Senior Financial Analyst VAT
Amazon
Heredia, CRI
hace 5 días

Job summary

Finance Operations (FinOps) is one of the largest captive Business Service organizations on Earth. We deliver finance technology solutions, corporate facilities, procurement services and transactional finance to Amazon.

We are international, spreading across 28 countries in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Amazon seeks a Senior Financial Analyst - VAT to be the leader for LATAM VAT for Finance Operations Accounting and Analysis (FOAA).

This role will partner closely with senior members of Finance Operations, Accounting, Tax and various technology teams on a global level.

This is an exciting opportunity to support business-critical VAT compliance projects and their implementation in Finance Operations processes for the region and across Amazon businesses.

In addition, this person will be a key driver of regional initiatives to improve the quality of the VAT general ledger account reconciliations.

The expertise of LATAM VAT regulations and the impact to the accounts payable and receivable processes will provide important intelligence to safeguard financial statements and enable scalable new business launches.

This person will provide VAT accounting consultancy and operate with a high degree of empowerment to make independent decisions.

Key job responsibilities

This is a new role to support various LATAM Amazon business teams as well as liaise with internal business partners, which includes :

  • Delivering VAT-related accounting projects and safekeeping of VAT regulatory compliance. Translate VAT regulations into requirements for Finance Operations processes and systems.
  • The focus will be on global VAT regulations and accounts payable / receivable processes. Support and influence internal decision making with the goal to strengthen VAT collection and payment processes.

  • Driving improvements of the LATAM VAT reconciliations across businesses including input and output VAT. Liaison with VAT controllership, Accounting, Finance Operations, and technology teams with the goal to assure the VAT compliance of the financial statements.
  • Promoting VAT awareness, including knowledge sharing and training with respect to VAT rules, policies and procedures, within Finance Operations.
  • BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA / BS in Accounting, Tax Finance or similar degree with specialization in VAT.
  • 8+ years of experience in a VAT compliance / advisory role for LATAM in a multinational and / or professional organization paired with strong accounting background.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBA in Accounting and / or Taxes.
  • Practical approach to VAT with a sound understanding of procure to pay and sales processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple priorities in a fast paced, growing and ambiguous environment.
  • Advanced Excel skills and strong understanding of financial reporting and data mining tools (Cognos, Essbase, SQL, etc.), Machine Learning.
  • Experience working with big data sets and gleaning insights through rigorous analysis.
  • A proven track record of sound decision-making, taking ownership and delivering results.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a customer focused, professional demeanor
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