> [Beijing] ACCOUNTANT, The Nature Conservancy
Tue, 2011-04-19 16:54
The Nature Conservancy
JOB TITLE: ACCOUNTANT II
JOB FAMILY: Finance & Accounting
1. Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting and 3 years of related work experience or equivalent combination.
2. Experience with GAAP and fund accounting principles, practices and regulations.
3. Technical experience with complex accounting/financial issues.
4. Experience using and maintaining automated accounting systems.
5. Fluency in foreign language(s) (if required).
For specific positions, all advertisements must include actual qualifications (modified from the basic qualifications in the generic job descriptions). In addition, it must be ascertainable from the resumes whether or not candidates possess the basic qualifications.
Responsible for analyzing, consolidating and interpreting financial data, which may include reporting financial results, contracts and grants agreements. Develops, maintains, and implements accounting processes, systems and procedures. May be individually responsible for preparing and/or reviewing general ledger transactions to insure accuracy of TNC’s financial reports. May perform independent, high level research and analysis and present results and recommendations to senior management, operating units and other audiences, as appropriate. Serve as liaison between Worldwide Office and Operating Units to ensure compliance with internal and external financial, accounting and administrative policies and procedures.
· Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting (CPA preferred) and 3-5 years of related work experience or equivalent combination.
· Strong knowledge of GAAP and understanding of fund accounting principles, practices and regulations.
· May require in-depth working knowledge of grants accounting.
· Technical expert on complex accounting/financial issues.
· Solid knowledge and experience using and maintaining automated systems.
· Strong organizational skills and accuracy, attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
· Quickbooks experience is a plus.
· May require fluency in foreign language(s) to support global operations. Specific language(s) may be preferred depending on operating unit.
· Decisive project management skills with the ability to plan and execute accordingly.
· Ability to work in fast paced office and meet deadlines.
· Good oral and written communication skills.
· Ability to lead efforts on complex projects with many variables and set realistic deadlines; ability to manage a timeline.
· Ability to adapt or modify processes in response to changing circumstances.
· Ability to interpret guidelines and analyze factual information.
· Duties may require non-routine analysis, research and follow through.
· Ability to complete multiple and variable, less-defined assignments in a timely manner.
· Make strategic decisions based on analysis, experience and judgement.
· Significant opportunity to act independently within broad program goals.
RESPONSIBILITY/OVERSIGHT –FINANCIAL & SUPERVISORY:
· Responsibility and accountability for meeting departmental strategic goals and objectives.
· Ensures that program complies with TNC policies and procedures and external (donor/legal) requirements.
· Strong communication and presentation skills.
· Communicates clearly and in a timely manner to respond to queries and resolve problems.
· Demonstrate professional, positive, approachable attitude/demeanor and discretion.
· Work with and communicate with a wide range of people, including the public, program leadership, influential donors, and partners. Work in partnership with other organizations in a collaborative or advisory role.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT:
· Work requires only minor physical exertion and/or strain. Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements.
To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume in both English and Chinese to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 3, 2011.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer