Amazon UK

Sr Finance Manager Business Partnering, Finance Operations Business Partnering, EMEA Finance Operati

Amazon UK
London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
19 May 2022
18 Jun 2022
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Job role
Finance manager
Experience level
Job summary
Our Finance Business Partnering team in Finance Operations (FinOps) team is expanding! The FinOps function supports every business line, in every geography across Amazon. By paying our Vendors and Suppliers (Procure to Pay), collecting Customer cash (Order to Cash) and paying our employees (Payroll) accurately, on time and with the best customer experience, FinOps plays a vital role as Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company.

As Amazon continues to grow so does the demand for Finance Business Partners. We are recruiting for several senior positions across the team to continue to drive this expansion in ambiguous and novel situations. Leading complex programs of work, you will deliver the technical capabilities that enable Amazon to expand both its services and its reach.

Working with leaders around the world, you will deliver a high-quality customer experience through developing and leading strategic, cross-functional programs. These will be aimed at delivering ongoing operational efficiency and free-cash-flow improvements through automation, upstream defect reduction and end-to-end process improvement. You will work backwards from your customer, and problem solve on their behalf. You will dive deep into their requirements, and deliver these programs through our people, processes and technology.

Key job responsibilities
This role is for the EMEA Business Partner and supports a portfolio of Corporate AP improvement and transformation projects. Your responsibilities will include:

• Understanding and supporting Coporate AP growth through influencing and driving the development of processes and tools critical to serving business and vendors' needs at scale
• Identifying and quantifying financial and operational risks and opportunities to FinOps and across the company; leading Senior Management meetings with business partners on key finance issues and to drive business decisions;
• Building financial and operational analyses to drive and influence data-driven senior leadership decisions across FinOps, business and technology teams to deliver high-quality solutions, leveraging technology and automation.
• Building scalable models and overcoming language support challenges in a cost-effective way, making sound recommendations on implementation of new tools, technologies, best practices and organisational structures
• Communicating program and policy updates to senior leaders and employees across multiple finance and business teams
• Working closely with our FinOps Services teams to identify and remove roadblocks, acting as the interface between our operations, business, accounting, finance and tax teams

Basic Qualifications:
Qualified Accountant (CPA / ACCA / ACA / CIMA or equivalent) with demonstrable finance experience or MBA with demonstratable finance reporting and finance transformation experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience of initiating and driving multiple complex, cross-functional, milestone driven projects simultaneously to agreed deadlines
• Ability to communicate in writing and orally in a manner necessary to build business relationships and positively influence data-driven senior leadership decision making
• Track record of earning the trust of leadership by challenging norms, enabling growth and improving efficiency
• Experience driving transformational financial system improvement initiatives in large organisations • Experience in process improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma, with knowledge of how best-practice tools and processes work
• Project management experience, working with technology and product managers to drive technology roadmaps
• Excellent business judgment, analytical, and decision-making skills to evaluate complex processes and financial scenarios
• Ability to solve complex problems within and outside your direct scope of responsibility and dive deep on any finance topic
• SQL and Advanced Excel Skills

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