14 Maine Street
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The Finance Manager develops, manages and implements highly specialized finance-related services and/or finance strategy that facilitates comprehension, adoption, and advancement of the organizations goals and objectives of The Nature Conservancy in Maine. As a member of the Core Team led by the State Director, the Finance Manager will contribute to the overall leadership of the Maine Chapter including responsibility for the management, maintenance and reporting of all financial data related to the Chapter. They anticipate when and where financial strategies should be integrated into conservation and fundraising strategies to help determine how the organization can reach its conservation vision and participate in planning processes. They work collaboratively with the Core Team and program managers to develop and monitor the annual operating budget and recommend fiscally responsible actions. They provide oversight of accounts payable, funds received and receivable, and staff expense reimbursements. Duties are highly confidential and require broad and comprehensive knowledge of Conservancy’s policies. Along with Maine Chapter staff, this position will work closely with Finance, Accounting, and Grants staff in other chapters, as well as within the Conservancy's Divisional and Worldwide (WO) offices.
· Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 4 years' related experience or equivalent combination.
· Experience with accounting/financial issues and analysis.
· Technical experience with spreadsheet programs, general ledger reports, and other financial management tools.
· Experience in developing, directing and managing multiple projects.
· Experience with relational databases.
· Experience implementing strategic program goals.
· Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.
· Non-profit accounting and U.S. government grants accounting experience is preferred.
· Expert knowledge of GAAP and understanding of fund accounting principles, practices and regulations.
· Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to present financial data succinctly and in an easy to understand manner (i.e. to non-accountants).
· Experience in manipulating, analyzing and interpreting data. Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel. Technical command of spreadsheet programs, general ledger reports and other financial management tools.
· Experience using organizational and analytical skills and attention to detail.
· Technical expert on complex accounting/financial issues.
· Ability to understand and ensure compliance and proper recordkeeping related to match and other complicated financial requirements.
· Ability to gain cooperation from individuals or groups over whom there is no direct authority in order to accomplish program goals.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To see full position description and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID#46923 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on November 9, 2018. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.