Overview

Who We Are:

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube or on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

What We Can Achieve Together:

Reporting to the State Director and as part of the Massachusetts Leadership Team, the Finance Director, Massachusetts Is responsible for the strategic management of all fiscal activities related to the Massachusetts Chapter including the development and management of a $10.2k annual budget and maintenance of all financial information including payables, receivables, assets & liabilities. The Finance Director, Massachusetts is responsible for the management, maintenance, training and reporting of all financial data to Massachusetts Chapter staff and Trustees. Duties are highly confidential and require broad and comprehensive knowledge of TNC’s policies.  This position works closely with Finance, Accounting, Grants, and Operations staff in other chapters, as well as within the Conservancy’s divisional and global offices.

 

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 being a part of a diverse, multi-disciplinary team.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by working in a strategic role to create lasting change. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Lead and manage annual forecasting & budgeting process, including production and presentation of financial plan to the Board of Trustees. Present chapter financial information to the Board Finance Committee on a quarterly basis.
  • Manage and monitor chapter finances to ensure budget accountability, and compliance with all internal and external financial policies. Maintain chapter financial reports, including all general ledger statements. Complete journal entries, financial and payables adjustments, and cash receipting entries as needed.
  • Act as advisor to the State Director and the Leadership Team on strategic and tactical management of financial issues and projections. Conduct analyses of chapter activities to highlight trends, issues, and other factors of interest to management in general operating and land financial management. Design and prepare ad hoc financial reports as needed for Board and staff.
  • Work with staff to integrate forecasting and budgeting with program planning. Provide recommendations in organizational planning, policy development and strategy implementation. Provide reporting and guidance for financial management of conservation programs, strategies and preserves.
  • Ensure compliance with donor intent. Coordinate closely with fundraising staff to meet the need for high-level accounting analyses and provide input on campaign tracking mechanisms, fundraising proposals, and strategy. Partner with Development staff to coordinate donor financial reporting and management of private awards.
  • Oversee year-end closing of general ledger for Massachusetts, including coordination with development staff on adherence to donor intent during the revenue allocation process, and completion of year end analysis and journal entries.
  • Manage all fiscal administrative tasks and requests including lobbying reporting, certifications of leases, pledges, depreciable assets, and land.
  • With the Director of Operations & Culture, oversee chapter accounts payable process and approve payables. Work with Operations Coordinator to allocate expenses and ensure timely payments.
  • Oversee chapter contractual agreements and public awards to ensure compliance. Work with Conservation Finance Coordinator to maintain auditable files, track agreements, and collect data for public award tracking in CRMS.
  • Provide orientation and training in budgeting, accounting policies and procedures, grants administration, and financial analysis. Act as a resource to staff on financial issues.

 

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 5 years’ related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with relational databases, accounting and financial reporting systems.
  • Technical experience with grants award accounting issues and analysis.
  • Technical experience with spreadsheet programs, general ledger reports and financial management tools.
  • Experience with GAAP and fund accounting principles, practices and regulations.
  • 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 with accounting/financial issues and analysis.
  • Experience with government regulations related to grants and contracts.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.

 

What We Bring:

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 a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

 

Additional Job Information:

By joining our Massachusetts team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with, a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet. Our team consists of a dedicated group who are leading the conservation effort on multiple fronts and who expertly bring strategy and action together. The Massachusetts Chapter believes in flexibility and as such, team members are working in a hybrid model. This is a full time, hybrid position with the expectation of being in the Boston office multiple days per week.

 

Salary Information:

The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $108,000- $118,000 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate’s location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.