed among team members, as necessary.
  • Ensure that the S & P program vehicle is being properly maintained.
  • Administer everyday activities and projects and ensure compliance with funding.
  • Assist in preparation of budget documents and execute all process improvements initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain various guidelines and practices for various businesses function of the S&P.
  • Manage all account receivables and maintain records of all accounts and prepare reports.
  • Analyze financial reports and variances in expenditure and revenue.
  • Mange the POS system including making recommendations for improvements and changes. And liaison with the vendor regarding issues.
  • Prepare all business correspondence and communication and proofread all materials for accuracy.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge on all office technologies and maintenance of the office equipment.
  • Participate in various meetings and prepare agenda, taking minutes of the meeting and set up meetings and appointments for the department head.
  • Ensure compliance with all record retention schedules and maintain appropriate data for all correspondence.
  • Participates in planning exhibits, conventions, roadshow events and required materials.
  • May be required to provide coverage to other staff as required (i.e., cash-out customers, shipping & receiving, and driving).
  • Participates and plans for special events of the department.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned by the department head.

Qualifications

*NOTE: For some jobs, you may be required to provide validated educational documentation.

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or Accounting; or college degree/diploma in finance and accounting is preferred

Experience:

  • 3-5 years of office management/operations experience required.
  • Retail management experience, preferably in the clothing and book sales, including responsibility for multiple locations.
  • Budget management experience, including ongoing management of budgets
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel worksheet), Microsoft Outlook, Windows 10 Operating System

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism
  • Strong sense of integrity and confidentiality with professional ethics and a balanced sense of fairness and flexibility
  • Able to proactively recognize potential risks and issues, respond with solutions and engage others in implementing change
  • Excellent organizational/time-management skills to prioritize, plan and manage the workload
  • Applied knowledge of mathematical techniques and basic financial concepts, accounting, and problem-solving
  • Respect and understanding of The Salvation Army - its mission, culture, and values

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

  • Background check consent

Please include the competition # 20-033 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.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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