Reward yourself with a career in conservation.  Land Trust of Napa County is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the character of Napa by permanently protecting land.  We collaborate with the community to protect our most cherished places, while supporting our economic livelihood and well-being.  For Napa County this means protecting farmland, water resources, recreational areas and wildlife corridors.

Land Trust of Napa County is an equal opportunity employer.




Postition Summary: The Finance Manager  is responsible for managing the accounting operations of the Land Trust of Napa County including budgeting, auditing, general ledger, financial reporting and IRS 990 reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and internal policies and procedures.  The Finance Manager will also be responsible for maintaining an adequate system of accounting records.  The Finance Manager will work closely with the CEO and Administrative Director  building, streamlining and managing effective financial and reporting systems.  The Finance Manager will be responsible for interpreting accounting reports to management.

The position is full-time, with benefits, non-exempt, and reports to the Administrative Director.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the CEO, Administrative Director, and support staff to ensure that accounting activities are performed accurately and on time.
  • Work with CEO and Administrative Director to establish, maintain, and continuously improve financial processes of the Land Trust (and the software that supports them) in a manner consistent with GAAP, and other legal/regulatory requirements.
  • Take the lead in coordinating and developing annual budget and forecasting.
  • Manage Quarterly and Annual close, including:
    • Performing Bank reconciliations and investment allocation entries
    • Reviewing AP and AR coding
    • Reviewing for completeness and errors
    • Processing adjusting entries as necessary
    • Processing end of the year adjusting entries
  • Provide status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.
  • Manage Quarterly Financial statement preparation and analyze material reporting variances.
  • Work with CEO to draft financial narrative for the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees.
  • Manage the annual close including the production of the financial audit and IRS Form 990.
  • Serve as the lead contact for the auditors and Audit Committee.
  • Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
  • Substantiate financial transactions by analyzing documents.
  • Maintain Chart of Accounts.
  • Coordinate activities with the accounting clerical staff person and answer questions as needed.
  • Answer accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations.
  • Remain up-to-date on accounting methodologies and procedures, and all federal, state, and local legal requirements.  Advise the CEO and Administrative Director on needed action.
  • Serve as the primary contact for the Investment Advisors and financial account managers.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


Desired Qualifications:

  1. 1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance; and 5+ years in management or in an organization of similar size and scope of job responsibilities.
  2. 2. Seasoned professional (5+ years) coordinating, inspiring and motivating teams to reach their highest potential.
  3. 3. Knowledge of nonprofit accounting required.
  4. 4. Ability to work cross-functionally with LTNC staff, Board of Trustees and Finance Committee, and high level volunteers and donors.
  5. 5. Ability to work under and comply with continuous and multiple deadlines and evolving priorities. Manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  6. 6. Ability to plan, set priorities, organize, delegate and follow-through to completion on all areas of responsibility in a timely manner.
  7. 7. Skilled communicator, with superior interpersonal, verbal and written skills as well as diligent attention to detail.
  8. 8. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  9. 9. Commitment to organization, attention to detail, highly efficient and conscientious about thorough follow-up.
  10. 10. Able to handle confidential information and maintain high confidentiality.
  11. 11. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products is a must; and an understanding of databases such as Financial Edge preferred.
  12. 12. Flexibility and sense of humor a must.
  13. 13. Knowledge of environmental issues helpful.
  14. 14. Ability to lift 40 lbs and be able to perform daily repetitive hand motions as it pertains to computer mouse and keyboard.


To Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to  Please include FM2014WEB in your title.  No resumes with photos will be accepted.  No phone calls please.


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