MBA Senior Financial Analyst Intern

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Competitive salary
22 Sep 2023
21 Oct 2023
Experience level
Entry level, Internship
This position is for an 8-12 week Internship to be conducted in Summer of 2024 (Jun-Sep 2024).

*Minimum 12 weeks Internship is required for all International hires (who require JP VISA Support)*

An Amazon MBA summer internship, consists of leading a strategic project that is data intensive, analytical, centered on a real business issue, and representative of the full-time role.

Interns will have ownership of a high profile project within a business organization team, where they will partner with key business groups and clients. By participating in the internship, you will have opportunities to analyze unique business ideas, make data driven decisions and provide input to drive meaningful change. Each intern will have exposure to upper level management (including Vice Presidents and Directors) and the opportunity to apply general business skills to support successful execution of corporate strategies.

About the Sr. Financial Analyst Role:

Are you inspired by innovation and the continuous pursuit of improving customer experience? Are you energized by the dynamic forces shaping the e-commerce market? Amazon Retail Finance seeks an analytical, results-oriented Sr. Financial Analyst to support the Consumables finance team for Japan. "Finance" in Amazon has similarities to 経営企画室・経営戦略本部 in Japanese companies in which you own a wide variety of planning and analysis responsibilities.

This role acts as a right-hand person of Category Leaders in respective business units and support the healthy growth and financial operation. He/she delivers this through detailed financial modeling, driving business initiatives, and identifying/implementing key business indicators. Additional responsibilities include delivering cost and process improvements, performing reviews of forecast vs. actual variances, and communicating with managements and peers business issues and demanding actions. He/she may also have a subordinate to manage, coach and develop.

While exact weight depends on each assignment, general responsibilities of Retail Finance in Amazon includes the followings:

- Lead both multi-year's business planning and annual forecasts with detailed financial for business segments and initiatives. Identify opportunity for sales and profit from multiple dimensions, and translate them to action plans with priority calls. Audit business teams' assumptions and plans. Translate opportunities to business goals, with key inputs which matters to the outputs, identify road-blocks, ensure proper and sufficient action plans are developed, and track the delivery.

- Lead forecast updates to keep managements up to date. Conduct timely reviews with explanation to forecast changes and variance vs. actual, communicate business issues and demand actions to management and business partners.

- There are variety of analysis on demand; pricing, product sourcing strategy, new category or store launches, new business models, co-promotion opportunities and other merchandising strategy.

- For new business and business models, simulate benefit and costs to Amazon, the business partners and our consumers. Support business teams for organization and financial process designs to deliver the idea, obtain the budget and make it happen.

- Conduct overall cost analysis including Retail operating components, Supply Chain and logistics, as well as General and Administration costs.

- With the Supply Chain managements, design the strategy to create a low-cost supply chain, identifies short/long-term opportunities for cost reduction, and works with the Inventory Manager to plan appropriate on-hand inventory levels.

- Partner with other finance teams and multi function and develop all weekly and monthly financial close activities, all planning forecasting, and reporting models while overseeing their continuous innovation and communication to both operations and other business partners.

- Work with data source providers and technology teams to ensure that key decision data is accurate, automated and timely.

- Track and manage budgets and headcounts. Reviews and approve cost/fee structure change proposals and investments.

- Coach and grow subordinates and/or newer members to the team.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Tokyo, JPN


- Currently enrolled in MBA or equivalent master's level program at the time of application with a graduation date between December 2024 - September 2025

- 3+ years of full-time industry work experience, which occurred between the graduation date from your undergraduate program and prior to starting your MBA or Master's program

- Business level fluency in English (in both written and verbal format)

- 3+ years' finance experience in an organization with world class processes, or 3+ years' experience in consulting or financial institution.

- Demonstrated financial acumen and analytical experience delivering forecasting, budgeting, and project analysis (example: business modeling), and data interpretation of business impact and results (example: what-if scenarios).


- Business level fluency in Japanese (in both written and verbal format)

- Bachelor's degree required in finance, economics, mathematics, business or related field

- 5+ years in finance roles with progressively increasing levels of responsibility

- Experience in setting up business cases and driving financial conclusions, strong analytical and problem solving skills

- Superior attention to detail and have the ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously, though never losing the big picture out of sight

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