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Arlington, Virginia, USA

The location for this position is flexible within countries where The Nature Conservancy has an established office. Salary is based on physical working location. No relocation assistance. Arlington, Virginia is our headquarter location.



The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The Finance Associate, Global Climate provides specialized finance/accounting-related services to the Tackle Climate Change Team (Global Climate). They will provide specialized services in accounting or similar financial activities for a department or business unit. They are an expert in their area of specialization. They administer and maintain finance/accounting activities in accordance with TNC policies and procedures and best practices in financial management.

This is a two-year funded position with the possibility for extension based on deliverables and funding.


The Finance Associate, Global Climate will provide support on all financial operations for geographically dispersed teams with specific focus on day-to-day transactional support, monitoring and reporting multiple budgets to actuals, and other support for our private grant management and annual budgets.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Supports in preparing/processing various transactional accounting forms and reports, such as journal entries, cash receipt recordings, and adjustments.
  • Collaborates with accurate processing of income, expenses, and transfers, as well pulling monthly financial reports from the general ledger and other ad hoc financial reporting.
  • Supports in donor and management financial reports and materials including budget/spend analysis, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Performs all research, analysis and accounting adjustments needed for Private Awards mechanisms.
  • Works in multiple financial systems and relational databases.
  • Assists in the detailed review and analysis of invoices, expense reports, and transaction data for conservation teams.
  • May support the management of multi-year, high value private grants including proposal budgets, monitoring, cost assignment, forecasting and reporting.
  • May manage special projects and/or requests that address key contract or financial issues.
  • Ensures TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met.
  • Reinforces consistency in the organization's policies and procedures and provides support related to relevant field.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 3 years' related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with GAAP and fund accounting principles, practices, and regulations.
  • Experience using automated accounting systems.


  • Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data. Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong attention to detail, high level of accuracy in work products.
  • Experience with accounting/financial issues and analysis.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Experience applying organizational skills, including establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Technical experience with spreadsheet programs, general ledger reports and financial management tools.
  • Discretion and sensitivity handling confidential information.
  • Experience in developing high-quality “customer service” products.
  • Ability to work in partnership with others in a collaborative role.
  • Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • May require fluency in a specific foreign language(s) to support global operations.
  • Non-profit accounting experience.
  • US government grants accounting experience may be preferred or required.


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers competitive and comprehensive benefits packages tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports the health and well-being of the people we employ.


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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 people 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.

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.