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Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters in which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

Asia Pacific Regional Finance Manager

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 5 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Language English
Hong Kong Island
Employment type Full Time
Benefits 5-day week, Dental plan, Insurance plan
Industry Charity / NGO / Non-Profit Org / Social Services
Job function Government / Social Service > Community Services / Non-profit Organisations
Published On 03/07/2019
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Hong Kong, China. Preferred Locations: Indonesia, China, Australia or New Zealand. Location is flexible with the Asia Pacific Region 


As a member of the Operations team in the Asia Pacific (AP) region of The Nature Conservancy, the Regional Finance Manager plays a lead role in providing finance, accounting, and administrative services in support of conservation outcomes.


The Regional Finance Manager supports the Director of Finance and Operations, Asia Pacific Region, by providing highly specialized services in financial analysis and reporting; regional budget coordination; financial management; multi-country grants administration; accounting; management controls and reporting; and other financial activities to the AP region. The Regional Finance Manager provides sophisticated strategic and analytical frameworks to design and implement financial models that will create further efficiencies in data management and decision-making. The position administers and maintains finance/accounting activities in accordance with TNC policies and procedures and best practices in financial/organizational management. The Regional Finance Manager also provides assistance and training/coaching in finance and accounting to the Finance teams within each country program. The ideal candidate should be as comfortable analyzing numbers, spreadsheets, and formulas, as interacting with team members across the organization to support the growth and development of the organization. Duties are highly confidential and require broad and comprehensive knowledge of TNC’s policies. 


Financial Management, Reporting & Analysis 

  • Manage and report on all financial data for the regional office unit
  • Manage the full budget life cycle for the regional office. Duties include co-leading the development of the annual budget, mid-year forecasting, and year-end closing
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Finance & Operations, project-manage the regional budget process working with country program finance directors and world office finance staff
  • Work with the leadership team to evaluate financial results and develop corrective strategies as needed
  • Partner with country program finance directors to design and develop three- to five-year forecast models related to revenues and expenses to enhance data management and decision-making
  • Prepare regular financial reports for internal and external audiences (e.g. Asia Pacific Council, funders, TNC management at all operational levels
  • Collaborate with the Development team to manage and track fundraising activities.
  • Cultivate and curate rapport between teams to ensure that Development and Finance are closely aligned in their work-flow and projects
  • Develop interactive web-based tools and systems to access financial data and processes in an easy and digestible manner
  • Provide backup support to various country program units in the AP region
  • Manage ad-hoc projects to address key financial issues
  • May provide financial management and reporting support for cross-boundary projects and/or other business units as assigned
  • May provide assistance to Finance Directors for reconciliation and recording of local country books into TNC’s consolidated financial system and intercompany transactions
General Finance/Accounting and Operations 
  • Provide assistance to staff on complex staff/management questions and problems based on advanced knowledge of finances and accounting
  • Oversee and/or directly perform general accounting duties for the regional business unit, including: journal entries, loans, land transactions, accruals, deferred revenue and expense corrections
  • Perform forensic research on, and analysis of, TNC’s financial data and provide corrective measures
  • Serve as the liaison between the AP region business units and Worldwide Office Finance and Accounting teams
  • Review and monitor Regional income statement and balance sheet items at month and year-end close
  • Ensure programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards, and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance
  • Reinforce consistency in the organization's policies and procedures and provide support related to the relevant field
  • Provide guidance and assistance to Business Unit leads on financial audits
  • Partner with Regional Operations Manager to manage the AP Region intranet site for Finance related documents and reports
  • Train AP region Finance staff on new tools, systems and processes
  • Travel occasionally and, on short notice, as needed
  • Work an extended and flexible hours as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration and 5 years' related experience or equivalent combination
  • Experience developing and implementing complex projects and strategic initiatives in an unstructured and matrixed environment
  • Experience monitoring for and ensuring compliance with organizational policy, applicable law and regulation, and finance/accounting/management best practice
  • Experience in manipulating, analyzing and interpreting data 
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in financial analysis and budgeting
  • Experience with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) – U.S. or Local
  • Experience with complex accounting/financial issues
  • Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems
  • Experience with verbal and written communication skills
  • Legally authorized to work in the desired locations
  • Fluent in English



  • Cross-cultural experience is appreciated
  • Fluency in one or more languages of the AP region
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
  • Experience in managing audits
  • Non-profit accounting experience preferred
  • Experience serving as a resource to others to solve problems
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to resolve complex issues independently within program area
  • Technical experience with grants award accounting issues
  • Expert knowledge of GAAP and/or relevant regulatory framework
  • Professional certification such as a CPA (Accounting License), MBA, CIA or similar country program certification

Visit https://careers.nature.org to apply (Job ID: #47805). 

All applications must be submitted prior to 11:59 a.m. Hong Kong Time on July 31, 2019.


The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer