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The Salvation Army Senior Accountant in Seattle, Washington



SUPERVISOR: Controller

STATUS: Exempt

COMPENSATION: $70,000- 75,000

A generous benefits package is included with full-time positions: paid holidays, vacation time, sick time, and medical, vision, and dental insurance.

Health Insurance: Low bi-weekly premiums for employee-only coverage, Kaiser HMO for those residing in a Kaiser service area, Anthem EPO/PPO is available for those residing outside a Kaiser service area. Voluntary +1 and +family coverage at additional cost. Delta Dental DHMO and DPPO dental insurance are offered.

Life and Voluntary Options. An employer-paid life insurance policy covers employees. Voluntary supplemental life, short-term and long-term disability plans are available.

Retirement Plans: Employer-funded Money Purchase Pension Plan (Defined Contribution Plan) 50% vested at five years eligible service time. Plus, an employee-funded voluntary 403(b) option.

Parental Leave: The benefit is 40 hours of Paid Leave for qualifying events.

Sick Leave: 12 days of Sick Leave annually accruing from day one, eligible for use after three months’ service time.

Paid Vacation:

  • Two weeks annually, accruing from day one, for non-exempt positions.

  • Four weeks annually, accruing from day one, for exempt positions.

  • Accrued vacation is eligible for use after six months’ service time.

Paid Holidays: 13 designated holidays + 1 floating holiday per year


The Salvation Army is a branch of the Christian Church, and the goal of all programs is the spiritual regeneration of all people.


Shelby Accounting Systems, Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Access), Portfolio, Vivid



PREFERRED: Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Business Administration and three or more years of “hands-on” experience in a business computer accounting environment.


Accounting: Possess a general understanding of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and FASB Standards pertinent to The Salvation Army.

Computer: The ability to operate within a computer environment is essential, as is a working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, and E-mail.

Office: The ability to operate 10-key by touch and other standard office equipment efficiently is necessary.

Organization: The ability to address multiple projects in a time-sensitive manner.

Professional: The ability to present oneself professionally and maintain confidentiality and sensitivity in relation to information and documentation.

Personal: The ability to interact with both co-workers and management positively.


The Senior Accountant is responsible for the initial setup and maintenance of all financial accounting records related to the operation of multiple corps sites in the Northwest & Alaska Divisions. The accounting for these corps sites is done at DHQ by DHQ Finance department staff. The Accountant will also be responsible forpreparing and submittingf all financial reports required by The Salvation Army per established policy and procedure andkeepingp Salvation Army management informed of the current financial condition of the operation. Limited travel to the different sites may be required. The accountant is responsible for financial analysis and presentation of the corps' financial condition to the DFS, Controller & GL team monthly.


The Accountant’s responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintenance of General Ledger included responsibility formonth-endd closings and required journal entries.

  • Responsible for reconciling General Ledger to the Portfolio donor management system every month.

  • Responsible for the accuracy of all Accounts Payable functions, including promptly entering all invoices and payments.

  • Responsible for the accuracy of all Accounts Receivable functions, including promptly counting, depositing, and recording of receivables.

  • Responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of Government billings and follow-up with the collection of the Receivables

  • Responsible for generating all Month End Financial Reports and any interim reports requested by administration by the 10th working day of the following month.

  • Responsible for the maintenance and record-keeping associated with Custodian and subsidiary accounts.

  • Responsible for accurately filing all pertinent accounting documents promptly.

  • Responsible for peer review and approval of general journals of one other accountant.

  • Responsible for assisting management in the Budgeting

  • Responsible for preparing materials requested in connection with Audits conducted by Independent outside auditors and Salvation Army internal auditors.

  • Any other duties assigned by the department managers.


  • Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis

  • Ability to grasp, push, and pull objects such as files and file cabinet drawers and reach overhead

  • Ability to operate a telephone

  • Ability to use a desktop or laptop computer

  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. (usually file boxes)

  • Ability to access and produce information from a computer

  • Ability to understand written information

Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is a reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

The Salvation Army will comply with all governmental orders and any contractual obligations relative to COVID-19 safety measures, including mandatory vaccination of staff, if required. The Salvation Army will consider requests for exemptions from any such requirements on either religious or medical grounds.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/People with Disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)