Amazon UK

Financial Analyst, Ultra Fast Food (Grocery)

Amazon UK
London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
18 Jan 2022
16 Feb 2022
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Job summary
Financial controllers for Amazon Ultra Fast Fresh business partnering with country operation leaders to drive business growth and improve cost structure. This is a perfect position for someone who enjoys problem solving and business analysis. You will work in a fast paced dynamic work environment and provide business insights to drive decision making. You already know how to make sense between which details that make all the difference, and those that don't add value. You know the difference between investing wisely, and money wasted.

Finance is all about the numbers...unless you work at Amazon; it's knowing the numbers and so much more. Enthusiasm helps us deliver new ideas, and solutions. Do you view problems as treasures, and are you willing to dive deep to develop those solutions and deliver results? Will you seek to challenge the status quo, and accept that your ideas and mechanisms may be tested daily? At Amazon, we move with purpose and speed, and this requires we work with a dynamic network of Operations, HR, Tech and Retail partners. Our Financial controllers work with multiple sites, help others understand financial decisions and are *the* trusted business advisors. They employ every facet of data and communication to ensure our partners and our leaders have the most up to date and reliable information to help them make the best possible decision. Come teach us a few things, and we'll teach you a few things as we navigate the most customer-centric company on Earth.

Key job responsibilities
• Business partner with key stakeholders of EU Ultra Fast Fresh business by developing and providing robust financial analysis and articulate insights in a clear and concise manner
• Set up and manage the financial control and weekly/ month-end close process
• Support the planning processes for the existing business and future launches
• Drive continuous improvement and standardization of financial reporting processes using SQL, advanced MS Excel and other analytical tools
• Provide financial support on operational projects to drive improvements.

A day in the life
The role involves 50% time on business analysis and influencing decision making, 35% time on driving key projects (adhoc business analysis, scalable reporting automation) and 15% of the time on MEC (month-end close) activities.

Basic Qualifications:
BA/BS degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Engineering or similar discipline with analytical bias • Relevant experience in positions that require analysis and reporting financial results • Demonstrated financial acumen and analytical experience delivering forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis, and data interpretation of business impact and results • Strong technical background including Excel, Cognos, SQL, Essbase, and Oracle • Fluency in English, both oral and written

Preferred Qualifications:
MBA and/or Professional accounting certification with relevant experience • Strong operational business understanding, including potential impact of business decisions on various internal/external stakeholders • Ability to manage and prioritize workload and meet deadlines while managing multiple projects in a fast paced environment • Highly analytical, detail oriented and strong business sense; proven ability to manage new ideas and creative solutions • Previous experience within a Manufacturing and Distribution Center processes and systems a plus

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