Amazon UK

Finance Manager

Amazon UK
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
25 Nov 2020
07 Jan 2021
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How often have you had an opportunity to be an early member of a team that is tasked with disrupting an established industry?

Who we are: Our Finance organization is dedicated to help shape the long-term strategy and future opportunities within this industry for Amazon. Career Opportunities: As we continue to grow, we are looking for individuals that enjoy a challenge and have a desire for professional growth opportunities and continuous learning. Experience in this team opens up several career opportunities across Amazon. Individuals in this role have advancement opportunities to support different businesses and multifunctional teams, to lead new programs and initiatives, and to manage larger teams within the company.

Team Exposure/Scope: This role partners regularly with a broad range of finance and business leaders across Amazon, often at some of the most senior levels within the company.

Success in this role: Everyone on the team needs to be entrepreneurial, wear many hats, and work in a highly collaborative environment that's more start-up than big company. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical in this role. The successful candidate has demonstrated the following abilities: they are a self-starter, they collaborate and influence business partners, support thoughtful decision-making in a rapidly-evolving and ambiguous environment, think long-term and hire and develop the best.

Key Responsibilities: With specific responsibilities for FP&A, Investment Appraisal and business partnering our Real Estate team; in this role you will also oversee financial reporting for your business area. Understand input drivers and validate integrity of the reporting to influence strategic decision-making and planning. Use data to identify disruptive ideas and provide advice to business leaders across the globe.

With Controllership as the top priority, you identify, resolve, or provide guidance to resolve complex data integrity issues. You improve controls to address financial risk and support frugality.

Educate business partners on financial and non-financial trade-offs. You make thoughtful judgement calls in ambiguous environments where there data may be scarce or difficult to procure.

Use active listening skills intuitively to communicate data (both written and verbal) in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner. Adjust style for various audiences to articulate complex finance issues clearly. Your communications drive critical business decisions.

You exhibit social responsibility. Actively recruit bar-raising talent, continuously develop your team, and constructively mentor the Finance community.

Identify and sponsor Finance-wide professional development and engagement initiatives that plan for the future and strengthen the global Finance community, such as inclusion and diversity initiatives.

Become an expert in your lane to contribute to work-life harmony. You are a positive, collaborative, and effective influencer to new team members and model operations excellence and efficiency.


BA or BS in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, or a highly analytical field (e.g., Engineering, Math, Computer Science) or equivalent.

Minimum 7+ years of finance experience, or master's degree and 5 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

3+ years of direct management experience


Experience working with large-scale data mining and reporting tools (examples: SQL, MS Access, Essbase, Cognos) and other financial systems (examples: Oracle, SAP, Lawson, JD Edwards) MBA and/or Professional certification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/Qualified Accounting certificate)

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