Amazon UK

Finance Manager

Recruiter
Amazon UK
Location
London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
25 Oct 2021
Closes
23 Nov 2021
Ref
1741970
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Finance manager
Experience level
Manager
DESCRIPTION

Amazon Video is the leading European film & TV subscription service and as part of Amazon Prime is loved by millions of households.

We're looking for exceptional people with outstanding accounting and analytical skills. People who are entrepreneurial, driven and who have what it takes, to make us the place for people to come to, for their entertainment needs.

As part of a multifaceted team, this position focuses on Amazon's Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) business. This position supports and directly influences the launches and automation of SVOD systems and the wider Digital Accounting space. The Finance Manager will work closely with the global financial systems team, accounting operations teams, tax, treasury, and others on new initiatives to provide integrated accounting requirements to the business teams. The successful candidate will partner with our operational accounting and business finance groups in developing strategic solutions to support our high growth rate through launch methodology design and training, creation of accounting tools used to support new launches and design inputs to longer-term platform development.

Responsibilities will include:
• Review of various monthly/quarterly/annual deliverables in relation to the group's digital business to support both internal and external financial reporting, accounting and controllership.
• Monthly review and sign off on certain digital content related balance sheet account reconciliations and investigate/resolve any variances
• Preparation of US GAAP/IFRS technical accounting memos on digital content contracts
• Working closely with the content acquisition team to understand new contracts and the associated accounting implications
• Providing insightful analysis and understanding of performance
• Reporting in line with the group timetable
• Quarterly review and sign off on certain estimates related to the digital business
• Quarterly review and sign off on certain SOX 404 key controls associated with the group's digital business
• Quarterly preparation of the group's digital commitments schedule and reconciliation with Amazon Finance
• Ad hoc, cross functional project work, including, but not limited to, accounting/process integration with Amazon systems and policies.
• Working closely with business partners in UK, EU, and globally to identify process improvement opportunities for existing processes and controls, and drive positive change across the organization
• Ad hoc, cross functional project work, including, but not limited to, accounting/process integration with Amazon systems and policies
• Serve as the SVOD business primary point-of-contact for internal stakeholders
• Serve as the functional expert for cross-border accounting considerations associated with SVOD business initiatives
• Improve accounting processes and internal controls to ensure the highest level of controllership is achieved;
• Working closely with business partners in the UK, EU and globally to identify process improvement opportunities for existing processes and controls, and drive positive change across the organization.
• Building an efficient and effective internal controls environment that is consistent with Amazon's high standards and practices.
• Applying knowledge of multiple reporting systems to deliver solutions. This requires advanced computer literacy (MS Office, especially Excel & Access) and the aptitude to understand system dependencies. Knowledge of Oracle, Hyperion Essbase, Cognos, database structures and SQL are an advantage.

We are a global leader in online media. We obsess over our customers and that's where we make our investments. We thrive on hiring dedicated, high-achieving professionals who work hard together to meet the cutting-edge opportunities and challenges of e-commerce

In return, we will offer you an attractive package including basic 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. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

• ACA, CIMA, ACCA or similar credentials required
• 5+ years of relevant post qualification accounting experience (public practice/industry mix preferred)
• Strong focus on controls, with experience and knowledge of the Accounting monthly close cycle, periodic financial reporting and related analytical analysis with a knowledge of various GAAP accounting rules including US GAAP, UK GAAP and IFRS
• Candidates must have demonstrated an ability to successfully lead complex, milestone driven projects.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Traits we are looking for in a candidate are a strong desire to exceed expectations, effective interpersonal skills; including persuasive written and oral communication, solid organizational skills, ability to assess and some experience with information technology.
• Excellent analytical skills (Excel, Access)
• Experience working in a fast paced environment similar to a high tech start-up
• Experience working with Oracle/COGNOS

The following professional traits that are not unique to this position, but are necessary for Amazon leaders:
• Has relentlessly high standards
• Operates at all levels within her/his organisation
• Expects and requires innovation
• Has conviction
• Results oriented
• Thinks big

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