May 26, 2024

Cash Receipting Specialist

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Center, ND 58530, USA
Full-Time Accounting

Job Description

The Nature Conservancy


Arlington, VA, USA

The successful candidte for this position must be located in the DC Metro area as they are expected to work a hybrid schedule which requires them to be in the office 2-3 days a week or more pending business need.




The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world's toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC's primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we'll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply - we'd love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, "you'll join for the mission, and you'll stay for the people."


The Cash Receipting Specialist is responsible for a variety of tasks, such as processing cash and non-cash receipts, creating and coding batches, and supporting a variety of departmental functions.
The Cash Receipting Specialist provides specialized services in accounting or similar financial activities for the Cash Receipting team at the Conservancy's Worldwide Office in Arlington, VA. They are an expert in their area of specialization. They administer and maintain finance/accounting activities in accordance with TNC policies and procedures and best practices in financial management. Essential functions to be performed will include:

  • Process all incoming donations accurately and efficiently, including cash, checks, wires, in-kind gifts, and other forms of donations.
  • Coding batches according to donor intent or customer invoice.
  • Collaborate with Finance and other business stakeholders to ensure proper recording and reconciliation of donations in a timely manner.
  • Provide backup to team members, when necessary, which may include preparing bank deposits, performing remote deposit captures, and scanning supporting documentation.
  • Participate in other team projects as needed.

The types of tasks and responsibilities which may be performed by each Specialist are described below. The Cash Receipting Specialist is expected to perform specific functions and duties as assigned by the Cash Receipting Operations Manager. The Cash Receipting Specialist is part of a small team responsible for the processing of all incoming funds, via a variety of sources and payment methods, at the Conservancy's Worldwide Office in Arlington, VA. The Specialist enters constituent transactions into the organization's fundraising systems(s) and records receivable payments or miscellaneous receipts into the financial system. They are responsible for implementing moderately complex accounting/financial principles and procedures and the Specialist processes, certain types of adjustments, and will use the internet and our internal systems to research and respond to inquiries made by auditors and colleagues across the organization.
This role requires strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a high volume fast paced environment while maintaining a high degree of accuracy. The Specialist will bring solid communication skills with the ability to handle issues with confidence, patience and excellent phone and e-mail etiquette. Work may shift between various departmental duties based on volumes and processing deadlines, and thus requires a flexible and enthusiastic team player who is comfortable in a high-volume environment. This will be a hybrid position.
The above list is not an all-inclusive set of responsibilities, and the Cash Receipting Specialist is expected to perform tasks of similar scope, as well as perform backfill duties, as directed by the Cash Receipting Operations Manager.


  • Ensures TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met in their business area.
  • Reinforces consistency in the organization's policies and procedures and provides support related to relevant field.


Are you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a difference every day. We're looking for someone with strong experience in working with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team.

The ideal candidate should have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and experience in management of controls and reports of a business unit. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by directing and shaping the work of our team!

The ideal candidate will have all or some of the qualifications. If you don't have all of them, please apply anyway and tell us about your skills and experience:

  • Blackbaud CRM or Agresso Business World (ABW) experience and Workday
  • Knowledge of dealing with fundraising systems and data
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize own work and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to give, receive and incorporate feedback into daily processes.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with MS Office Suite.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 3 years' related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with GAAP and fund accounting principles, practices, and regulations.
  • Experience using automated accounting systems.


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into 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 and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

We're proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.


The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $69,970.00 - $74,184.00 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate's actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.


To apply for job ID 55189, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on 6/14/2024. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact [email protected].

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 culture. 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 orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to [email protected] with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC's value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we're registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we're unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.


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