Related Entities Operations Manager - US & Latin America

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The Nature Conservancy

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Arlington, VA, United States

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3 days ago

OFFICE LOCATION


Arlington, Virginia, USA

This position is open to remote work within the United States. Arlington, VA is our headquarters

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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 Related Entities Operations Manager is responsible for managing the review, timeliness and accuracy of subsidiary and affiliate organization financial information in compliance with The Nature Conservancy’s policies and procedures, relevant legal and regulatory frameworks, and financial/management best practices.

The Related Entities Operations Manager is responsible for the review and, in some cases, preparation of consolidating financial transactions to ensure proper recording and reporting and the effective operation of related internal accounting controls. This includes working with financial reporting and other compliance aspects of the Conservancy’s related entities (i.e. subsidiaries), as well as with Conservancy policies and standard operating procedures. This position supervises a small team of senior accountants and works collaboratively with financial, audit, legal and compliance professionals across the organization. The Related Entities Operations Manager is expected to remain knowledgeable regarding US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), US Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Roles and responsibilities for the Related Entities Operations Manager include utilizing GAAP, IFRS and GAAS related to nonprofit accounting to continue to establish processes and quality assurance programs to ensure proper consolidated financial accounting and reporting for all Conservancy related entities. They will coordinate with business unit and related entity Finance personnel to ensure financial results of related entities are accurately recorded and reported, review reconciliation of related entity financial statements to parent entity general ledger prepared by business unit/related entity financial personnel for completion, accuracy and timeliness. They will then follow up and monitor corrections as needed. The Related Entities Operations Manager will serve as point of contact for external auditors regarding consolidating/eliminating entries of related entities, as well as, providing internal guidance and maintaining proper documentation for decisions on whether to consolidate related entities. They will identify and escalate performance issues to senior level business unit, regional and corporate financial management as appropriate, and make recommendations for improvements to process and procedures as applicable. They will ensure compliance with the Conservancy’s Related Entity SOP, including update and monitor changes in the status of related entities, monitor related entity compliance with required local regulatory requirements, liaison with outside accounting service providers and/or some hands-on regulatory compliance review and preparation.


This position will supervisor a small Related Entities Operations team, review work performed by the Related Entities Operation team, including bank reconciliations, financial statement reconciliations and journal entries, as well as approve invoices/expenses among other items, and as necessary, prepare internal and external financial reports. They will ensure programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance and reinforce consistency in the organization's policies and procedures and provides support related to relevant field. This position may manage or participate in complex negotiations. They will report to leadership on activities and complete other tasks and special projects as assigned.


WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU


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. We’re looking for someone with strong experience in leading a diverse, multi-disciplinary team.

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

WHAT YOU'LL BRING


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting and at least 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with accounting principles, practices and regulations.
  • Experience recruiting, supervising and developing staff.
  • Experience with GAAP and GAAS
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Technical expert on complex accounting/financial issues. Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience monitoring for and ensuring compliance with organizational policy, applicable law and regulation, and finance/accounting / management best practice.
  • Experience analyzing a regulatory framework and applying it to a situation at hand.
  • Expert knowledge of GAAP and/or regulatory framework.
  • Experience evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of management controls; interpreting guidelines and analyzing factual information to adapt or modify processes as needed.
  • Service orientation and ability to effectively communicate using a variety of media (e.g. email, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, phone) to overcome barriers such as remote work locations, differences in language and time zones, and technology limitations.
  • Flexibility to changing situations and priorities.
  • Ability to resolve complex issues independently within program area.
  • Experience acting as a resource to others to solve problems.
  • CPA 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 a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work 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 of the health and well-being of the people we employ.

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 52214, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. 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.

Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!

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.