Finance Specialist III

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The Nature Conservancy | Arlington, VA

The Nature Conservancy

Published 14 days ago

Application Deadline

July 1, 2019

About Us

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by 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. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Since its founding in 1951, 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 important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision and building long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses to conserve natural resources at a new scale.


Come join the Global Science team, the research and development arm of The Nature Conservancy. On the Global Science team, we undertake research on linked social and environmental systems, test the effectiveness of environmental interventions and examine empirical evidence to prioritize conservation strategies. You can be a part of our mission to build conservation knowledge based on a careful understanding of the economic and social forces that motivate human-nature interactions. 


The Global Science team has a team of environmental economists, natural scientists and policy analysts who work with regional and global chapters of the Nature Conservancy on a variety of land, water, marine, urban and climate related challenges. We undertake empirical research, communicate research findings through popular and peer reviewed media and influence conservation actions by providing evidence. SNAPP brings together multi-disciplinary groups to tackle the most pressing issues facing people and nature. SNAPP envisions a world where protecting and promoting nature works in concert with improving human well-being and sustainable development. A partnership between The Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at UC Santa Barbara, and involving over 200 institutions, SNAPP is a first-of-its-kind collaboration delivering evidence-based scalable solutions to global environmental challenges. Visit to learn more.


Position Summary


We are looking for a self-starter, eager, detail-oriented and positive person to join highly collaborative our team. To be successful, happy and grow in this position, the candidate will have demonstrated making and executing informed decisions, creative and nimble adaptive management and constructive communication style in the face of changing institutional circumstances, and plan for and manage multiple projects with different teams and deadlines.  We value collaborative approaches, diverse perspectives, encourage innovative ideas and recommendations, and foster the personal and professional growth of our employees.


Minimum Qualifications


·      Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 4 years' related experience or equivalent combination.

·      Experience with relational databases.

·      Technical experience with managing grants award accounting issues across multiple departments.

·      Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems in a customer-service oriented environment.

·      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 from across departments and organizations. 

·      Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks.

·      Excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills.

·      Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

·      MBA, CPA and/or CIA


How to Apply


If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, and want to receive great benefits, then please visit to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 47702.


All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 1, 2019.


The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of diverse people of all genders, backgrounds, beliefs, cultures and other protected status as required by law. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority. We encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, origins, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, sexual orientations, gender identity or expression, military or veteran status and, all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.

About Us

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to…

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  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required


4245 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203