Welcome to the Territorial Headquarters (THQ) Finance Department web page, designed to provide valuable information to Salvation Army personnel at both the divisional and local levels, related to financial management in The Salvation Army.
The Finance Department is comprised of 170 professional and support staff who provide corporate finance, accounting, financial reporting, investment, treasury management, and pension and payroll services to The Salvation Army. About 100 of the staff is based at the Army’s head office in Toronto, with the remaining staff located in Calgary and St. John’s.
David Dunstan is Assistant Financial Secretary. His career has been spent almost entirely in various accounting and management roles at Territorial Headquarters, including financial analyst, assistant chief accountant, chief accountant, director of accounting and director of financial reporting. In his current role David managers the finance department's financial reporting, treasury, accounting operations and payroll teams. He also provides oversight to the Army's charitable registration, chart of accounts, budgets, external audit, office services, taxation, estates and donor fulfilment.
David is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, and continued his studies in accounting, earning the Certified Management Accountant designation in 2002. With the recent merger of the accounting bodies he is therefore a CPA, CMA. He currently serves as the finance board chair of the Canadian Council of Churches.
Samantha Moss is Assistant Financial Secretary. She has been with The Salvation Army since 2006 and this is her sixth role within the Army during that time, all of which were held in the finance department. Samantha began her career with the organization as a financial analyst shortly after graduating from university, and has also held roles as assistant director of accounting and director of accounting for both Ontario and Territorial Headquarters. In her current role, Samantha is responsible for oversight of the financial accounting group in Toronto, the accounts payable and receivable groups in Calgary and St John’s, taxation, technology and financial systems, customer service, business continuity, property projects, accounting policy and internal controls. Samantha is also the Executive Lead for the UltiPro Project, a new human resources and payroll system for the territory.
Samantha graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in economics and finance, received a post graduate diploma in accounting from Wilfred Laurier University and holds a CPA, CMA designation.