Amazon - Financial Operations Manager for Northwest Center Services

AdministrativeHybrid Remote, Seattle, Washington Arlington, Virginia


As our Financial Operations Manager you are energized by continuous improvement and thrive within a high-performing team whose needs span across all levels of the organization from executive to individual contributor. You will have the technical skills in financial planning, systems and tools that will lead to the improvement of processes and strategy. You will influence, learn from and partner with individuals within the team and across the company. You will have the ability to operationalize planning and forecasting for the Division and be able to experiment with different approaches to find ways to measure success with a demonstrable history of solving tough problems in complex environments.

Location: Hybrid-Remote based in either Seattle, Washington or Arlington, Virginia  (role can be based in either city) 
Salary: 96k per year plus excellent benefits 
Schedule: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm (Occasional Nights/Weekends

  • Competitive and affordable Medical (including hearing & hardware coverage!), Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life insurance  
  • Generous Paid Time Off benefits
  • Additional Floating Holidays, Parental Leave, Paid Compassion Leave and Paid Holidays
  • Retirement 401(K) with a company match
  • Employment Assistance Program (EAP) including six free therapy sessions per year
  • Gym & Fitness Reimbursement Program
  • Student Loan Repayment Program

Check out the entire list of benefits Northwest Center has to offer here:

**Please submit a resume with your application. Cover letters preferred**

Key Responsibilities / Essential Functions

Financial Management:
• Act as financial owner for the @Amazon team ensuring all financial information is entered, tracked and reported to both NWC and Amazon key stakeholders including executive leadership.
• Own [email protected] P&L inputs, auditing and forecasting, tracking program budgets, forecasting potential changes and working with leadership to mitigate any shortfall to budget.
• Own the Amazon Purchase Order (PO) process, ensuring each PO budget is on track and working with leadership on amending and creating new Purchase Orders. Perform monthly reconciliation of program budget spends, contact and hold vendors accountable to agreed upon service levels.
• Create presentations for Divisional Executive Leadership that effectively communicate budget vs spend results, variations and recommended changes to reconcile differences.
• Develops, recommends, monitors, and reports operating program budgets; prepares budget revisions to reflect changes in project, funding, or policy levels; reconciles budget and expenditures to reimbursements.
• Supports departmental planning, coordination, and administration of budget management process.
• Researches and analyzes various factors that will impact projects’ financial situation; identifies risks and opportunities with regard to revenue, expenditures and other financial issues; provides frequent communication with program managers and lead the conversation to address emerging financial issues.
• Identifies and advises on potential budget overruns, revenue shortfalls and other financial problems; recommends options and solutions; and works with management to take corrective action.
• Works with systems personnel to develop, modify, and improve financial reporting and budgeting systems.
• Maintain accurate monthly forecasts for each program, based on inputs from senior leaders in the business sourced from regular conversations and reviews, encompassing both headcount and non-headcount expenses.
• Report out actual performance on a monthly basis to functional leaders, providing detailed variance analysis comparing expectations vs. reality; assist on preparation of internal Finance consolidated reports.
• On an annual basis, guide leaders through fiscal year budgeting process, aligning functional plans to corporate goals.
• Assist across multiple aspects of the monthly financial close, including accruals, reclasses, and expense classifications.
• Collaborate with FP&A team members to drive process improvements and share best practices.

Trusted Advisor to Leadership:
• Provide data-driven insights on Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and standardized business metrics.
• Produce and commission dashboards, tracking mechanisms, analyze data to allow assessment of financial & programmatic health and to support key business decisions.

Needed Experience & Requirements


• Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred

Required Experience:
• Growth-mindset is key.
• A minimum of 5+ years of experience in finance operations management of high performing programs.
• Hands-on experience in a financial planning software
• Ability to clearly communicate high level strategy and details effectively across disciplines, locations, and organizations, including to executive leadership.
• Organization, planning, and business skills alongside strategic thinking ability.
• Keen understanding for how to deliver excellent results within a talented team, as well as being able to drive change across other organizations.
• Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities and generate innovative solutions in an extremely fast-paced environment.
• Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals, across globally-distributed teams.

Preferred Experience:
• Experience in budget management and oversight over company P&L and operational planning to meet financial targets.
• Experience in Capacity Planning

Demonstrable Skills
• Commitment to Northwest Center’s mission of inclusion and ability to successfully work in a diverse environment.
• Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Inclusion and Diversity with an established understanding of how this commitment impacts the workplace
• Ability to practice and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
• Interpersonal skills to effectively motivate others. Lead change and innovation
• Maintain good judgment in fast-paced, high-stress environments
• Detailed oriented & thorough, with ability to imagine the “big picture”
• Passion to foster an inclusive and diverse culture through initiatives, training & education, communications, and implementing optimizations based on high-level goals.
• Responds calmly and professionally to emergencies, angry customers, or other stressful situations in the workplace.
• Exercises good judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to problems or situations.
• Regularly seeks new and improved methodologies for enhancing the effectiveness of organization. Employs imagination and creativity in the application of duties and responsibilities. Is not averse to change.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

• Must be able to frequently carry and lift a backpack containing a laptop and other supplies, up to 50 pounds.
• May need to carry supplies to other buildings.
• Variable working hours between 07:30AM and 6:00PM with occasional nights and weekends
• It is a combination of desk and actively visiting several Amazon buildings so the ability to move consistently within a 1.5 radius is required.
• Ability to read, write, communicate and comprehend the English language
• Ability to see both distance and details at close range, within a few feet of the observer (with or without corrective lenses).
• Ability to identify and understand the speech of another person (with or without a personal auditory hearing device).
• Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, including occasionally arriving early,      staying late on a moment’s notice and occasional evening and weekend shifts.
• This is a dog friendly environment with over 1000 dogs on campus. Individuals with dog allergies or those who do not particularly care for dogs may not be the best fit.

About Northwest Center

When People of all Abilities Learn and Work Together, Everyone Benefits. The purpose of Northwest Center is to change society so that people of all abilities engage with each other fully in classrooms, workplaces, and the community. Legally structured as a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, Northwest Center is more broadly a "for-purpose" organization that uses and blends the best techniques of human services, business, and philanthropy in innovative ways.

As a social enterprise organization, Northwest Center proves to the world every day that employing people of all abilities can be a powerful competitive advantage. Northwest Center’s businesses generate over $5 million annually that Northwest Center reinvests into human services while covering 100% of the overhead expense of the organization and building cash reserves for future sustainability.

Northwest Center’s mission is to promote the growth, development, and independence of people with disabilities through programs of therapy, education, and work opportunity

At Northwest Center, we do not just accept diversity and inclusion — we celebrate it, we support it, we live it and we flourish in it for the benefit of our employees, the community, and our clientele. It is our belief that our strength lies within our diversity and the forward motion towards a day when people of all abilities can learn and work together. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.