Amazon UK

Senior Financial Analyst, Accounting

Amazon UK
London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
20 May 2024
21 May 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Experience level
Qualified accountant
We are seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to become a key member of the UK 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. In addition to the accounting and reporting responsibilities, the individual will 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 drive 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

- Preparation of various deliverables to support both internal and external financial reporting needs, including analytic commentary and the preparation of supplementary financial analysis for management and other stakeholders.

- Preparation and review of monthly balance sheet account reconciliations and annual financial statements.

- Leading certain month end close activities, ensuring that relevant deadlines are met.

- Direct responsibility for improving accounting processes and controls for a business with a high volume of transactions.

- Actively participating in cross functional project launches from scoping through to testing and launch.

- Responsibility for actively engaging with a variety of stakeholders within the business, including technology and administrative team on business integration projects.

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

London, GBR


- Experience with accounting and financial reporting, preferably gained within a Big Four firm and / or a multinational organization

- Certified accountant qualification (CPA, ACCA or equivalent)

- Proficient Microsoft Excel user


- Knowledge of IFRS or other accounting frameworks;

- Solid organizational skills along with an aptitude for information technology

- Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

- Experience managing multiple projects with competing schedules

- Excellent communication and organization skills, including the ability to anticipate, identify and communicate risks to leadership

- Passion to continuously enhance processes and reduce manual efforts through automation or optimization initiatives.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice ( to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

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