Amazon UK

Head of Finance - Hardlines

Amazon UK
London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
31 Jul 2021
30 Aug 2021
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Job role
Head of finance
Experience level
DESCRIPTION opened its virtual doors in October 1998 and strives to be the world's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything that they might want to buy online. Originally known as a bookseller, has dramatically expanded its range over the years to offer everything from DVD's to MP3's, Toys to Tools, Clothing to Computers and so much more.

Based at Ltd's Office in Shoreditch, our Heads of Finance either partner closely with one of Amazon's four product families (Hardlines, Softlines, Media and Consumables), or work within other finance and business groups to help the company manage its strategic, financial, and operational plans.

-Be a Finance leader working with one of Amazon's four "product families", or in a Corporate or Operations function
-All aspects of financial control, performance management and decision support.
-Impact and influence at a senior level to ensure business controls and add value.
-Communication with Amazon leadership in UK, Luxembourg and Seattle.
-Contribution to planning, forecasting and reporting Profit/Loss and working capital metrics.
-Business case analysis of new programs, deals, and acquisition proposals
-Decision support analysis of underlying data to support negotiating of commercial terms of contractual / vendor relationships
Supporting and influencing internal customer groups in all finance and accounting matters including budgeting, forecasting, expense tracking and control.


Experienced finance leader and business partner.
Demonstrable and relevant technical finance/accounting experience
Demonstrated ability to build and manage financial models for business forecasting, variance analysis, and problem solving.
Team leadership, especially with extended teams without a direct reporting line.

In return, we will offer you a competitive salary, stock units, and other excellent benefits including healthcare. You will also have the opportunity to develop a rewarding career with one of the UK's leading online retailers.

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. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.


-Minimum of Bachelor's degree.
-Relevant finance qualification (CIMA.ACA.ACCA) or MBA
-Must be comfortable working in cross-functional teams
-Possess strong communication and persuasion skills.
-Has a superior attention to detail
-Excellent analytical skill, a passion for metrics and figures, and the ability to get into the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture
-Strong bias for action, including the ability to juggle multiple priorities
-Strong skills in accessing and using analytical tools and modeling
-Innovative and commercial
-Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects
-Strong interpersonal skills including written and oral communication skills
-Ambitious, want to succeed and be part of a great team.


- Strong commercial experience within a business partnering role, preferably within FMCG / Retail environments.

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