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Finance and Operations Director

Company: The Nature Conservancy
Location: New York
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

OFFICE LOCATIONNew York City,New York,USANY302A LITTLE ABOUT USFounded in 1951, 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. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 74 countries, including all 50 United States, 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.The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.YOUR POSITION WITH TNCThe Finance and Operations Director (FOD) will provide overall direction or leadership for operations functions in the New York City office and for one or more statewide conservation teams.The Director will be responsible for Finance,Procurement, Facilities,Office Management,and/or Safety.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe Finance and Operations Director will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the program by developing and coordinating financial and operative plans and overseeing day-to-day tasks. They are responsible for managing/overseeing central administrative functions, facility management, telecommunications, mailroom operations, central filing, telephone/public reception, maintaining office supplies and equipment, and processing purchasing requests. They are responsible for development and implementation of annual budgets. They will also manage/oversee some administrative tasks related to Human Resources, Information Systems, and Finance, including processing forms and preparing financial reports and forecasts. They will be responsible for engaging with leadership in support of the financial management and financial sustainability of the program or function. This may include the preparation of financial information to volunteer leadership. They work with Development and Conservation teams in preparing proposals. They will contribute to the development of new guidelines and report to senior leadership on functional activities. The FOD will work in close cooperation with any or all of the following: Conservancy staff, donors, trustees, vendors, public agencies, financial institutions, and legal and accounting professionals. They will adhere to and advise on the organization's policies and procedures. They will provide advice, recommendations, and broad training related to operations and finance. The FOD will maintain expert knowledge of the systems and resources utilized by the team and apply knowledge to managing support and planning communications related to the resources. They will manage documentation, initiate complex processes, and serve as key team member for the enhancement of systems and tools. They will lead diverse activities, analyze situations, evaluate alternatives, project outcomes, and implement solutions in order to improve effectiveness. The FOD will manage the contracts process for the New York city office.RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPEDevelop quarterly certifications related to lands, depreciation of assets, and othersManage private funded awards;Collaborate with Grants Specialists on managing public awards;Oversee day-to-day financial activities such as purchasing, processing invoices, negotiating, and contracting with vendorsManage administrative tasks related to Human ResourcesFacilities management including capital projects and general maintenance, telecommunications and ITOversee that documentation is obtained and maintained for contracted services and contracted vendors carry required insurance coverage, as appropriateAct independently, exercise independent judgment to identify and solve financial and operations complex problems;Design and manage multiple projects, directing work of staff, setting deadlines, and ensuring accountability;Design and plan new initiatives that will ensure department and organization-wide goals and strategies are achieved;Direct or participate in negotiations for complex or sensitive agreements;Ensure programmatic commitments, Conservancy policies and procedures, GAAP, and financial standards are met and managed for compliance. Decisions may have program-wide impact and may bind the organization financially or legally;Provide timely and accurate financial reports and analysisDevelop and monitor budget, forecast, sustainability, and strategic financial plans;Perform general accounting duties, to include: basic journal entries for transfers, loans, land transactions, accruals, deferred revenue and expense corrections;Review and monitor income statement and balance sheet (including pledges) items at month and year-end close;Ensure revenue, expenses and net assets are managed to reflect donor intent including working with cross-functional teams to perform revenue allocation;Maintain confidentiality of frequently sensitive and emotionally-charged information;Manage team accountability for strategic goals related to functional area;Supervise one or more administrative or professional staff, including training and professional development;Travel as needed and on short notice, working long or flexible hours as needed; andWork environment may involve infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree and 6 years related experience or equivalent combination, including 2 years managing operations functions;Finance / Accounting experience;Experience leading and implementing multiple projects;Experience generating financial reports, and analyzing and interpreting data;Experience developing and administering departmental budget or equivalent;Experience negotiating agreements;Experience working with teams across an organization; andSupervisory experience including setting objectives, managing performance, and conflict resolution.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONSMulti-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experiences are appreciated;Ability to work in partnership with others in a collaborative or advisory role;Demonstrated ability to conceive and write creatively for various audiences;Experience developing, managing, and implementing goals, plans, and complex processes;Expertise in current and evolving technology related to field of experience;Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in relevant discipline, preferably in a non-profit environment;Proficiency in interpreting guidelines and manipulating, analyzing, and interpreting data;Successful experience managing and implementing strategic program goals;Superior planning and problem solving skills;Knowledge of Insights Unit 4 Accounting system a plusFinance/Accounting/Business degree and accreditation; and/orNon-profit GAAP accounting experience.HOW TO APPLYTo apply to position number 48222, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 9, 2019.Click "submit" to apply for the position or "save for later" to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity EmployerOur 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.The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

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