The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 79 countries and territories, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.
Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the West Virginia, Pennsylvania & Delaware Finance and Operations Team! Our work is focused on two areas where our outcomes can have the greatest impact for all who depend on nature within these three states and beyond: protecting our land and water, and tackling climate change. The Accounting Specialist provides specialized finance/accounting-related services to both the West Virginia (WV) Business Unit and the Pennsylvania & Delaware (PADE) Business Unit through a shared services model. The position will work closely with project managers, Business Unit leadership and Board of Trustees, as well as Legal and Finance colleagues at the Conservancy. Working under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Operations (PADE), the Accounting Specialist will support accounting and finance activities for both Business Units.
We are looking for an energetic and motivated person who can provide specialized services in accounting and financial activities. Someone who can expeditiously, accurately, and courteously respond to or route various inquiries from internal staff and external partners. A person who has strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Who will communicate effectively, work in partnership with and support project managers and leadership team with complex financial data and budgeting information. This person will also need to be experienced and comfortable with processing various transactional accounting forms and reports such as journal entries, expense reclasses, revenue allocations and cash receipts on a regular basis.
The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:
· 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.
· Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.
· Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
· Non-profit accounting experience preferred.
· Experiences working with a board of trustees.
· 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.
· Working knowledge of grants accounting.
The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world. Through strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund a global vision, and building long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses to conserve natural resources at a new scale.
If you have a personal passion for conserving the natural world with a belief in the mission and values of The Nature Conservancy, then please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 49321, this position will remain open until filled and applications will be received as they come in.