Amazon UK

Finance Manager, Accounting

Amazon UK
London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
11 May 2024
09 Jun 2024
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Finance manager
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We are seeking a Finance Manager to become a key member of the EMEA Accounting team, located in our London office.

The role has responsibility for aspects of the controllership and accounting function in support of the EMEA operations. The accounting flows are operated in multiple legal entities with involvement of a number of stakeholders in different locations. This position will be focused on reporting results to the business and implementing process improvements to support global goals. In addition to the accounting and reporting responsibilities, the individual will own and drive cross-border projects and develop best practice in processes and controllership on an international level, with an emphasis on utilizing new technology and developing subject matter expertise in this area. They will also create and drive the implementation of policies with the financial leadership team based out of worldwide Amazon locations.

This position is office-based, with the flexibility to work remotely up to two days per week in line with Amazon's current flexible work guidance. Amazon encourages open communication about unique needs for flexible arrangements.

Key job responsibilities

• Representing the UK Accounting team.

• Leading and driving various meetings with senior management on key financial statement areas.

• Ownership of the monthly, quarterly, and annual closes for the EMEA operations while implementing and maintaining adequate mechanisms and forums for reviews, decision making and escalations with finance partners and management.

• Driving standardization and continuous improvement of processes and controls to obtain the highest integrity of financial reporting (US, local GAAP, and management reporting)-including partnering with appropriate stakeholders, for a successful end-to-end approach to reporting.

• Delivering functional projects on a cross-country level, such as implementing best accounting/ controllership practice to enhance and deepen the control environment.

• Ensuring that the EMEA Accounting activities are aligned across the Worldwide Accounting Organization.

• Influencing and articulating accounting/ finance terminology to the non-finance community.

• Supports internal and external audit processes.

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

London, GBR


- Extensive relevant experience with CPA / ACCA / ACA / CIMA or equivalent certification and knowledge of various GAAP accounting rules including US GAAP and IFRS.

- Working understanding of an internal control framework and a solid understanding of the concepts of control design and operational efficiency.


- Experience from a 'Big 4' accounting firm is a strong preferred.

- Experience working for a US or International, medium to large fast-paced company.

- Computer literate in general (MS office, Essbase, Cognos and similar). Knowledge of Oracle is a plus.

- Track record of having earned the trust of a leadership team by challenging norms, upgrading team performance, enabling growth, and improving efficiency.

- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects.

- Ability to dive deep into data, existing processes, people and technology challenges in order to identify issues and opportunities.

- Proven track record of sound decision making, taking ownership and delivering results in a leadership role

- Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.

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