Amazon UK

Finance Manager Business Partnering

Recruiter
Amazon UK
Location
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Feb 2021
Closes
03 Mar 2021
Ref
1358274
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant
Experience level
Manager
Description:
Amazon Finance Operations was created to support rapid growth across all business units. The goal of the team is to deliver seamless procure-to-pay and order-to-cash process that enable Amazon's ongoing expansion within EMEA and across the globe. We are seeking an experienced candidate to work closely with both Finance Operations and business teams to identify, analyse, create, develop, and innovate solutions that lead to improvements in our end to end processes for our vendors and customers.

The Finance Operations Business Partnering team is embedded with the business, working closely with Vendor Management, Operations, Technology and other Finance teams, across our multiple business units. This fast developing department now needs a Finance Manager to support our Transportation business. The role will focus primarily on Non-Inventory Shipments, with freight being the primary driver of payment defect in EMEA owing to the complexity of tax requirements within our region which we need to address.
This is an exciting role, at the heart of Amazon's European finance group. It involves a large number of legal entities and business areas across 14 countries business partnering, building additional functionalities, streamlining processes and driving programmatic improvement initiatives. Our operations environment presents great challenges in dealing with front line management, driving scalable and continuous improvement including controllership.

We're not an average retailer and this is definitely not your average Finance position. We'll give you the opportunity to really make a difference in a high growth environment where your ability to identify and drive change will be key. You will define and establish best practice and coordinate policies with the Finance Operations leadership team based out of worldwide Amazon locations.

Responsibilities will include:
• You will partner our Global Transportation Solutions, Trans-Controllership, Accounting and other upstream teams such as FC Operations to set up a long term scalable process to automate the payment process for duty, VAT and Brokerage charges for non-inventory goods
• You will operate as the EMEA Business Partner lead for expansion and transformation projects in the region
• Partner the Transportation teams in our Seattle Head Office to ensure the technology solutions defined globally take into account European needs and that duty payments are made on time with the correct level of monitoring.
• This will include representing the voice of both internal and external customers of our fundamental finance processes, ensuring those customers are at the heart of technology and process change.
• You will lead and drive Senior Management meetings with Business Partners on key Finance Operations issues and drive business decisions
• You will ensure that Finance Operations activities are aligned with the overall strategy and objectives of the Global Finance Operations organization
• You will ensure that the respective activities of the regions are operated in a highly controlled manner (with respect to existing Compliance & Policies procedures)
• You will build better, scalable models and overcome language support challenges in a cost effective way through the implementation of better tools, technologies and best practice.
• Establish metrics, reporting and review mechanisms to enable data driven decision making at pace as well as setting up repeatable and scalable mechanisms
• Applying knowledge of multiple reporting systems to deliver solutions. This requires advanced computer literacy (MS Office, especially Excel) and the aptitude to understand system dependencies.
• Supporting internal customer groups in Finance, Technology, Operations, Transportation Business, Shared Services and Project Management

About you
The ideal candidate will be an intelligent, talented person experienced in an industry finance role with an understanding of Finance Operations (purchase to pay, order to cash, record to report), periodic financial reporting and related analytical analysis with knowledge of various operational finance procedures and policies ideally from a Retail environment.

You will have demonstrated the ability to successfully lead complex, milestone driven projects. Additional traits we are looking for are a strong desire to exceed expectations, effective interpersonal skills; including persuasive written and oral communication, solid organisational skills, ability to assess and manage risk and some experience with information technology.

Basic Qualifications:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

- Fluency in English
- Either: Qualified Accountant (CPA / ACCA / ACA / CIMA or equivalent); or Masters qualification with 5+ years of finance / operational experience; or 7+ years of finance / operational experience
- Ability to solve complex problems within and outside your direct scope of responsibility, diving deep into data to prove out root causes of system or process defect
- Ability to drive cross-functional teams to implement scalable solutions, delivering multiple projects to agreed deadlines
- Ability to communicate both in writing and orally in a manner necessary to build relationships and positively influence decision making
- You have a track record of earning the trust of leadership by challenging norms, enabling growth and improving efficiency
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience in process improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma and, with profound knowledge of how best-practice tools and processes work.
- Project management experience, working with technology and product managers to drive technology roadmaps
- Excellent analytical skills, a passion for metrics and figures and the ability to get into the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture
- Experienced at communicating complex analysis clearly and concisely
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
- Excellent bias for action, including the ability to juggle multiple priorities
- Retail accounts payable experience
- SQL and Advanced Excel Skills
- Experience with Oracle Financials
1. Additional information for internal candidates
This role operates with a significant level of autonomy and would be an ideal opportunity for an ambitious finance leader looking to broaden Core Finance experience in a project driven operational area of finance.

The function interacts directly with our vendors and gives a fantastic opportunity to build network and profile across Transportation, Operations and Finance.

Preferred Qualifications:
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience in process improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma and, with profound knowledge of how best-practice tools and processes work.
- Project management experience, working with technology and product managers to drive technology roadmaps
- Excellent analytical skills, a passion for metrics and figures and the ability to get into the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture
- Experienced at communicating complex analysis clearly and concisely
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
- Excellent bias for action, including the ability to juggle multiple priorities
- Retail accounts payable experience
- SQL and Advanced Excel Skills
- Experience with Oracle Financials
1. Additional information for internal candidates
This role operates with a significant level of autonomy and would be an ideal opportunity for an ambitious finance leader looking to broaden Core Finance experience in a project driven operational area of finance.

The function interacts directly with our vendors and gives a fantastic opportunity to build network and profile across Transportation, Operations and Finance.

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