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World Central Kitchen
20001, Washington D.C. (US)
WCK offers competitive compensation and great benefits including zero premium heath insurance
Closing date
Jun 6, 2024

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Organization Overview:

World Central Kitchen, Inc. (WCK) is first to the frontlines providing fresh meals in response to crises. Applying our model of quick action, leveraging local resources, and adapting in real time, WCK has served more than 350 million nourishing meals around the world.

Position Overview:

WCK is seeking a highly skilled and dedicated Controller to join our team. The Controller will play a pivotal role in overseeing all aspects of accounting and financial management, ensuring transparency, accuracy, and compliance with regulatory standards. The ideal candidate will exhibit unwavering reliability, meticulous attention to detail, and a proactive approach to leadership within a dynamic, high-volume environment.  This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer and collaborates closely with the Director of Finance, Senior Manager of Field Finance, and senior leadership to support the organization's mission-driven initiatives.

This position is hybrid, based in Washington DC, with 2-3 days on-site per week when not traveling. This position requires occasional travel, including internationally.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Accounting Oversight: Manage accounts and ledgers to ensure timely reconciliations and monthly close in compliance with GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Grant and Program Accounting: Supervise financial tracking and reporting for grants and programs, ensuring proper allocation of funds and adherence to donor requirements.
  • Systems Oversight: Evaluate accounting, subledger, and internal control systems to continually improve efficiency and accuracy.
  • Policy and Procedure Development: Develop and maintain accounting policies and procedures to ensure efficiency, accuracy, and compliance with best practices.
  • Audit Coordination: Coordinate external audits, liaise with auditors, and implement recommendations to strengthen internal controls and processes.
  • Budget Development: Lead the annual budgeting process, working collaboratively with departmental leaders to develop realistic and strategic financial plans and to optimize resource allocation.
  • Financial Analysis: Provide insightful analysis and recommendations to senior leadership based on financial data, trends, and performance metrics.
  • Team Leadership: Hire, train, and mentor accounting staff, fostering a culture of excellence, accountability, and professional development.
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities for the position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. All positions are required to perform any additional tasks assigned by the supervisor.


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