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Senior Accountant - Global Financial Accounting & Controls

Senior Accountant - Global Financial Accounting & Controls

Job ID 
317650
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
4/15/2015
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Finance & Accounting
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Amazon is a fast-paced, dynamic, high-tech company based in Seattle. Amazon’s finance team is searching for financial accounting professionals who consistently exceed expectations, who thrive in a challenging workplace, and who can actively contribute to our talented team. The global accounting organization supports our financial reporting, internal control, intercompany, and transfer pricing activities as well as supports new business launches globally for Amazon in the consumer products, digital initiatives, merchant, operations, logistics, payments, and cloud computing lines of business.

Additionally, we strongly encourage rotation within the Accounting department and the company as a whole; we aim to hire people who will raise the bar, not just in their first position, but over their career at Amazon. Given the size and growth of the Accounting department and rotation to other Amazon departments, we are always looking for strong candidates to fill new positions and backfill existing ones.

Responsibilities
This position will have responsibility for supporting all parts of our financial reporting process and will be expected to understand internal control design concepts sufficient to assess the effectiveness of controls in their area. This position is expected to have a strong sense of ownership, ability to identify process improvement opportunities, drive positive change across the organization, and enhance partnerships between Accounting and various business and IT groups. Technical accounting research and position paper writing will also be a requirement of this position.

We are currently looking for candidates who are at the senior accountant level. Successful candidates for this position will have the equivalent of 5 + years of professional experience with financial reporting and internal control related responsibilities. Candidates for this position will have held supervisory or management positions in companies with less than one billion in annual revenues, will have worked for a Big 4 public accounting firm at the senior accountant level for more than 2 years with Fortune 500 clients or equivalent, or have worked in a large public company as a senior accountant. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate they were top performers at their level.

Amazon’s accounting group offers opportunities in Legal Entity & Intercompany, Accounting Policy & Reporting, Operations and Capital, Transportation, Payments & Merchant Services, Retail Operations, Digital, and AWS Accounting.

Basic Qualifications

· Degree in accounting or related field with sufficient experience to sit for the CPA exam (a CPA license is not required for this position)
· Working understanding of an Internal control framework (specifically COSO) and a solid understanding of the concepts of control design and operational efficiency
· Familiarity with GAAP research tools and the FASB codification
· Experience with documenting accounting conclusions related support

Preferred Qualifications

· CPA (or equivalent)
· Big 4 public accounting experience with Fortune 500 clients
· Operational accounting experience with one or more Fortune 500 companies
· Experience working in a fast paced environment similar to a high tech start-up
· A demonstrated history of solving multiple and complex operational and accounting challenges
· Aptitude for leading teams; influencing and galvanizing others to follow you toward a solution
· Solid organizational skills along with an aptitude for information technology
· Excellent analytical skills
· Strong interpersonal written and oral communication skills

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.