Financial Operations Manager

at World Central Kitchen
Published September 7, 2022
Location Washington, United States of America
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  



World Central Kitchen is looking to fill a Financial Operations Manager position with an individual who possesses a high level of reliability, precision, and attention to detail in a high volume and fast paced environment. As a valuable Financial Operations Manager you will become an important part of our organization and help drive the accounting and relief team members to meet its weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual goals. This is an excellent opportunity to join our growing team!


Reports to:




SVP, Finance



Director, Finance

Relief Activation Leadership

Job Responsibilities


The Financial Operations Manager position will be a part of a high performing and highly motivated finance team that directly impacts the growth and success of World Central Kitchen. The successful candidate must thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume, and flexible environment with the expectation to provide a broad range of operations, finance and accounting support during emergency relief activations.


Key Duties and Responsibilities


Key duties will include but are not limited to:


Deploy as needed to a Disaster/Emergency Area as a liaison between the Finance and Relief Operations department. This position will require travel to areas that WCK will respond.

Support to WCK Relief staff to manage finance related projects on the ground or remotely by coordinating field finance tasks and activities.

Collaborate with onboarding of vendors, restaurants and contractors especially on the initial stage of the activation process.

Manage and supervise Financial Relief Activation Kit, including petty or field cash management and reconciliation, invoice review and approval, and independent contractors schedule of fees.

Contribute key takeaways into After Action Reports in order to improve Relief Operations with emphasis on the Finance process.

Ensures field finance activities are executed as per the standards set forth by WCK.

Collaboration in creating field operations reports to analyze cost, spending, and budgets.

Oversee compliance with existing financial policies and procedures for operational efficiency related to finances including expense control, ordering, procurement, and vendor relationships.

Provide oversight and financial input on JPA/Grant processes and other specific onboarding needs.


A sincere commitment to World Central Kitchen’s mission and program.

This position requires the ability to travel immediately to respond to emergency relief activities. Estimated travel requirements 70-80%.

Schedule flexibility to account for time zone differences.

Management or supervisory experience. Training requirements included.

Financial operations and/or project management experience.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.

Strong organizational and time management skills.

An understanding of general accounting principles, bookkeeping functions, and financial procedures.

Ability to interact with employees, vendors, and other guests in a professional manner.

Adaptable to be able to shift priorities and focus as departmental and/or organization demands change.

Must have strong work ethic.

Must be well organized and a self-starter.

Equally comfortable and enjoy working with people as well as numbers.

Must be able to follow standard accounting procedures.

Detail oriented, professional attitude, reliable.

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

WCK staff supporting activations are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless an accommodation applies. WCK complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.


Interested candidates can send their CVs

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