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Accountant - Global Financial Accounting & Controls

Accountant - Global Financial Accounting & Controls

Job ID 
317651
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
8/4/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Finance & Accounting
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - G&A - Finance

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
Candidates for this position will have worked for a Big 4 public accounting firm at a staff accountant level for more than 2 years or have experience working in a fast paced environment in an operational accounting role. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate they were top performers at their level.

Those who fill similar positions are expected to have a strong sense of ownership, excellent analytic skills and a desire to learn complex processes and systems. Successful candidates also prefer working in a team environment, but also feel comfortable working independently.

We are currently looking for candidates who are at the accountant level. Successful candidates for this position will have the equivalent of 3+ years of professional experience with financial reporting and internal control related responsibilities. This position will have responsibility for supporting our financial reporting process and will be expected to understand the basics of internal controls.

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)
· 3+ years of related experience
· Exposure to and a working knowledge of an Internal control framework (specifically COSO)
· Familiarity with GAAP research tools and the FASB codification

Preferred Qualifications

· CPA or equivalent
· Big 4 public accounting background
· Worked in a fast paced company similar to a high-tech start-up
· Has had exposure to operational accounting concepts of inventory, procurement, payables, receivables, and revenue
· Strong interpersonal written and oral communication skills
· Is naturally a very organizational individual
· Has an aptitude for information technology
· Excellent analytical skills
· Exposure to researching accounting conclusions documenting support for conclusions reached

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