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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 TNC
The Finance & Grants Associate provides specialized administrative, technical, and accounting support for finance/accounting-related services for The Nature Conservancy’s Africa Region
The Finance & Grants Associate supports finance/accounting activities for The Nature Conservancy’s Africa Region. S/he administers and maintains finance/accounting activities in accordance with internal policies and procedures, donor and government requirements and best practices in financial management.
Specifically, this position provides a wide range of administrative and finance-related support to the Grants Specialists which may include maintaining database systems, handling inquiries about grant and financial activities, reviewing expenses recorded to the financial system, and responding to internal requests for information or guidance. The Finance & Grants Associate is responsible for efficient and timely action on administrative matters and may communicate on behalf of the supervisor or Grants Specialist with internal and external sources, including staff, partners, and donors.
§ Set up and maintenance of award master files,
§ Coordinating deliverables, timelines, and due dates on public or private-funded projects,
§ Drafting correspondence and securing internal approvals,
§ Maintaining tracking systems for grants and grantees, and
§ Drafting outgoing grant agreements and contracts for services.
§ Provide support to partners to help them improve their financial and compliance capacities
Finance and Accounting
§ Assisting with set-up of budgets and assignment of costs in the central finance system,
§ Monitoring income and expense budgets,
§ Assisting in the production of financial reports and invoices,
§ Reconciling financial entries,
§ Reviewing internal and partner financial reports,
§ Preparing journal entries and other financial transactions, and
§ Communicating financial information to project staff.
Level of Responsibility:
This is a junior position and duties are performed under general supervision and established guidelines.
§ Ensure TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met.
§ Reinforce consistency in the organization's policies and procedures and provide support related to finance, accounting and grants administration.
§ Prioritize tasks in the absence of specific instructions and make day-to-day decisions within the scope of work assignments; duties are performed according to instructions or established practices and supervisor will resolve any problems or questions.
§ Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.
§ Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years' related experience OR Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and 4 years’ related experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
§ Experience with basic principles of accounting/finance.
§ Experience using automated and electronic accounting systems.
§ Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
§ Degree or certificate in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field.
§ Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail.
§ Experience with GAAP and fund accounting principles, practices and regulations.
§ Working knowledge of grants accounting.
§ Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
§ Experience working with databases.
§ Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.
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