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The Senior Financial Analyst/Grants Specialist is responsible for the Finance and/or Accounting activities of a portfolio of conservation and other units within the California Chapter and Pacific Division.


Generally responsible for the management, maintenance and reporting of financial data and/or the monitoring of management controls and processes to ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures, relevant legal and regulatory frameworks, and financial/management best practice.


• Manages functional activity towards program’s strategic goals.

• Works toward meeting the strategic priorities of the program by developing and coordinating tactics for approved plans, completing and/or overseeing day-to-day tasks.  

• Implements and manages new initiatives.

• Manages and implements multiple projects.

• Ensures the programmatic work is collaborative and well-integrated across organization.

• Works within a budget, negotiating and contracting with vendors.

• Decisions may bind organization financially and legally.

• May supervise one or more administrative or professional staff.

• Ensures programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.

• Reinforces consistency in the organization’s policies and procedures and provides support related to relevant field.  

• May manage or participate in complex negotiations.

• Reports to leadership on activities.



• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration and 5 years’ related experience or equivalent combination.

• Experience with accounting principles, practices and regulations.

• Experience recruiting, supervising and developing staff.

• Experience with GAAP.

• 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.


• Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated. 

• Technical expert on complex accounting/financial issues. Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel.

• Experience monitoring for and ensuring compliance with organizational policy, applicable law and regulation, and finance/accounting/management best practice.

• Experience analyzing a regulatory framework and applying it to the situation at hand.

• Expert knowledge of GAAP and/or relevant regulatory framework.

• Experience evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of management controls; interpreting guidelines and analyzing factual information to adapt or modify processes as needed.

• Ability to resolve complex issues independently within program area.

• Experience acting as a resource to others to solve problems.

• CPA or CIA a plus.


Salary Range: $88,000 – $118,000/annually depending on geographical location and experience.