Amazon seeks a Finance Analyst I to perform in function / category specific Financial Planning & Analysis activities. The person would work with business partner in delivering the reporting and analysis work.
The key task would be to help the business in decision support through data analysis and business insight.
The analyst will be a finance partner to the relevant business team. This includes responsibility for financial metrics, reporting, forecasting and analysis.
The successful candidate will be analytical, and have to demonstrate ability to effectively manage the finances of a high-growth business.
Reporting and Analysis :
Perform financial reporting and support monthly P&L analysis and financial forecasts
Support in monthly / quarterly financial closing activity in close co-ordination with business and accounting teams
Facilitate financial review meetings with business groups and work with business managers to ensure effective finance and cost management.
Assist in Measuring and reporting progress on key goals for the business team in a timely manner
Provide inputs for monthly and quarterly business reviews in a timely manner. Facilitate the business reviews with data analysis and follow through with business leaders on actionable items for improving business metrics over a period of time
Perform ad-hoc business analyses, and financial modeling. Present recommendations to senior management on strategic decisions, and planned future initiatives
Business partnering with various finance vertical to ensure procedures and controls are routinely applied whist performing accounting and operation. Work in partnership with
Prepare KPI metrics for business and operation performance
Demonstrate appropriate understanding / working knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls, and apply them
Ensure appropriate financial policies, procedures, and internal controls are in place, documented, and operating as intended.
Participate in recruiting efforts. Continually raises the bar.
Leadership and Management :
Build relationships : Make and keep commitments, seek opportunities to partner with customers, be optimistic.
Work on critical projects that serve major parts of the business.
Actively participate in strategic initiatives and special projects when assigned or required.
Lead cross functional systems and process improvement initiatives
CA or MBA (Finance), with 4+ or more years of post-qualification experience in Budgeting, Forecasting, Variance Analysis / Accounting Knowledge / Balance sheet Review & Reporting activities
Experience in COGNOS and SQL is a strong plus.
Strong customer focus - both Internal / External
A work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations.
Ability to readily adapt to and lead through changing environment
Proven expertise managing, evaluating, analyzing data quickly and creating meaningful business reporting.
Strong financial acumen.
Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.
Retail industry experience (Preferred).
Experience using Oracle Financial Applications (Preferred).