Iowa Finance Manager

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The Iowa Finance Manager oversees budget development and management, financial analysis, oversight of contracts and invoices (with some delegation of bookkeeping/non-technical tasks to operations colleagues) and serves as the point person for finance communications and coordination with the global organization.



The Iowa Finance Manager works with Chapter leaders to develop the annual budget and monitor progress, providing quarterly reports and dashboards to staff and volunteer leaders. They also manage day-to-day business unit accounting, including contracts and invoices and responding to moderately complex employee/management questions and problems based on advanced knowledge of the Conservancy’s financial protocols. The Iowa Finance Manager reports to and collaborates with the State Director and offers financial analysis and guidance to inform program planning and long-term fiscal management. They will keep up-to-date on market trends and best practices to improve and sustain systems and services. The position administers and maintains finance/accounting activities in accordance with TNC policies and procedures and best practices in financial management. Work may shift between various departmental duties, and thus requires a flexible and enthusiastic team player.



• Ensures Conservancy policies and procedures, GAAP, and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.
• Provides timely and accurate financial reports and analysis to board members and project managers;
• Develops and monitors budget, forecast, sustainability, and strategic financial plans;
• Performs general accounting duties (may include managing external accounting vendor), to include: basic journal entries for transfers, loans, land transactions, accruals, deferred revenue and expense corrections;
• Reviews and monitors income statement and balance sheet (including pledges) items at month and year-end close;
• Collaborates with Grants Specialists on managing public awards;
• Conducts day-to-day financial activities such as purchasing, processing invoices, negotiating, and contracting with vendors, including ensuring contracted vendors carry required insurance coverage and that appropriate documentation is obtained and maintained;
• Maintains confidentiality of frequently sensitive and emotionally-charged information.
• Works toward the strategic priorities of the program by developing tactics for approved plans and completing day-to-day tasks.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 3 years’ related experience or equivalent combination.
• Experience with accounting/financial issues and analysis.
• Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems.
• Technical experience with spreadsheet programs, general ledger reports and financial management tools.
• Experience with GAAP and fund accounting principles, practices and regulations.



• MBA, CPA and/or CIA may be preferred.
• Non-profit accounting experience.
• Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data.
• Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
• Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.



Application Deadline: Friday, June 25, 2021
Please submit your resume and cover letter through The Nature Conservancy’s online application system at
All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 25, 2021.
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