Finance Director

230 Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta 30303
Competitive, based on experience
May 24, 2018
Jun 23, 2018
GCI Finance Manager
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

The Georgia Conservancy, a non-profit whose mission is protect Georgia’s natural resources, is seeking a Finance Director to be located at its downtown Atlanta headquarters.

The Finance Director is responsible for the financial management of the non-profit organization Georgia Conservancy, including oversight of day-to-day accounting; for contributing to organizational strategy discussions; for managing the human resources function, including staff benefits programs and personnel policies; for managing the restricted fund account and invoicing for fee based services. This position prepares financial statements for the board, coordinates the audit and works with the President and Vice President to create the annual operations budget.

This is a 85% to full-time position reporting to the Vice president. The Finance Director is a member of the Management Team and is required to have financial management skills and experience.

About Georgia Conservanmcy

The Georgia Conservancy is a statewide, member-supported conservation organization. Our work for land conservation, environmental advocacy, coastal protection, sustainable growth and outdoor stewardship recognizes the connection between the environment, the economy and our quality of life.

Our Vision: A Georgia where people and the environment thrive.

Our Mission: To protect and conserve Georgia's natural resources through advocacy, engagement and collaboration.

Our History: Founded in 1967, the Georgia Conservancy has a rich history of working with private citizens, business, government and academia to protect and conserve the state's natural resources.

Functions, duties, and responsibilities

Financial management (60%)

  • Oversee and ensure integrity of financial records and reports, through appropriate policies, procedures, systems, and controls.
  • Manage Georgia Conservancy’s cash, including bank and investment accounts, under direction from the Vice President, Treasurer, and Finance Committee; prepare regular cashflow projections.
  • Ensure that bookkeeping processes are functioning properly.
  • Manage annual budget process, working with President, Vice President and department managers.
  • Oversee preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reports that include monitoring of income and expenditure against budget, and commentary on significant issues.
  • Liaise with fundraising department to assist with grant budgeting, reconciliation of donor income, and to report on restricted funding.
  • Manage accounting for inventory, in partnership with development department.
  • Manage preparation of the annual financial statements and the audit, and coordinate with the auditor regarding the preparation of form 990, and other state and federal statutory filings.
  • Oversee the collection and payment of sales tax as required.

Strategic management (10%)

  • As a member of the Management Team, participate in research and analysis to develop Georgia Conservancy’s business model.

Human resources management (15%)

  • Oversee staff payroll (implemented through an external payroll agency) and associated state and federal reporting requirements.
  • Manage employee benefits programs, including group health insurance, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, Simple Ira pension plan, and flexible spending accounts.
  • Maintain the Georgia Conservancy Employee Handbook and propose updates as needed.
  • Maintain Georgia Conservancy’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program.
  • Support the Vice President on human resource matters in general.
  • Coordinate the annual performance review process for all staff.

Fulfillment management (10%)

  • Liaise with the development staff, including oversight of inventory management and map/premium order shipping processes.
  • Ensure complete and accurate integration of data from order fulfillment into the accounting system.

Office and facilities management (5%)

  • Ensure that the office facilities provide a safe working environment, and maintain the security of the organization’s physical assets.
  • Ensure appropriate general liability, property, and Directors and Officers insurance coverage.
  • Act as Documents Custodian in line with Georgia Conservancy’s Document Retention Policy.
  • Liaise with the IT Administrator on accounting software functioning and backup.

Skills and qualifications


  • Four or more years of experience in financial management and accounting
  • Strong financial analysis skills, including experience of creating budgets
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of team members
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to meet deadlines in a fast-moving environment
  • Enthusiasm for Georgia Conservancy’s work, mission, and philosophy


  • Nonprofit financial management experience
  • Experience with human resources and benefits administration


Starting annual salary from $62,000 to $67,000 (FTE) depending on experience. We are a family-friendly organization with excellent health, vision, dental and other benefits.

To apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter by email to, with the subject line “Finance Director Application”. No calls, please.

The position will remain open until filled. Georgia Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage people of color and people with disabilities to apply. Georgia Conservancy policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed or religion, sex, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, genetic characteristics or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

For further information about the Georgia Conservancy, see our website at