Senior Financial Analyst

Job ID: 886403 | Amzn Support Srvcs Costa Rica

DESCRIPTION

Amazon.com strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want - low prices, vast selection, and convenience - Amazon.com continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. Amazon's evolution from Web site to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company's DNA. The world's brightest technology minds come to Amazon.com to research and develop technology that improves the lives of shoppers and sellers around the world.

FOAA (Fin Ops Accounting and Analysis) is a finance operations (Fin Ops) department which manages the accounting, reporting and analysis processes. We support Fin Ops, central accounting, FP&A, payment finance, tax & compliance teams across the globe for their account reconciliations, Journal entries, reporting, and analysis related activities. Amazon.com has extensive financial systems and processes for its businesses across the globe so our continued focus is to strengthen our worldwide accounting processes that enable the activities of Amazon.com in areas of Retail and Non-Retail accounting.


The successful candidate will ensure that accounting processes are run in a controlled environment, meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The candidate will report into a Senior Manager. This will working with our central accounting, finance operation and Global financial teams to ensure we have a controlled accounting process to do month end accounting and reporting activities in a manner fitting with our "Customer Obsession", “Deliver Results” and “Insist on Highest Standard” philosophy.

The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for smooth operations of global accounting team at San Jose, which includes closing the global books of accounts, posting of journal entries, preparing global general ledger account reconciliations, reporting and having reviews with leadership team. The person needs to ensure that the finance processes are operating at the optimum capacity, and partnering with operations and accounting team to achieve the annual operating plan. The Accounting team is responsible for preparing, reviewing and reporting on general ledger account and operational reconciliations. This individual will be responsible for developing and maintaining key financial and operational metrics, analyzing and reporting monthly variance analysis and providing ad-hoc reporting and analysis. This individual will also establish and embed principals of financial controls by measuring the quality of general ledger account reconciliations, creating dashboards and metrics to measure quality of processes and controls. This position will also be responsible for hiring and training priorities; ensuring existing policies and procedures are followed.

The successful candidate should have a strong desire in innovating processes and exceed expectations in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, primarily driving innovation on behalf of our customers.


Responsibilities include:

Accounting and Control:
· Own financial reporting and may teach others e.g. own the delivery of complete month end close of AP, AR or payroll or other accounting functions, reporting decks, reconciliations etc.
· Provide support/direction for process or problem resolution.
· Ensure all processes are operating efficiently and effectively.
· Identify and implement process improvements where required.
· Understand the best practices of industry and set up benchmark for quality.
· Actively participate in strategic initiatives and special projects when assigned or required.
· Ensure appropriate financial policies, procedures, and internal controls are in place, documented, and operating as intended.
· Manage department’s response to internal and external audit requirements and will also ensure compliance with Sox requirements for all geographies/activities.
· Manage complex accounting issues and implement process controls.
· Ability to analyze complex datasets and provide business judgements.

Leadership and Management:
· Stakeholder management and building relationships: Make and keep commitments, seek opportunities to partner with customers, be optimistic, and anticipate needs.
· Protect our brand: Know and live the values.
· Strong systems background.
· Actively participate in strategic initiatives and special projects when assigned or required.
· Ability to work with remote teams in multiple geos.
· Work with cross functional systems and drive process improvement initiatives




BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· CPA equivalent, with 10+ or more years of post-qualification experience in Reporting and Forecasting activities
· Strong analysis skills.
· Exceptional leadership skills.
· Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
· Strong customer focus - both Internal / External
· Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.
· A work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations.
· Exceptional verbal and written English communication skills.
· Detail-oriented, well-organized.
· Ability to readily adapt to and lead through changing environment.
· Exceptional interpersonal skills — including written and oral communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Retail industry experience
· Experience using Oracle Financial Applications