Finance Manager (Location Flexible)

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The Nature Conservancy

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Arlington, VA, United States

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30+ days ago


Arlington, Virginia, USA
Remote home office; the location for this position is flexible within countries where The Nature Conservancy is a registered NGO and has an already established office. This position is not eligible for relocation or immigration assistance.




The Finance Manager provides highly specialized finance, accounting and grant and award-related management services for the global Protect Oceans, Lands and Waters (POLW) business unit.

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 employ strong relationship and information management skills to advance priorities and meet goals and outcomes, responds 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 administer and maintain finance and accounting activities in accordance with TNC policies, procedures and best practices.
The location for this position is flexible within countries where The Nature Conservancy is a registered NGO and has an already established office. This position is not eligible for relocation or immigration assistance. May involve domestic and international travel.


Are you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a difference every day.

The ideal candidate should have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and experience in management of controls and reports. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by managing and shaping the work of our team!

The responsibilities and scope for this position are:

  • 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 a remote and diverse teams of finance managers and specialists to ensure integrated efforts and outcomes.
  • Ensures that 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 areas of responsibility.
  • May participate in complex negotiations.


  • 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.
  • Technical 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.


  • Experience working with diverse cultures, international teams, currencies and/or international operational considerations.
  • Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Non-profit accounting experience preferred.
  • Experience in manipulating, analyzing and interpreting data. Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of current trends in specific field.
  • Excellent English writing skills are essential.
  • Ability to write and speak in a language other than English, such as Spanish, Portuguese, French or Chinese, highly desirable.
  • MBA, CPA and/or CIA may be preferred.


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become 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, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy 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 in the Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, well-being, and flexibility needs 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.

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