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The Salvation Army - Metro Division Accounting Manager (SBK) in South Bend, Indiana


The Salvation Army Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The Kroc Center Vision Statement

The Kroc Center provides an accessible environment that enriches the lives of everyone in our community by providing opportunities for holistic individual success.

Our Vision

Where people learn, grow, and succeed.

Our Core Values

Joy, Excellence, Team Player, Service, Christ-likeness


The Accounting Manager is responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting. This position will be responsible for maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. The Accounting Manager supervises an Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Specialist and is responsible for ensuring that work is properly completed in a timely and accurate manner. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities.

  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure

  • Responsible for the operation of all accounting systems and records including but not limited to cash receipts, expenditures, investments, purchasing, inventory, assets and payroll

  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations verifying accuracy with the General Ledger

  • Assist in cash flow management including cash requirementsand reporting

  • Communicates with Divisional Finance Department to ensure accurate timely bank transfers are performed to meet expense and investment requirements while maintaining and executing subsidiary records and system entries

  • Assist in Capital Campaign recording with the Divisional Development Department

  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts on a weekly basis – including but not limited to cash, accounts receivable, inventory, accounts payable and purchases clearing; research and resolve discrepancies

  • Ensure accuracy of vendor activity and issue applicable 1099’s as required

  • Prepare and enter all month-end and year-end journal entries for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll and General Ledger

  • Review postings to the GL for accuracy and timeliness

  • Prepare monthly and on-demand financial statements for senior managementand department managers

  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close

  • Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information.

  • Ensure the monthly and quarterly Bank Compliance activities are performed in a timely and accurate manner

  • Assists in the annual preparation of budget and forecasting activities

  • Collaborates with the other department managers tomaintain accounting controls by defining, writing and maintaining accounting policies and procedures

  • Guides other departments by researching and interpreting accounting policy; applying observations and recommendations to operational issues tosupport overall department goals and objectives

  • Implement and ensure internal controls and procedures are followed to protect staff and Kroc Center and Salvation Army Assets

  • Advises staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions

  • Responds to inquiries from the Director Operations, Division, and other finance and firm wide managers regarding financial results, special reporting requests

  • Work with the Director Operations to ensure a clean and timely year end audit

  • Assist in the development, maintenance and implementation of financial reporting systems and procedures to enhance the workflow of the department while ensuring the integrity and sound accounting procedures, reporting and controls are maintained

  • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed

  • Handle personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, performance issues, etc.

  • Work with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff

  • Support Director Operations with special projects and workflow process improvements

  • Additional duties as assigned


  • BS/BA in Accounting is a requirement

  • Minimum of five years public or corporate accounting experience is a requirement

  • Previous demonstrated experience supervising accounting staff

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written); ability to articulate complex situations to audiences with varying degrees of financial sophistication

  • Proven track record of effectively building relationships within the Accounting and Operations and throughout the organization

  • Proven ability to exercise effective, independent judgment

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision on multiple tasks and must possess strong problem-solving skills

  • A demonstrated track record of competence in financial reporting and compliance with GAAP

  • Experience meeting tight and specific deadlines, takes pride in doing excellent work

  • Experience in technical aspects of accounting and financial reporting, with the ability to proactively identify issues and offer solutions

  • Knowledge of and ability to use automated accounting systems including capability to identify an issue and drill down and research related transactions for explanation

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications and 10 key by touch

Job LocationsUS-IN-South Bend

Job ID2020-15418

of Openings1


TypeRegular Full-Time