Financial Analyst-Return to Work Program

Job ID: 1387484 | Amazon Web Services, Inc.


The Path Forward Return to Work program at Amazon/AWS is a 16- week paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. The program is open to women and men who have at least 5 years of professional finance experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply.

This 16-week program is 100 percent virtual. Upon successful completion of the returnship, there is a possibility of an offer for full-time employment. Offers for full-time roles are contingent upon candidates’ advance commitment to reside or relocate to a geographical area that is within commuting distance to our Herndon, VA office post Covid-19. Relocation assistance will be provided for full-time opportunities.

AWS is seeking candidates with a strong sense of ownership, excellent analytic skills, a desire to learn complex processes and systems and results-oriented finance and accounting analyst to work in our corporate offices in Herndon, VA. The ideal candidate is a proven self-starter with strong attention to detail, analytical skills, and the ability to dive deep. Amazon’s finance team is searching for candidates who consistently exceed expectations, who thrive in a challenging workplace, and who can actively contribute to our talented team. Based on the individual’s performance after the returnship, there would be an opportunity to start in a full-time role.

The successful candidate will be highly analytical and able to work effectively across multiple teams.
· Build strong business partnering relationships by providing data-driven and decision-supporting analytics.
· Drive improvements in the end-to-end costing process
· Collaborate across multiple teams to develop ad-hoc business cases and present recommendations to senior management.
· Evaluate the trade-offs of different technology choices with respect to cost and performance relative to customer requirements.
· Lead the financial planning and analysis effort and forecast various metrics for financial risks and opportunities.
· Monitoring compliance with controls and systems, and developing new processes and controls to support the fast-growing, global businesses.


BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, or a highly analytical field (e.g., Engineering, Math, and Computer Science) or an equivalent combination of education and a minimum 5 years of finance experience, OR master’s degree and 3 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


· You are eligible for this program if you have been out of the workforce for at least 2 years.
Examples may be:
o Staying home to raise your family
o Taking needed time off to provide personal care for a loved one
o Venturing to starting your own business
o Necessary sabbatical from the workforce for personal reasons

· MBA or Master’s in a related field
· Knowledge of SQL, Business Intelligence tools, or the willingness to learn
· Comfortable working with cross-functional teams and dealing with ambiguity.
· Strong organizational and multitasking skills with ability to balance competing priorities.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills
· Advanced modeling skills including strong knowledge of Excel skill
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