Finance/Accounting Specialist III

About Us

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. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
 

Position Summary

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Maryland/DC Chapter’s Finance Team! Our work is focused on two areas where our outcomes can have the greatest impact for the residents of Maryland/DC: protecting clean water and tackling climate change. Our efforts span the region, from western Maryland's Central Appalachian forests to our nation's capital and beyond to the Chesapeake Bay. The Finance/Accounting Specialist III provides highly specialized finance/accounting-related services to the Maryland/DC business unit. Working under the supervisor of the Director of People and Finance, the Finance/Accounting Specialist III will support all finance and accounting activities for the chapter.
 
The Finance/Accounting Specialist III provides highly specialized services in the following functions: budgeting; financial analysis and reporting; financial management; accounting; auditing; grants administration, management controls and reporting; or similar financial activities for a department or business unit. They have a high level of expertise in their area(s) of specialization. The position administers and maintains finance/accounting activities in accordance with TNC policies and procedures and best practices in financial/organizational management, provides assistance to all levels of personnel in their specialty area, and responds to complex employee/management questions and problems based on advanced knowledge of the subject area. Responsibilities and scope for this position include working toward meeting the strategic priorities of the program by developing and coordinating tactics for approved plans and completing day-to-day tasks; coordinating projects, providing training, guidance, and support to budget managers and staff; ensuring programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance; reinforcing consistency in the organization's policies and procedures and provides support related to relevant field, and other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 4 years' related experience or equivalent combination.
• Experience with relational databases.
• Technical experience with grants award accounting issues.
• Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems.
• Experience with government regulations related to grants and contracts.
Professional certification (or candidate) as a CPA or CIA.

How to Apply
 
For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID #47594 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on May 28, 2019. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
 
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Job URL: 
https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/APPL/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJ...

Opportunity type

Full-time