The Finance Specialist is a member of the Operations team and reports to the Director of Finance and Operations. They provide accounting, financial and operational support to help advance the conservation programs of the Connecticut chapter. Responsibilities range from budgeting and reporting assistance to office administration and coordination. They are service-oriented, have strong organizational and systems skills, and possess the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. A positive attitude is essential.
They will provide services in financial management and reporting, accounting, and private award administration for the CT Chapter. The position administers and maintains finance/accounting activities in accordance with TNC policies and procedures and best practices in financial management. They will aid staff in finance-related work and respond to moderately complex employee/management questions and problems based on knowledge of the subject area.
They will assist the Director of Finance and Operations in developing the annual budget, preparing forecasts, monitoring and maintaining all financial information, producing month-end reports and analyses, and preparing journal entries. They will monitor monthly accounting reports and key asset and liability account balances, monitor endowment and loan balances, and provide recommendations related to finances in the overall organizational planning, policy development and implementation. The Finance Specialist will communicate monthly via ad-hoc reports and analysis to program leaders and serve as liaison between the CT Chapter and TNC’s Worldwide Office to ensure accurate processing of income, expenses and transfers. As a member of the Operations team, they will provide back-up administrative assistance for the CT chapter and be responsible for various operational activities.
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 3 years of related experience or equivalent combination.
Experience with GAAP and fund accounting principles, practices and regulations.
Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data. Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel.
Accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
Strong organizational skills.
Non-profit accounting experience preferred.
Experience working across teams and communicating with a wide range of people.
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