Senior Operations Accountant

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The Salvation Army
Published
May 14, 2020
Location
Toronto, Canada
Salary
$48,000 - $60,000
Competition #
20-019
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
May 29, 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

The Senior Operations Accountant (SOA) is a leader of an accounting group and reports to the Assistant Director of Accounting Operations. Utilizing hands-on accounting experience and an in-depth understanding of accounting principles and organizational practices, the SOA will perform complex accounting activities and process development. Responsibilities include, but not limited to the management of the accounts payable and receivable team, accountability for the accounts payable sub-ledger, reconciliation of the sub-ledger to the general ledger and other liability accounts, ensuring adequate internal controls are in place, and performing analysis and reports.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares the remittance proposal to ensure the completion of accounts payable and revenue process
  • Provides analyses of the accounts payable process through verification of the invoices to the expense and revenue coding and amount used
  • Determines that the relevant taxes are recorded, and the resulting tax rebates are claimed appropriately.
  • Manages monthly closing of the financial records and posting on month end information to ensure the accuracy of financial statements
  • Masters the Salvation Army policies to ensure expenditures claims, accrual and journal entries are appropriate and accurate as well as revenue accounts are correctly coded
  • Evaluates scenarios where internal policies are in conjunction with applicable legislation
  • Prepare annual audit schedule in accordance with the requirements of the external audits
  • Develops new processes to promote efficiencies and improve internal controls
  • Implements and maintains systems and policies to support new processes
  • Advises and mentor accountants about policy, tax law and accounting principles
  • Identifies AP and AR related errors and instructs the team of the required corrections
  • Communicates and follows up with clients concerning outstanding issues related to accounting operations
  • 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.
  • Plans, assigns and directs on a daily basis work for the staff accountants.
  • Coaches and appraises performance of the staff who report directly to the SOA
  • Hires and trains team members
  • Address complaints and resolves problems within the team

Qualifications

Qualifications and Education requirements:

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance/ Accounting stream
  • Must be enrolled in CPA program PEP
  • Four years of experience in full cycle accounting (AP/AR/GL)

Preferred Skills/Capabilities:

  • Ability to prioritize
  • Must poses excellent organizational skills and be able to multitask
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have high Excel spreadsheet skills
  • Excellent customer service skills are a must
  • 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 # 20-019 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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