Amazon is seeking an exceptional Financial Analyst to be a key partner in the Global Finance Operations Accounting department.
Finance Operations is a fast-paced group within Amazon where new challenges arise every day. This position will partner with Global Operations and Accounting teams, as well as Finance Technology teams to support and deliver on global projects impacting every part of our Finance Operations organization.
The ideal candidate is an inquisitive self-starter with a strong accounting background, systems design expertise, problem solving skills and attention to detail who will take ownership and deliver results related to delivering accounting requirements, oversight for financial system designs, and engaging with our other teams to prioritize automation and resource road maps.
This role has regular interaction with various business units across Amazon across the globe and requires strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Successful candidates for this individual contributor position will have a minimum of 8 years professional experience in similar positions in larger public companies.
Candidates will have a demonstrable history of accomplishing unusually complex challenges in accounting, project management, and systems implementations.
Responsibilities include :
Providing project support and assistance to Amazon's EU business and development teams with the design of new products or offerings to ensure successful project delivery and controllership;
Ownership of executing process improvement opportunities within new business launches and existing processes and controls, including defining scope, goals and deliverables in collaboration with senior leadership and stakeholders;
Highlighting accounting improvement opportunities on specific processes and accounts and partnering with EU operations and accounting teams to implement;
Coordinating with operations and accounting teams in Europe, America and Asia and ensuring strong communication, reporting, and best practices are identified, implemented and followed
Influencing business decisions with effective verbal and written communication, data driven analysis and presentation of alternatives
BA / BS degree with major in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field;
8+ years of experience in accounting and project management of large financial systems conversion or implementations on an international scale
Experience managing international Value Added Tax (VAT) for large corporations (EU region is a plus).
Experience with translating accounting conclusions into operational processes;
Proven ability to influence without authority
Desire to exceed expectations and drive positive change in the organization
Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
CPA / CA or equivalent
Experience working in a fast paced environment similar to a high tech start-up
Strong analytical and data gathering skills
Oracle, SQL, Essbase, Hyperion experience