FP&A Finance Manager

Job ID: 847395 | Amazon UK Services Ltd.

DESCRIPTION


Amazon is seeking a Finance Manager join the UK Operations FP&A team. A very high profile and busy role which will allow the successful candidate to have a direct impact on driving the future of Amazon’s world-class operations network.

The candidate will work closely with operations leaders, technology teams, and international finance teams. The person in this role will be directly responsible for decision support, controllership and finance across all areas of the business. The role will involve ad-hoc analysis and special projects requiring detailed modeling to drive the decision-making of senior leadership. The candidate should be comfortable driving deadlines among various teams.

The growth of the business and the increasing complexity driven by new launches and services make this role an exciting, interesting, and very challenging proposition. Expect to get involved in supporting new projects and initiatives, driving performance, and building plans for the future, as well as managing regular reporting, forecasting, and general planning. The role is very broad based and will require an individual who is motivated to make a big impact.

The role is part of the AMZL FP&A team which is headed by a dynamic Finance Manager with broad responsibility which promises a fulfilling career prospect for the candidate. The scale of the business and the pace of change requires dynamic thinkers who are comfortable facing challenges and working to tight deadlines.

Job responsibilities will include:
1. Establishing a best in class project financial support process for major operational projects
o Shipping (SWA)
o Flex
2. Ensuring visibility of new projects and initiatives
3. Robust business cases in place
4. Take lead role in planning and reporting processes
5. Commercial support of business partners ensuring we prioritise the right things and get the right value from projects.

· Own AMZL UK's standard planning and reporting processes e.g. Month End, Long range planning, Annual operating plan.
· Simplify, improve and automate regular business reports.
· Business partnering with the Regional Directors and Project Management teams to help improve business performance and optimise costs
· Working with Procurement to ensure best value propositions are made available for the business to operate frugally in line with the Amazon management principles
· Ensure effective controls and support the decision making process with expertise and analysis
· Partnering with operational teams to influence financial and operational productivity and mitigate risks

Internal job description
Basic qualifications
· Experience in finance and accounting
· Degree in Finance, Computer Science, Engineering or other quantitative area or other degree with equivalent experience.
· CIMA or ACCA qualification

Exceptional communication and presentation skills working with multiple peer groups and levels of management
Ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workloads
· Understanding of finance issues in an operational environment of rapid growth
· Expertise with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
· Industry experience in e-commerce, distribution, retail, or any other state of the art Supply Chain/Logistics industrial company
· Demonstrated experience of successfully driving complex, milestone driven projects and carrying out changes across multi-country entities.
· Ability to think both analytically and strategically – to go beyond the numbers and to think logically about underlying business issues.
· Strong PC modeling skills including advanced proficiency in MS Excel. SQL experience is advantageous.

Preferred qualifications

• Familiarity with operational controllership - forecasting, planning, optimization, logistics

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.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

·• Experience in finance and accounting
• Degree in Finance, Computer Science, Engineering or other quantitative area or other degree with equivalent experience.
• CIMA or ACCA qualification
• Exceptional communication and presentation skills working with multiple peer groups and levels of management
• Ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workloads
• Understanding of finance issues in an operational environment of rapid growth
• Expertise with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
• Industry experience in e-commerce, distribution, retail, or any other state of the art Supply Chain/Logistics industrial company
• Demonstrated experience of successfully driving complex, milestone driven projects and carrying out changes across multi-country entities.
• Ability to think both analytically and strategically – to go beyond the numbers and to think logically about underlying business issues.
• Strong PC modeling skills including advanced proficiency in MS Excel. SQL experience is advantageous.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS


• Familiarity with operational controllership - forecasting, planning, optimization, logistics

• SQL experience is advantageous.

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.