Senior Bank Reconciliation Accountant - The Nature Conservancy
If you are motivated to managing and implementing focused communication and media strategies to drive and contributes sustainable development, this position may be for you.
Location and Work Mode
Remote, Latin America
Who we are
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube or on Glassdoor.
Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion!
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!
Purpose of the Position
The Senior Bank Reconciliation Accountant plays a critical role in the Bank Reconciliation Shared Services workstream which is a key component of the Bank Reconciliation Center of Excellence (“BRCE”). The Shared Services workstream supports the advancement of TNC’s goals: sharpening our focus, strengthening our culture, and driving operational excellence.
This role will have the opportunity to support organization-wide operational excellence through the optimization of people, processes, systems, and compliance via performing and delivering core finance services/workstreams in bank reconciliations. BRCE sits within the central Finance Business Unit (BU), allowing for more standardized processes and creating more efficiencies and synergy across the core finance services/workstreams.
Specifically, the Senior Bank Reconciliation Accountant will provide highly specialized account reconciliation services to the BRCE. Preferred position locations are Ciudad de México, São Paulo, Bogotá, Lima and Santiago.
The Senior Bank Reconciliation Accountant is responsible for preparing reconciliations of cash and investment accounts, reviewing bank reconciliations performed by others, monitoring, and reporting the timeliness and quality of bank reconciliation performance, and reviewing transactions necessary to address reconciling items. This role serves as a technical expert on reconciliation issues and is a liaison between Worldwide Office and business units to ensure compliance with internal and external financial, accounting, and administrative policies and procedures.
As part of this liaison function, the Senior Bank Reconciliation Accountant is expected to communicate deficiencies in bank reconciliations promptly and assist the bank reconciliation preparers with corrections and resolution of reconciling items. The Senior Bank Reconciliation Accountant will be responsible for updating and maintaining templates and procedures necessary to complete bank reconciliations and will occasionally be responsible for providing and explaining documentation to internal and external auditors, including responding to moderately complex questions and problems from these audiences. The Senior Bank Reconciliation Accountant is also responsible for implementing and communicating new accounting/financial procedures to non-financial audiences as well as auditors.
Reviews and/or prepares complex bank reconciliations and ensures reconciling items are communicated and resolved timely.
Builds and maintains strong internal working relationships across different countries, cultures, and time zones.
Resolves or escalates challenges through established proper channels.
Routinely reviews and updates process documentation to ensure they are current.
Provides recommendations to improve information flow, process efficiency, and customer satisfaction.
Ensures programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards, and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.
Participates in projects.
Requirements and competences to work with us
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field and 3 years of related experience or equivalent combination.
Experience preparing and reviewing moderately complex bank reconciliations.
Experience with accounting/financial issues and analysis.
Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems, such as Agresso Business World (ABW) or Workday.
Technical experience with spreadsheet programs, general ledger reports, and financial management tools.
Experience with GAAP and fund accounting principles, practices, and regulations.
Written and verbal fluency in both English and Spanish.
Knowledge and Skills
Experience working in diverse cultural environments is highly regarded.
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.
Non-profit accounting experience.
May require technical expertise on complex accounting/financial issues.
Our team profile
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 people 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, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.
We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!
Relevant details before applying for this vacancy
This is a fully remote role that is only open to locations in Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. Preferred locations are Ciudad de México, São Paulo, Bogotá, Lima, and Santiago.
México, Colombia, Perú, Chile, Brasil, Belice, Argentina, Guatemala