Accountant

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The Nature Conservancy

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Melbourne, Australia

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16 days ago

OFFICE LOCATION


Carlton, Australia

WHO WE ARE


Founded in 1951, 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. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, 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.

The Nature Conservancy first commenced operations in Australia in 2002. Since that time TNC Australia has grown significantly and now conducts projects in all mainland Australian states and territories. Our work focuses on three main biogeographical zones – the Outback (including work with many Indigenous Traditional Owner groups supporting their efforts to manage their country for its cultural and conservation values); our Oceans (including our extensive shellfish reef building program across the bays and estuaries of southern Australia), and the Southern Murray-Darling Basin (including innovative water funds and property management), To learn more about our work in Australia visit www.natureaustralia.org.au or follow us on facebook.com/TNCAustralia.

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC


The accountant provides specialized finance/accounting-related services to a department or business unit.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


The accountant provides specialized services in accounting, financial reporting, grant administration 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 management. The accountant provides assistance to staff in their specialty area. They respond to moderately complex employee/management questions and problems based on advanced knowledge of the subject area

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Ensures financial data integrity by managing the general ledger in Insight and MYOB to a high standard in conjunction with internal TNC partners including Related Entities, Asia Pacific Resource Centre and World Office finance teams.
  • Manages banking information upkeeping and processes investment transfers.
  • Ensures timely completion of the monthly finance cycle including journals, accruals, prepayments and provisions etc.
  • Review FBT and prepare quarterly BAS reports.
  • Assistance with internal and year-end audit process
  • Participates as an active and constructive member of team, contributing to team planning, goals, and reporting
  • Provides financial planning, management, and reporting information to the project managers and assistance in budgeting and forecasting to support the delivery of projects with maximum impact and accountability in users’ financial decisions.
  • Provides timely acquittals and reporting to funders and other external stakeholders through collaboration with private and public fund management teams
  • Performs private award costing functions in PCB.
  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 3 years' related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with accounting/financial issues and analysis.
  • Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems.
  • Technical experience with spreadsheet programs, general ledger reports and financial management tools.
  • Experience with Australian Accounting Standards


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • May require fluency in a specific foreign language(s) to support global operations.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • May require working knowledge of grants accounting.

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 51889, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on August 10th, 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.

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