Full Charge Bookkeeper

Atlanta, GA 740 MARIETTA STREET NW 30318, 740 MARIETTA STREET NW, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America Req #29052
Tuesday, December 19, 2023

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a job opening for Full Charge Bookkeeper.


Job Summary

Supervises all accounting functions and oversees implementation of any and all accounting programs for the Center; prepares special reports as requested by the Administrator; ensures accounting functions are performed in compliance with Salvation Army established policies, procedures, state, local, and federal rules and regulations; participates in audits by internal auditors; prepares financial reports and ensures the accuracy and completeness of all accounting activities.


Uses accounting methods that are analytical, creative, evaluative, and advisory in nature which requires an understanding of both accounting theory and accounting practice; relies on judgment, discretion, and experience to plan and accomplish goals. Provides advice and counsel to the Administrator regarding financial issues and develop ad hoc reports regarding new and/or reoccurring financial issues; provides advice and counsel regarding the significance of the financial issues in the reports. 


Develops yearly budgets for the Center and provides advice and counsel throughout the year to the Administrator regarding budgetary issues. Closes accounting books on a monthly basis and makes all appropriate journal entries within established time constraints. Analyzes accounting records to ensure accuracy, completeness, and conformance to established standards. 


Prepares various financial reports, explains inquiries about reports, and ensures that all financial data is accurate, timely, and complete for management review. Participates in audits conducted by internal auditors, and corrects issues found during the audits; responds to financial inquiries regarding all financial reports developed for management. Drives for The Salvation Army to perform random store audits and other activities.


Reconciles the operating account on a daily basis and other accounts including, but not limited to payroll account that must be reconciled in accordance with established guidelines; variances and out of the ordinary issues must be reported to the Administrator and ARC Command Director of Finance. Reviews Over/Short accounts for discrepancies and resolves in accordance with established guidelines. Mediates between Center personnel and bookkeeping personnel for smooth operations and proper control of receipts, disbursements, and purchasing.


Calculates and proposes salary increases for both exempt and non-exempt employees within budgetary constraint and sends all payroll reports to the ARC Command. 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the practices and procedures of basic accounting and/or bookkeeping. Knowledge of general office practices and procedures. Knowledge of computer spreadsheet software capabilities. Skill in writing reports and developing spreadsheet templates. Ability to read and comprehend manuals and written instructions. Ability to organize and maintain files of accounting records.


Ability to apply attention to detail and to perform assigned work at a level of proficiency that will limit the impact of errors. Ability to process financial documents in compliance with established policies and procedures.


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, or a related field, and five years’ experience working in the Accounting field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Licenses and Certifications

Valid State Driver’s License.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language. Ability to perform mathematical calculations. Ability to type and keypunch information into a computer. Ability to sort and file documents alphabetically and numerically. Ability to operate general office equipment including a telephone, typewriter, computer and adding machine.


Limited physical effort required associated with sitting, walking, standing, lifting, bending, reaching, twisting, pushing, pulling, 75% to 100% of the work time, and carrying light objects (generally less than 25 lbs.) up to 25% of work time.


Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking.


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.


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

Other details

  • Job Family ARC-EXEMPT
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Atlanta, GA 740 MARIETTA STREET NW 30318, 740 MARIETTA STREET NW, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America