Amazon UK

Finance Manager FinOps BP, EMEA

Amazon UK
London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
12 Jun 2022
11 Jul 2022
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Job role
Finance manager
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Job summary
Our 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 across various geographies, so does the demand for Finance Business Partners to continue to understand regulatory procure to pay requirements. 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 financial improvement, scalability, and process excellence. To support and set up a scalable process in response to legislative requirements at Amazon, the candidate must possess a strong passion for accountability, setting high standards, raising the bar, and driving results through constant focus on improving existing and future state operations, systems, and processes. The candidate will be leading strategic, cross-functional programs, aimed at delivering ongoing operational efficiency, upstream defect reduction and end-to-end process improvement. You will dive deep into requirements, and deliver these programs through our people, processes and technology.

Key job responsibilities
The role owns developing a consistent understanding of regulatory requirements around payment practices, as the subject matter expert for UK & EU, creating scalable operational/controllership processes and driving continuous improvement for optimization with the following responsibilities -

• Partnering with business teams, Tax, Accounting, Legal, FinOps Service Centres and technology teams to plan for and deliver high quality regulatory deliverables
• Leading the engagement with Service Centres and relevant business teams for sharing deep-dive on metrics for defect reduction initiatives
• Maintaining the cadence on performing the regulatory scoping reviews with Accounting, Tax, Public Policy and Legal to deliver effective governance and risk management
• Acting as a single point of contact for independent audits and driving actions holding a high bar on controllership
• Leading the engagement with Service Centres to oversee and validate the integrity of deliverables making sound recommendations on implementation of best practices and process improvements
• Identifying and quantifying compliance and operational risks to FinOps and across the company, driving ad-hoc projects as require
• Driving and providing support for scalable automation process and to continuously align with the automation team for understanding feasibility of automating the ongoing changes
• Engaging with finance and business teams across all of Amazon businesses to ensure that they are aligning to the global process and also to monitor and review regulatory deliverables for accuracy and efficiency.
• Leading and driving Senior Management meetings with Business Partners on key regulatory issues and drive business decisions aligning to the global process

Basic Qualifications:
• English Language skills - Fluent
• Qualified Accountant (CPA / ACCA / ACA / CIMA or equivalent) with demonstrable finance experience or MBA with demonstratable finance reporting and finance transformation experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to solve complex problems within and outside your direct scope of responsibility and dive deep to identify the root causes on any finance topics
• Track record of earning the trust of leadership by challenging norms, enabling growth and improving efficiency
• 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
• Experience driving transformational financial system improvement initiatives in large organisations
• Excellent business judgment, analytical, and decision-making skills to evaluate complex processes and financial scenarios
• Excellent analytical skills, a passion for metrics and figures and the ability to get into the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture
• Project management experience, working with technology and product managers to drive technology roadmaps
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
• Experience in process improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma, with knowledge of how best-practice tools and processes work
• SQL and Advanced Excel Skills

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