Amazon China

Financial Analyst, Finance Operations Accounting and Analysis

Amazon China
Beijing, China
Competitive salary
16 Jun 2024
28 Jun 2024
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Amazon is a US-based multinational electronic commerce company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified into many other categories, with a vision to be earth's most Customer-Centric company & to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online. Amazon's Finance Operations, Accounting & Analysis (FOAA) team is a fast-paced, team-focused, dynamic environment and delivering great experiences for our customers is top priority. FOAA is seeking a Financial Analyst to perform Accounting, Analytical and Reporting activities.

Key job responsibilities

The successful candidate will ensure that accounting processes are run in a controlled environment, meeting and exceeding our customers' expectations. This role requires working with central accounting, finance operation , Tax and Global financial teams to ensure we have a controlled accounting process to do month end accounting and reporting activities in a manner fitting with our "Customer Obsession", "Deliver Results" and "Insist on Highest Standard" philosophy. The Financial Analyst is responsible for smooth operations of global accounting team in Beijing, China, which includes closing the global books of accounts, posting of journal entries, preparing global general ledger account reconciliations, reporting and having reviews with leadership team. The person needs to ensure that the finance processes are operating at the optimum capacity, and partnering with operations and accounting team to achieve the annual operating plan. The Accounting team is responsible for preparing, reviewing and reporting on general ledger account and operational reconciliations. This individual will be responsible for developing and maintaining key financial and operational metrics, analyzing and reporting monthly variance analysis and providing ad-hoc reporting and analysis. This individual will also establish and embed principals of financial controls by measuring the quality of general ledger account reconciliations, creating dashboards and metrics to measure quality of processes and controls. This position will also be responsible for hiring and training priorities; ensuring existing policies and procedures are followed. The successful candidate should have a strong desire in innovating processes and exceed expectations in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, primarily driving innovation on behalf of our customers.

Responsibilities include:

Accounting and Control:
•Own financial reporting and may teach others e.g. own the delivery of complete month end close of VAT, Tax or other accounting functions, Transitions management, reporting decks, reconciliations etc.
•Provide support/direction for process or problem resolution.
•Ensure all processes are operating efficiently and effectively.
•Identify and implement process improvements where required.
•Understand the best practices of industry and set up benchmark for quality.
•Actively participate in strategic initiatives and special projects when assigned or required.
•Ensure appropriate financial policies, procedures, and internal controls are in place, documented, and operating as intended.
•Manage department's response to internal and external audit requirements and will also ensure compliance with SOX requirements for all geographies/activities.
•Manage complex accounting issues and implement process controls.
•Ability to analyze complex datasets and provide business judgements.

Leadership and Management:
•Stakeholder management and building relationships: Make and keep commitments, seek opportunities to partner with customers, be optimistic, and anticipate needs.
•Protect our brand: Know and live the values.
•Strong systems background. • Actively participate in strategic initiatives and special projects when assigned or required.
•Ability to work with remote teams in multiple Geos.
•Work with cross functional systems and drive process improvement initiatives.

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

Beijing, 11, CHN


- 3+ years of finance experience

- 3+ years of Accounts Receivable or Account Payable experience

- 2+ years of applying key financial performance indicators (KPIs) to analyses experience

- Knowledge of standard software including Excel, Access, Oracle, Essbase, SQL and VBA skills

- Experience using data to influence business decisions

- Experience in corporate finance including budgeting/planning, forecasting and reporting


- 2+ years of participating in continuous improvement projects in your team to scale and improve controllership with measurable results experience

- Experience in TM1, Data Warehouse and SQL

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