8495 Southeast Monterey Avenue
The Salvation Army
Cascade Divisional Headquarters
Position Title: Divisional Finance Director (DFD)
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.
Education and Work Experience:
Education: Graduation from an accredited University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business. MBA preferred.
Completion of either the CPA or CMA certificate. Current certification is required for the duration of employment.
Work/Professional Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in managerial accounting and supervisory experience and the ability to serve as a member of a leadership team.
Scope of Position: The Divisional Finance Director (DFD) oversees the financial affairs and accounting of The Salvation Army Cascade Division. The DFD gives leadership and supervision to the Finance Department and is responsible for accounting, planning and reporting for the approximately 35 units within the Cascade Division. The DFD is a member of the leadership team and will help to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) guidelines.
- Broad proficiency in Excel and Word and useable experience with Access and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Shelby and Vivid are beneficial.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently.
Professionalism (not listed in priority order)
- Must adhere to all Salvation Army policies and procedures.
- Must maintain professional, courteous and cooperative manner with all internal personnel and outside contacts, demonstrating respect and a positive attitude toward them at all times during the workday.
- Must be cooperative, take initiative and be flexible in assisting others and to the best of the employee’s ability, ensure accurate and timely work objectives.
- Must demonstrate dependability by establishing a regular, predictable work schedule, taking appropriate time for lunch and breaks, and by limiting personal business and socializing to break periods.
- A number of the duties associated with this position require handling items of a sensitive and thereby confidential nature involving the organization and its personnel. The highest level of security must be maintained in addressing oral and written communications as well as the filing of correspondence so as to protect the integrity of all concerned.
- Must possess the self-discipline necessary to perform job independently and reliability.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The DFD is the assets custodian of the Division and is responsible for all aspects of financial management and accounting including but not limited to:
- Advises the Divisional Secretary for Business and others in divisional administration on matters of fiscal policy and management of the division.
- Create management reports as assigned and is responsible to supervise management reporting including financial statements, audits and budgets.
- Provides oversight of accounting procedures throughout the division to insure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, FASB requirements, and Salvation Army policy to ensure accuracy, validity and consistency of accounting practices.
- Participates in and is responsible for oversight of all accounting within the Division internal bookkeeping systems, fiscal controls and management systems.
- Meets monthly with Divisional Leaders to review Divisional finances and Estates/Reserve Accounts.
- Directs, leads, and coordinates the acquisition and distribution of the lease or purchase of vehicles for use in the Cascade Division.
- Creates reports as assigned and is responsible to supervise creation of reports that will communicate financial summaries in a valid but easily understood format for non-financial managers.
- As a member of Command Finance Council (CFC), will provide interpretation of financial data, procedures, and written variance reports.
- Functions as the secretary for CFC. Includes but not limited to recording and distributing minutes and presenting items related to requisitions, budgets, and audits for review by CFC.
- Develops and recommends appropriate fiscal operating changes as needed and provides account analysis and maintenance procedures in accordance with stated policies and procedures and compliance with the requirements of funding sources.
- Works with field units to resolve accounting problems and provide training of field unit personnel in a variety of aspects of accounting.
- Visits each field unit annually to review the unit’s financial performance.
- Work with Property Department to determine capital project funding. Maintain “committed” reserve report for CFC.
- Maintains a relationship with independent (CPA) auditors, including presentation of audits and the authorization of audit fees and costs.
- Keeps management apprised of financial, personnel, and other situations that will contribute to valid management decisions.
- Prepares as assigned or otherwise supervises preparation of timely budgets and financial forecasts.
- Prepares allocation schedules for the Portland Metro units. This includes but is not limited to program reserve earnings, Special Appeals, and other fund-raising revenue. Submit to CFC for approval as a part of the annual budget process.
- Conducts or assists with internal audits as needed.
- Prepares and submits all requests for property tax exemption as required for exemption of Salvation Army owned properties as required by statute.
- Act as the liaison and secretary for the Portland Metro Advisory Board Finance Committee. Prepare reports as requested by the committee by unit. Reports include, but are not limited to Balance Sheet, I&E Statement, Monthly Variance Report, other reports as requested. Attend Executive Committee and Advisory Board meetings as requested.
- Attend Advisory Council or Board meetings as requested by the Divisional Commander or Divisional Secretary.
- Review and recommend estate allocation fees for CFC.
- Compile mileage for employees and officers for proper W-2 and/or taxable fringe benefit reporting.
- Other duties as may be assigned.
This position requires long periods of sitting at a desk using a personal computer with screen monitor and telephone.
May be required to lift, move or carry materials up to 25 pounds.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, hand, or feel objects, tools, or controls; to talk or hear; reach with hands and arms.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
Must be able to comprehend assignments and/or ask for additional information or clarification until the assignment is understood.
Ability to operate telephone, desktop and laptop computer, copiers, scanner, fax, and other standard office machines.
The employee will work on many projects at once with interruptions and noise from ringing telephones, printers, copiers, and walk-in traffic. The position meets multiple, constant, rigid deadlines, and competing/changing priorities. There will be phone and in-person contact with people from diverse backgrounds who may be angry, hostile, confused, or frustrated.
The position requires the mental aptitude to organize projects, set priorities, calculate, catalogue, inspect, analyze plans, comprehend, and cooperate with others, & etc.
The employee works with minimum supervision and the work involves a high degree of independence. May be required to make independent decisions that may involve unique or unusual situations and/or complex issues and dealing with demanding requests and/or timelines.
Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
Occasionally travels overnight and out-of-state. Must be able to travel by air transportation.
With the supervisor’s approval, the DFD will establish a standard workweek taking into consideration the essential duties of this position, the mission of the department, and of the Salvation Army. The work of exempt employees is not measured solely by hours worked. Employees in exempt positions are expected to work the hours necessary to complete assignments on a schedule that satisfies the requirements of the job. A full-time commitment typically requires a minimum of 80 hours per bi-weekly pay period.
The Salvation Army does have a dress code. This will be shared with you at the time of employment.
There may be occasions where you will be called upon to perform tasks not specifically listed in this job description. It is of the utmost importance that flexibility and team conceptualization are in the character of you the employee.
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) will be considered.
Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Location: Divisional Headquarters
Position Title: Divisional Finance Director
Posted Wage: $95,000 to $105,000 DOE
HOW TO APPLY
Please upload cover letter, resume, and complete the job application provided.
Please note: A cover letter, resume, and completed job application are required to complete the application process. A job application is not considered complete unless a cover letter and resume are provided, and the application is dated and signed by the job applicant. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.
To apply in person go to The Salvation Army Cascade Divisional Headquarters, 8495 SE Monterey Ave., Happy Valley, OR 97086
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 503.794.3206 or email Denise.Gende@usw.salvationarmy.org. Ms. Gende will coordinate your accommodation request with personnel at the local address specified in paragraph two above.
If you have questions about this position, please contact Steve Weiss at Steve.Weiss@usw.salvationarmy.org or call 503.794.3205. Mr. Weiss is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-
EOE of Females/Minorities/Vets/Disability
- Posted Wage: $95,000 to $105,000 annually (DOE)
- Full time hours
- Excellent medical benefits
- Life Insurance
- Disability Insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid holidays
- Paid sick leave
- Paid vacation leave
Job Requisition Number: 10001 073018 CE1GDDFI