Amazon Finance & Global Business Services (FGBS) plays a key role in the company’s mission to be Earth’s most customer-centric company.
FGBS includes finance functions like Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Accounting, Tax, as well as other functions like Global Real Estate and Facilities (GREF), Investor Relations, and Benchmarking.
The FGBS Team is looking for an Accounts Payable Compliance Manager to join Accounts Payable operation in Costa Rica. The successful candidate will lead a team which ensures that payment complement operations for Mexico run flawlessly.
Primary responsibilities will include managing relationship with stakeholders (vendors, vendor management, taxes and senior leadership), hire and develop AP Compliance Managers, provide timely and accurate reports in a proactive manner on payment complements, metrics, and issues affecting VAT claims, while keeping the highest levels of controllership and Customer Obsession.
The successful candidate will have a strong desire in innovating processes and exceed expectations in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, primarily driving innovation on behalf of customers (partners) / vendors.
We expect the AP Compliance Manager to be an outside the box thinker, who looks for ways to improve our collection process, to have positive impacts on payment complement accuracy.
The hired candidate will evaluate all compliance policies and procedures and coordinate with all internal teams to resolve all compliance issues effective and attend all reviews for internal and external department to promote all compliance programs.
Effectively hires, manages performance, coaches, and promotes leaders.
Manages group workload and establishing priorities; ensuring existing policies and procedures are followed.
Handles complex problems and efforts, decisions and escalations. Mitigates long term risks with the solutions.
Constantly work with business teams, share metrics and create plan of action for aged items.
Build processes to highlight issues proactively impacting Payment Complements (Claims and escalations), that have direct impact on payment accuracy.
Work closely with finance operations team in different locations for timely transaction processing.
Driving historical reconciliations from previous fiscal periods, to support fiscal audit readiness.
Uses expertise and judgment to select stakeholders to determine the right goals, inform decisions, and design long-term solutions.
Able to deliver independently and take the lead on local initiatives.
Evaluate all compliance policies and procedures and coordinate with all internal teams to resolve all compliance issues effective and attend all reviews for internal and external department to promote all compliance programs.
Bachelors / Masters with 7+ years of post-qualification experience in Finance Operations / Shared Services, Accounts Payable or General Ledger.
5+ years of experience leading AP / VAT operations teams in complex multi-national organizations.
Proven experience working on Mexico tax legislation.
Proven strong customer focus.
Track record of exceptional interpersonal skills including experience driving complex communications and strategic plans.
Expertise in using Oracle Financial Applications.
Excel professional proficiency : pivot tables, data presentation, formulas, conditionals, etc
Experience in Latin America region (i.e., specially in Mexico)
Experience using Oracle Financial Applications.
Strong knowledge of Excel
Tax Compliance / Local Statutory knowledge in Latin America countries is considered a plus
A work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations.
Strong interpersonal skills including written and oral communication skills