Finance Manager (Location Flexible)

Posted by
The Nature Conservancy
Arlington, VA
Published 20 days ago

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.”

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. 

The ideal candidate should have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and experience in management of controls and reports. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by managing and shaping the work of our team! 

What We Can Achieve Together

The Finance Manager provides highly specialized finance, accounting and grant and award-related management services for the global Protect Oceans, Lands and Waters (POLW) business unit.

They will be a key member of the POLW Operations Team and manage responsibilities for large, multi-year and collaborative protection outcome projects across highest priority geographic regions. The Finance Manager has multiple clients including conservation teams, finance and business unit leadership, centralized finance and accounting staff, philanthropy relationship managers and donor stewards, and external partners. Examples of specific responsibilities include multi-year planning and budgeting for programs and fund portfolios; leading and coordinating with global, regional and country teams (especially financial contacts) on planning, fund allocation and reporting; preparing and reviewing monthly/quarterly/annual reports for internal and external stakeholders; carrying out accounting activities including adjustments, journal entries and balance sheet maintenance; guiding program leads regarding financial positions, best practices, processes and systems; participating in Operations Team and extended operations team efforts and special projects; and coordinating with philanthropy and conservation staff on proposals and donor reports. They employ strong relationship and information management skills to advance priorities and meet goals and outcomes, responds to complex employee/management questions and problems based on advanced knowledge of finances, and provide assistance to all levels of personnel to help raise financial literacy and sustainability. They have a high level of expertise in their areas of management and administer and maintain finance and accounting activities in accordance with TNC policies, procedures and best practices.

The location for this position is flexible within countries where The Nature Conservancy is a registered NGO and has an already established office. This position is not eligible for relocation or immigration assistance. May involve domestic and international travel.


What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 4 years' related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with relational databases / enterprise financial systems.
  • Technical experience with grants award accounting issues.
  • 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 using accounting and financial reporting systems.
  • Experience with government regulations related to grants and contracts.

Apply Now

To apply for job ID 51828, submit your resume and cover letter online by using the Apply Now button at Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact

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.

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19.  By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule


Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203, United States

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