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Vice President of Finance & Human Resources

Direct Supervisor: President/CEO
Supervisor of: Development & Accounting Manager
Status: Full-time, salaried, exempt

Who We Are & What We Do

The Lancaster Conservancy’s mission is to provide wild and forested lands and clean waterways for our community, forever. The Conservancy has been preserving land in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania since 1969 and more recently along the Susquehanna River corridor in York County, Pennsylvania as well. As more land is lost each year to development, it is our mission to protect and maintain carefully selected habitat in its natural state as a balance to our growth. The Conservancy currently owns 47 nature preserves (encompassing over 7,000 acres) and holds 71 conservation easements (encompassing an additional 888 acres), with more added each year. Our preserves are managed to create habitat for animals, to protect plants and trees, and to provide public access to nature. Through educational programs, volunteer opportunities, and partnership, the Conservancy engages and activates community members of all ages to protect and restore our natural lands!

Position Description

The Vice President of Finance and Human Resources is responsible for ensuring that compliance operations at the Lancaster Conservancy run effectively and efficiently. The selected individual will maintain timely, accurate financial records in accordance with GAAP and oversee Human Resources functions for the organization. They will play a key role in partnering with the President/CEO, Senior Vice Presidents, and General Counsel to ensure the continued success of the organization. The VP of Finance and Human Resources supervises the Development & Accounting Manager in a bookkeeping role and works closely with the Finance & Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. The successful candidate is a self-motivated, critical thinker with strong organizational skills, adept at multi-tasking in a high volume fast paced environment. This position requires a collaborative individual with exceptional time management skills.

Principle Finance Responsibilities

  • Provide accounting functions for a $2.1 million budget organization, working closely with the Development & Accounting Manager.
  • Manage income, grant, and expense tracking, including management of restricted funds.
  • Manage payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and cash receipts, working closely with the Development & Accounting Manager.
  • Prepare annual operating and capital budgets and timely financial reports in cooperation with the President/CEO to present to the Board of Directors as needed.
  • Coordinate the annual audit and tax filings with the external auditors.
  • Manage banking relationships, cash flow, and the organization’s short and long-term investments.
  • Streamline financial data management, working closely with the Development & Accounting Manager to integrate Salesforce (CRM) and Sage 50 Accounting software with transparency to SVPs needing information.
  • Provide compliance and tracking for donor gift agreements and restricted donor gifts including endowment funds.
  • Manage funding requests and reporting required for acquisitions and tax issues.
  • Manage the Board Finance & Audit Committee.

Other Responsibilities

  • Manage all human resources functions for the organization, including hiring processes, contracts for employee benefits, records management, and time reporting for all employees (currently 21 staff members).
  • Manage risk assessment and general insurance requirements.
  • Build and track earned income by performing various business analysis projects related to all aspects of the organization’s operations, including property management projections for leases and structures.
  • Adhere to Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices to maintain the organization’s accredited status, participating in re-accreditation activities when applicable.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and minimum 3 years of experience in accounting, including fund accounting.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce and Sage 50 Accounting software desirable.
  • Passion for the environment and land conservation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Goal oriented and extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Familiarity with Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices.

This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with competitive pay and benefits package (including healthcare, paid time off, and 403b opportunities) based in Lancaster, PA in an office environment.

Lancaster Conservancy is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identify or expression, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and organizational need.

To Apply:

To apply please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Jenn Teson, VP of Operations and Conservation, at by end of day Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Please also note where you saw the position listed.

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