Staff Accountant

2300 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA Req #25183
Friday, March 17, 2023

The Salvation Army is an international non-profit organization who has a local presence in Washington, DC and its surrounding communities.  National Capital Area Command (NCAC) serves National Capital Region families and individuals in crisis (Washington, DC; Maryland; Northern Virginia).  Our vision is to have the Greater Washington, DC area be a place where people of all ages live in safe and sustainable communities, in which differences are respected, and people are empowered to learn, work, and worship in freedom.  We are excited to announce we are hiring two full-time Staff Accountant’s in our Washington, DC location to join our team!


Job Summary


Performs computerized double-entry bookkeeping task requiring basic and advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of fund accounting in order to properly record and maintain precise fiscal records and financial data. Applies fundamental bookkeeping knowledge and skills to varied bookkeeping task such as posting, checking entries, issuing checks, balancing accounts, and preparing financial reports for assigned accounts; prepares and maintains financial records in an accurate, complete, and timely manner while ensuring the integrity, security, and accountability of Salvation Army financial accounts. Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options, assists in budget preparation, and reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information. Prepares and ratifies hours and accruals for payroll processing.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of the basic concepts and principles of accounting, methods and procedures (especially fund accounting) in the performance of daily activities.  Knowledge of accounts payable, billing, accounts receivable, general ledger and banking transactions processes and functions.  Knowledge of the accounting and personnel terminology used within the accounting profession and within organization.  Ability to establish and maintain effective and efficient filing systems (both paper and electronic) for accounting documents and records.  Ability to analyze, prepare, code and enter basic financial transactions for entry into the General Ledger.  Ability to meet attendance requirements.  Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Ability to demonstrate proficiency in word processing software (MS Word) and to demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in spreadsheet software (MS Excel) and database software (MS Access).  Ability to demonstrate proficiency with Great Plains (GP Dynamics 2010) or similar accounting software.  Ability to demonstrate proficiency in budgeting, tax preparation and financial reporting systems – client web services, preferred.  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, interest and proportions to practical situations.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as contracts, lease and other agreements, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing to employees, internal and external customers of the organization.  Ability to operate various general office equipment including a computer and 10-key calculator.  Ability to effectively and efficiently work on multiple projects at the same time without becoming frustrated or disorganized.  Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 90% of work time when reading reports, preparing budgets, or researching financial transactions.  Ability to manage mental and visual fatigue due to sustained periods of concentration, working under pressure of deadlines and continual interruptions in concentration. 


Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting AND Two years of experience with general ledger accounting, depreciation, reconciliation and advanced spreadsheet/database production




Six years of equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Knowledge of Great Plains (GP Dynamics 2010) preferred


Licenses and Certifications


Valid State Driver’s License


Physical Requirements


Duties are usually performed seated.  Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking.  Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting, and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ability to travel to assigned Corps location as warranted. 


Working Conditions


Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.
Additional Information


All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

To apply, please select the “Apply Now” icon at the bottom of this posting.

*Application Submittal Period: 03/17/2023 to 03/24/2023

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


When an application is selected for review, typically, only applicants who indicate the relevant education and experience requirements, as indicated in the job description for the position, may be considered for job openings. Please FULLY complete the application, answer questions completely, honestly and to the best of your ability. Please also upload a copy of your resume (when available). Those applicants requiring accommodation to the application and/or interview process should contact a representative of the Human Resources Department at the applicable location.

We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family PMC-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Finance
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $38.46
  • Job Start Date Monday, March 27, 2023
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