Financial Analyst/Grants Specialist

The Nature Conservancy

Sacramento, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Competitive
Deadline Jan 08, 2021

The Nature Conservancy of California, the state’s most influential environmental organization, is seeking a financial and accounting professional with experience in managing and analyzing diverse financial portfolios and cradle to grave government grant administration.

First, California. With over 200 staff creating innovative solutions to the problems facing people and nature across the state, The Nature Conservancy of California has an inspiring record of accomplishment. We’ve protected over 1 million acres of California’s most iconic landscapes and retain ownership of a number of premier nature preserves. Building on the skills and experience of over 60 years, the organization has moved from a pure focus on protecting special places to pioneering system changes in the way we use and manage nature. The challenge of the 21st Century is finding ways for nature to help solve the most pressing problems facing people. This is the exciting work of The Nature Conservancy today.

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience analyzing and managing financial data and producing clear reporting for a business unit, program and/or project to aid in strategic business decision making and resource management. Creative problem-solving skills, comfort in a fast-paced environment, self-motivation and a deep commitment to the mission of The Nature Conservancy are highly regarded. The right person will see this position as a key financial partner for our conservation programs, assisting to shape project results in a wide-reaching conservation organization with a demonstrated commitment to internal growth.

Your primary duty is to support conservation program staff to understand and manage their finances under complex non-profit financial accounting practices and systems. This person will also analyze variances between budget to actual results, identify trends and translate insights into management reports to help guide decision making. You will also have a demonstrated understanding of government grant accounting, a love of complex spreadsheets and data sets, and an innate ability to bring solutions to complex financial funding problems. The ability to remain calm under pressure, to gracefully manage competing deadlines, and enjoyment working with diverse individuals will bring success to this role.

The Finance Analyst/Grant Specialist is a key part of California’s Finance team. The new staff member will be supervised by a Senior member of the Finance team, depending on identified skill-set and program assignment. The desired position location is Sacramento, working out of the new Sacramento office building scheduled to be open February 2021, contingent on COVID-19 restrictions.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. 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 orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law. The Nature Conservancy is also a “big tent” organization. We believe that all people benefit from conservation and that the cause should be inclusive of everyone regardless of their political persuasion. We work hard to make conservation a non-partisan issue through partnerships with stakeholders, elected officials, and industries that span the political spectrum.
See our TNC Values Statement here for more information.

We encourage you to explore the many great reasons to join our team, including our comprehensive benefits package that includes 12 days of sick leave, 10 days of PTO to start, 40 days of paid parental leave, developmental opportunities, and more. To learn more about our benefits, click here.


Go to htpps:// to apply to job #49208 with resume & cover letter. Deadline: January 8, 8:59 pm PST.

If you have questions about this position, please contact The Nature Conservancy in California’s Talent Manager, Amber Mello at or connect on LinkedIn.

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