Staff Accountant – Victoria ARC

The Salvation Army Victoria ARC
May 9, 2019
Victoria, Canada
Job Type
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
May 24, 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.


Salary Range: $36,465.00 -$45,571.50 annually / 37.5 hours per week



  • Reads and understands financial statements; verifies correctness and resolves issues in timely manner; performs variance analysis monthly
  • Provides update on financial stability of the unit to management team
  • A/P: collects, verifies, codes, and approves invoices for payment; collects, codes and processes PHH and Visa statements
  • A/R: collects, tracks, codes, deposits, sends to WRAC a report on incoming funds (rents/donations in cash and through POS)
  • Prepares donation tax receipts and thank-you letters to donors.
  • Petty Cash: distribution, monthly reconciliation, coding and submitting for reimbursement to WRAC.
  • Requests bank withdrawal for CRF allowances
  • Summarizes and submits CRF monthly invoices to WRAC
  • Maintains records: A/P, A/R, government contracts
  • Payroll: acts as a backup for department managers, calculates and requests final pay, resolves pay issues, calculates/verifies paid leave entitlements and seniority.
  • Takes a lead in internal budgeting process and compiles budgets for government funders in required format
  • Prepares cheque requests
  • Liaises with WRAC, Audit teams, Accreditation Teams, DHQ, THQ and government funders on financial matters and assists with action plan/follow-up (including preparation of rent subsidy)
  • Understands and follows TSA policies, BCGEU collective agreement, government contracts
  • Administration of gift cards
  • Prepares or recommends adjusting journal entries to correct accounting errors
  • Monitors cash flow and 90 days' working capital requirement and takes action as necessary to address issues
  • Other duties as assigned


  • One year but less than three years of prior related experience, including accounting office and accounting software experience.
  • The successful job applicant will have completed an Undergraduate University degree (e.g., B.A., B.Sc. B.Sc.N.).

NOTE:  An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable.

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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