Lead Accountant

Chattanooga, TN, USA Req #31257
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Location:  Chattanooga, TN    

About this opportunity:

Lead work of the accounting functions; compile analyses and review financial reports; plan, coordinate, monitor, and participate in all phases of accounting and bookkeeping functions and financial reporting.  Make sure that transactions are performed promptly and in compliance with established policies and procedures while maintaining the accuracy and integrity of the financial reports. Prepare various financial statements, including balance sheets, income, expense reports, etc., as needed by departments, officers, and Advisory Board; participate during audits by preparing the relevant audit backup information. Prepare and process receipts, deposits, and all other accounts receivable-type duties.  Prepare and process invoices, checks, payroll, and general ledger journals. Prepare and generate the General Journal entries with the ability to research any differences and correct entries. Review peers’ batches before posting to the general ledger. Must be able to meet deadlines and work independently with minimal supervision.

Key responsibilities:

  • Reports, Analyses, and Reviews:.
  • Journal entries, Receivables & Payable Functions
  • Reconciliations and Filing


What we are looking for in you:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration




    Three to five years of progressive accounting experience performing double-entry computerized accounting work; lead/supervisory experience of staff preferred.




    Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:


Ability to meet attendance requirements.


Ability to read, write, and communicate in the English language.


Ability to type and keypunch information into a computer.


Ability to perform routine and complex mathematical computations repeatedly, rapidly, and accurately.


Ability to effectively and efficiently work on multiple projects simultaneously without becoming frustrated or disorganized.


Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail with constant breaks in concentration associated with answering phones or speaking in person to clients requiring assistance.


Ability to manage mental and visual fatigue due to sustained periods of concentration, working under the pressure of deadlines, and continual interruptions in concentration.


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


Limited physical effort is required for walking, standing, lifting, and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time.

Employee Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holiday Pay
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plans and more!


Why work for us?


The Salvation Army offers a broad range of career opportunities, particularly targeted toward those motivated by our mission, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The Salvation Army strives to do the “Most Good” for its employees by offering a greater sense of purpose in the work performed, by training and mentoring employees and by offering competitive compensation and benefit plans.  Whether employed as a truck driver, administrative support team member or the director of a program, our employees understand at the core of their work is the opportunity to be an integral part of an organization that is Doing the Most Good.

Five values at the heart of everything we do…We are…

  • Passionate
  • Compassionate
  • Uplifting
  • Brave
  • Trustworthy

Additional Information:

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

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Application Submittal Period:  June 11, 2024 - June 17, 2024

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 KT-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Finance
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Tuesday, June 25, 2024
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  • Chattanooga, TN, USA