Senior Finance Analyst

Job ID: 709622 | Amazon UK Services Ltd.


Senior Finance Analyst (m/f)

As we continue to open up more managerial opportunities, we’re seeking a savvy, motivated Senior Finance Analyst to join our world-class Fulfilment & Operations network. You’ll function as the trusted finance manager, business partner and advisor, helping fellow Amazonians to really understand their financial decisions.

We’re working to become the most customer-centric company on Earth: come and teach us a few things about finance, and we’ll teach you few things in return.

About this key role:

In this role you’ll do far more than manage spreadsheets. Our ideal finance manager doesn’t just manage our books and make our ends meet; they help drive the company forward.

So while one aspect of this role is about understanding our numbers and budgets, equal aspects of the position require the big vision and drive of an ambitious Finance Manager. You’ll make huge impact, not just on the bottom line performance of your Fulfilment Centre, but on the overall customer experience.

You’ll employ every facet of finance data mining to ensure your partners, colleagues and leaders have the most up to date, reliable information at hand, helping them make the best possible financial decisions they can.

You’ll be responsible for:

· Implementing policies and programmes that guide Operations towards maintaining and improving its competitive position and profitability,
· Creating a “learn by doing” environment, by engaging with the on-the-floor associates and managers,
· Working with data source providers and technology teams, ensuring that key decision data is accurate, automated and timely.
· You’ll use your expertise in the collection, analysis and management of quantitative financial data, as you create meaningful reports,
· You’ll drive business improvements, while recommending cost reductions,
· Via root cause analysis, you’ll leverage extensive FC data to uncover any underlying process- or finance related issues,
· You’ll then assist your facility with necessary improvements or process changes, as well as aiding the creation of new measures to bolster site productivity,
· You’ll recommend, develop and implement policies and programmes that guide our Operations in maintaining (and improving) its competitive position and profitability,
· Lead the development of all weekly and monthly financial metrics, alongside all financial planning, forecasting and reporting models:
· You’ll take care of continuous innovation regarding your area of expertise, as you aim to improve your deliverables, while making them more readily accessible for everyone,
· You’ll work with data source providers and technology teams, ensuring that key financial decision data is accurate, automated and delivered in a timely fashion,
· As an analyst, you’re a quick thinker: able to manage competing priorities while providing level-headed guidance, even during unexpected events.


Basic qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Engineering or a related discipline,
· You hold a professional certification (CPA/CMA, etc.), plus relevant experience,
· Previous experience in positions requiring analysis of and reporting finance results,
· Proven expertise in finance management, evaluation, and swift analysis: you always deliver meaningful business reporting,
· You can employ root cause analysis to identify issues quickly, while uncovering their causes,
· You’ll then assist, consult with and teach colleagues and the wider business how these incidents incur costs, and how to avoid them,
· Demonstrated analytical, financial acumen in delivering forecasting, budgeting and variance analysis, as well as data interpretation of business impact and results,
· Advanced proficiency in MS Excel (e.g. using pivots, lookups, and so on),
· You’re willing and able to travel, primarily to local operations, in addition to occasional regional support,
· Proven familiarity with UK GAAP Accounting standards.


Preferred qualifications
· Advanced problem solving and root cause analysis ability, combined with confident communication skills for conveying your conclusions,
· You’re highly analytical, detail-oriented and bring a strong sense of business acumen: you have a track record of managing new ideas and creative solutions,
· You can manage and prioritize your workload in a fast-paced, high-growth, occasionally ambiguous environment,
· You have experience of working with large-scale data mining and reporting tools (e.g. SQL, MS Access, Essbase and/or Cognos), alongside other financial systems (e.g. Oracle, SAP, Lawson, JD Edwards),
· Previous experience in a Manufacturing, Distribution Centre or Logistics environment is a plus,
· A willingness to relocate for potential advancement opportunities

We’re looking forward to receiving your application, preferably in English.

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.

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