Financial Accountant

The Salvation Army
September 10, 2020
Toronto, Canada
Job Type
$39,625 - $49,532
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
September 18, 2020
Street Address
2 Overlea Blvd


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 Financial Accountant is responsible for the maintenance, and validity of The Salvation Army’s general ledgers, and associated sub-ledgers. They will prepare and process complex reconciliations and prepare major journal entries (both one-time and recurring in support of these functions. The Financial Accountant will be the prime person responsible for a designated set of ministry unit and client financial statements and be the prime contact for clients in the understanding and resolution of financial statement issues. Where applicable, identify and recommend process improvement and document processes within their area of responsibility.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Complete significant account reconciliations on various general ledger and sub-ledger accounts.
  • Research and/or prepare various analytical and financial reports
  • On a regular basis review unit financial statements for accuracy, and financial health (i.e. Cash flow, fund balances, budgetary performance, etc.)
  • Prepare various accruals as required
  • Initiate bank transfers for both incoming and outgoing funds.
  • Complete daily bank reconciliations.
  • Ensure transactions are supported by authorizations that are obtained, entered and recorded prior to the release of documents.
  • Ensure invoices are appropriately established as accruals or pre-paids in line with accepted policy.
  • Ensure transactions are supported by adequate supporting documentation, in accordance with official policy and properly approved.
  • Initiate all transactions by due date
  • Ensure transactions are reflected in the proper accounting period
  • Assists with year-end processes.
  • Act as the designated client contact and follow up with clients concerning outstanding issues related to financial statement and accounting processes
  • Remain fluent with and understand Salvation Army policies to ensure accounting transactions are in line with policy and procedure.
  • Initiate and maintain ongoing communications with clients, treating them with respect and courtesy at all times. Develop an understanding of client requirements, providing detailed solutions and explanations to queries.
  • Complete and discuss budget variance analysis reports with partners.
  • Assist in the budget preparation process on behalf of ministry units and THQ/DHQ departments.
  • Report to the Senior Financial Accountant any concerns regarding the accounting and financial health of ministry units.
  • Ensure tax rebates are claimed appropriately basis.
  • Complete Charitable Filings with the Canada Revenue Agency including T3010 filings.
  • Work on special projects as required.


Qualifications and Education requirements:

*NOTE: You may be required to provide validated educational documentation.

  • Completion of university degree in accounting

Preferred Skills/Capabilities:

  • Ability to prioritize
  • Must poses excellent organizational skills and be able to multitask
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills are a must
  • Ability to lead
  • Ability to work in a confidential environment

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

  • Background check consent
  • Education verification

Please include the competition # 20-039 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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