Amazon UK

Senior Finance Analyst

Amazon UK
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
10 Feb 2021
04 Mar 2021
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Amazon is a pioneering, dynamic, and energetic company that thrives on unique and peculiar ways. We take pride in our single-minded obsession over customer satisfaction and our ability to maintain a curious and vibrant culture no matter how large the company grows. We endeavor to build our legacy as Earth's most customer-centric company and to continue to cultivate and nourish our innovative environment through our mission to hire the best. If you are a financial accounting professional who consistently exceeds expectations, who dares to make bold decisions, and whose ears perk up at the prospect of a challenge, then Amazon is a place where your career can flourish.

This position supports operational accounting for European digital music businesses and will have responsibility for:
• Supporting various aspects of our accounting and reporting process.

• End-to-end process ownership to support finance and business partners.

• Understand internal control design concepts sufficient to assess the effectiveness of controls in their area and to design new processes and controls for emerging and growing business activities.

• Execute judgments to keep projects moving and ensure the right decisions are reached to close the books each month.

• Escalating risks and issues as necessary to leadership.

• Strong sense of ownership.

• Ability to identify process improvement and automation opportunities to drive positive change across the organization.

• Lead delivery of accounting tasks and projects.

• Enhance partnerships between Accounting and various business and IT groups.

• Research, conclude and memorialize technical accounting position papers.

Basic Qualifications:
• Degree in accounting or related field
• Five or more years of related work

Preferred Qualifications:
• CPA (or equivalent)
• Accounting management experience with Big Four (public) with Fortune 500 clients
• Operational accounting experience with one or more Fortune 500 companies for two or more years
• Working knowledge of the COSO internal control framework and a solid understanding of the concepts of control design and operational efficiency
• Familiarity with GAAP research tools and the FASB codification
• Experience working with a fast-paced, high-tech start-up or complex company
• Experience with researching and documenting support for accounting conclusions
• Demonstrated history of solving multiple complex operational and accounting challenges
• Aptitude for team leadership-influencing and galvanizing others to follow you toward a solution
• Natural propensity for organization and an aptitude for information technology
• Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
• Excellent analytical skills

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