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Staff Accountant I - E_Finance Department-128

2626 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA Req #8943
Thursday, December 5, 2019


Under the direction of the Accounting Supervisor, the Staff Accountant I is responsible for maintaining the general ledger, accounts receivable and accounts payable functions providing financial reporting, analytical as well as transactional accounting service to the Divisional Headquarters. Applies principles of accounting to analyze accounts receivable, accounts payable, income and expense transactions for entry into the Divisional Headquarters general ledger. Accomplishes tasks with particular emphasis on internal and external customer service and seeks to add value for the organization’s management.


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.


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; knowledge of Great Plains (GP Dynamics 2010) preferred; or

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

and abilities.


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.

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.

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 complete our on-line application using the apply button at the bottom of this posting.

Application Submittal Period 12/5/2019 – 12/11/2019

 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 NCV-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Finance
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2626 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA