Finance Manager

Employer Name The Nature Conservancy   Address 4245 Fairfax Drive
Job Type Full-time, Permanent   Address 2
Experience 5 - 7 Years   City Arlington
Education Bachelors Degree   State Virginia
  Zip Code 22203

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Job Description

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Financial Manager provides highly specialized finance, accounting and award-related management services for the global Protect Oceans, Lands and Waters (POLW) business unit. A primary focus will be supporting the Durable Protection Strategies programs, with integration into the highly networked efforts of the entire team and organization.

The Finance Manager will be a key member of the POLW Operations Team and manage responsibilities for large, multi-year and collaborative protection outcome projects across highest priority geographic regions. The Finance Manager has multiple clients including conservation teams, finance and business unit leadership, centralized finance and accounting staff, philanthropy relationship managers and donor stewards, and external partners. Examples of specific responsibilities include multi-year planning and budgeting for programs and fund portfolios; leading and coordinating with global, regional and country teams (especially financial contacts) on planning, fund allocation and reporting; preparing and reviewing monthly/quarterly/annual reports for internal and external stakeholders; carrying out accounting activities including adjustments, journal entries and balance sheet maintenance; guiding program leads regarding financial positions, best practices, processes and systems; participating in Operations Team and extended operations team efforts and special projects; and coordinating with philanthropy and conservation staff on proposals and donor reports. They will employ strong relationship and information management skills to advance priorities and meet goals and outcomes, respond to complex employee/management questions and problems based on advanced knowledge of finances, and provide assistance to all levels of personnel to help raise financial literacy and sustainability. They have a high level of expertise in their areas of management and administers and maintains finance and accounting activities in accordance with TNC policies and procedures and best practices.


Works toward meeting the strategic priorities of the program by developing and coordinating tactics for approved plans and completing day-to-day tasks. This will include working directly with program leads and field teams to develop budgets and manage to and adapt plans, prepare and communicate reports, prepare adjustments and journal entries, meet donor intent and fund restrictions, coordinate with centralized functions, and maintain data and systems.
Coordinates projects and team efforts around shared funds and fund management, including leading remote and diverse teams of finance managers and specialists to ensure integrated efforts and outcomes.
Ensures programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.
Reinforces consistency in the organization's policies and procedures and provides support related to relevant field.
May participate in complex negotiations.

Required Skills

Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 4 years' related experience or equivalent combination.
Experience with relational databases/ enterprise financial systems.
Experience with grants award accounting issues.
Experience, coursework or other training with U.S. Federal Uniform Guidance, state and local regulations, multilateral and international regulations, and standard contract clauses, as applicable.
Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems.
Experience with government regulations related to grants and contracts.

Description of Benefits: Salary / Commissions / Bonuses / Other

Comprehensive Insurance Medical | Vision | Dental
Annual, personal, holiday and sick leave
401(k) eligible for an 8% employer match after one-year service and at 3-years of total service/100% vested.
Competitive pay