Financial Modelling Analyst (Location Flexible)

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The Nature Conservancy

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Arlington, VA, United States

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21 days ago

OFFICE LOCATION


Arlington, Virginia, USA
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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.

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WHO WE ARE


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.”

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER


The Financial Modelling Analyst (Analyst) provides highly specialized finance-related services to the Project Finance for Permanence Global Strategy, supporting several emerging PFPs across the globe. The Analyst will be part of the Global Protect Oceans, Lands, and Waters program and will sit within the Durable Protection Strategies team, reporting to the Associate Director for the PFP strategy. The Analyst will work in close partnership with a range of country teams and other internal and external partners.

The Analyst will provide financial modeling and analysis support for the PFP team and other conservation finance projects at The Nature Conservancy, as needed. They collaborate closely with in-country, regional, and global deal team staff, and will be a part of a global network of practitioners supporting PFPs and durable protection strategies.

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. Requires willingness and ability to travel up to 10% both domestically and internationally.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU


The Analyst will support PFPs in priority geographies - as well as other TNC teams, where needed - with financial modeling and related analysis in connection with business development, internal approvals, financing processes, and post-close monitoring. The position requires expertise in building financial models that integrate: 1) the cost structure of a PFP, 2) the revenue sources for the PFP, and 3) the development of scenarios that assess the gap between the costs and revenue sources. The Analyst will be expected to build models in accordance with best industry practices, audit/edit third-party models, run scenario and sensitivity analyses, maintain and optimize models through financial close and during operations, summarize the results of modeling and other quantitative analysis in presentations and memoranda, and periodically present to senior management and external audiences.

Roles and responsibilities for this position include:

  • Build, audit, edit, maintain and optimize financial models in Excel, following best practices (e.g. clearly identified/documented assumptions, consistent/transparent formulas, fully dynamic calculations, solid mathematical logic, appropriate accounting treatment, consistent formatting/labeling, etc.).
  • Conduct sensitivity/scenario analyses and probabilistic simulations to assess the likelihood of achieving different fundraising sources including but not limited to commercial and philanthropy financing.
  • Summarize results of analysis in clear and succinct documents. Help draft internal approval documentation (e.g., credit committee/board memoranda). Periodically present to senior management and external partners.
  • Help draft presentations, memoranda, project summaries to communicate lending/investment opportunities to governments, lenders, donors, debt/equity investors, or other third parties.
  • Liaise with internal and external experts in conservation, tax/accounting, legal, and model auditing to develop/refine model parameters/assumptions.
  • Work on several projects simultaneously, likely at different stages of development (initial scoping, business development, due diligence, closing, etc.). Adhere to agreed deadlines and communicate proactively.
  • Perform additional job-related duties as needed.
  • Limited travel (less than 10% of time) may be required. Work from home/office flexibility.
  • Immediate learning/career development opportunities through work with senior team members, other Conservancy staff and TNC training programs.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business Administration or a related field and 4 years’ related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience in developing/using complex financial models, knowledge of advanced Excel functions (macros etc.).
  • Experience with financial modeling standards (such as FAST).
  • Experience generating reports and analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data.
  • Experience with Financial, Planning and Analysis (FP&A) processes such as budgeting, forecasting, controlling and reporting.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Attention to detail and high degree of organization, including proactive communication and follow-up.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Financial modeling training.
  • Project management experience.
  • Familiarity with debt and equity instruments through banking, consulting, corporate finance, and related fields.
  • Experience with large databases and unstructured information.
  • Multilingual skills and/or multicultural experience.
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary, cross functional teams.
  • Experience supporting multiple projects in various locations and/or continents.
  • MBA, CPA and/or CIA may be preferred.

WHAT WE BRING


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 nature.org/careers.

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

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 52531, submit your cover letter and resume online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 pm EST, Sunday, December 11th, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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 applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

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 while committing to closing the gender pay gap 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.