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Job Ref:  44868
Employer:  Nature Conservancy.
State/Province:  DC Metro Area;Maryland
Type of Employment:  Full Time
Environmental Categories:  Other
Industries:  Financial Services
Job Description:  WORK WITH US

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/about-us to learn more.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.



POSITION SUMMARY

The Finance Manager is responsible for the management, maintenance and reporting of financial data related to the Maryland/DC Business Unit. S/he serves as staff liaison to Worldwide Office Finance and to the MDDC Board of Trustees' Treasurer.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Responsibilities include annual budget development, monitoring and maintaining all financial information, preparing operations forecasts, preparing Treasurer's Reports for Board of Trustee meetings, monitoring the use of restricted and mitigation funding, overseeing invoice processing, managing operations journal entries, and facilitating fiscal year end close. S/he reviews operations government grants budgets and reports and works closely with MDDC's Grants Specialist. S/he reviews proposals for private funding and works closely with MDDC's Major Gifts Manager to ensure compliance with donor intent. S/he works closely with MDDC's Finance and Operations Coordinator on funds received and receivable. Provides recommendations related to finances in the overall organizational planning, policy development and implementation process. Performs financial analysis, compares estimates to actual results, and recommends corrective action as appropriate. Generates periodic internal and external reports for field and/or management use. Assists in developing and implementing appropriate systems, policies and procedures related to financial reporting and analysis and serves as a resource to staff on financial matters, policies, procedures and guidelines. Works on special projects as assigned.


RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

• Responsible for coordination of budget development, and monitoring budget throughout the fiscal year.
• Works toward meeting the strategic priorities of the program by developing and coordinating tactics for approved plans and completing day-to-day tasks.
• Coordinates projects.
• 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 finances.
• Manage projects with several variables, set realistic deadlines, manage a timeline, and ensure accountability.
• Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines.
• Discretion and sensitivity in handling confidential information.
• Travel occasionally; work long and flexible hours as needed.
• Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 4 years' related experience or equivalent combination.
• Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems.
• Experience working with GAAP and fund accounting principles, practices and regulations.
• Experience generating reports, and analyzing and interpreting data.
• Experience with budgeting.
• Experience with relational databases.
• Experience with government regulations related to grants and contracts.
• Experience with MS Office (Word and Excel). Technical command of spreadsheet programs, general ledger reports and other financial management tools. Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data.
• Proven experience handling confidential information.


HOW TO APPLY

To apply to position number 44868, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 10, 2016.
Click "submit" to apply for the position or "save for later" to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.
If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org. *LI -

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.


11/11/2016

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