Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

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Program Finance Analyst

Program Finance Analyst

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US-NY-New York
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Finance [203000]

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.3 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.   NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 430 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Livingston, Montana and Beijing.



Position Summary:


NRDC is seeking a Program Finance Aanlyst in our NY office.  The Program Finance Administrator performs all tasks essential to insuring expenses are recorded correctly and that budgets are met and optimized for the assigned programs and departments.


  • Enters purchase orders into Great Plains ERP system and assigns expenses to appropriate grants.
  • Codes invoices to program and forwards to accounts payable for payment.
  • Downloads expense details from Great Plains and other sources to develop monthly expense monitoring reports.
  • Prepares monthly budget-to-actual analysis.
  • Monitors spending against grants and contracts to ensure compliance with donor intent.
  • Meets periodically with Program Managers/Directors and Program Finance Manager to review expenditures and performance against budget identifying any potential issues.
  • Serves as primary Finance point of contact for assigned programs and departments.
  • Assists in preparation of annual budget for assigned programs and departments.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to problem solve.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and Excel pivot tables.
  • Familiarity with GAAP accounting a plus.
  • Great Plains or other similar ERP experience a plus.
  • 0-5 years experience.

NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion.  We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment.  Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.


Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, for positions based in San Francisco, CA we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter. No phone calls or faxes please. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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