Amazon is a fast paced, dynamic, high-tech Company based in Seattle. Amazon’s finance team is searching for bar-raising accounting professionals who consistently exceed expectations, who thrive in a challenging workplace, and who can actively contribute to our talented team.
This position supports and directly influences the launches of some of Amazon’s newest global business initiatives in the consumer products, digital, merchant services, operations, logistics, payments, and cloud computing lines of business. The senior project launch analyst will work closely with the global financial systems team, accounting operations teams, tax, treasury, and others on new initiatives to provide integrated accounting requirements to the business teams. In addition, the project launch analyst is a member of a project team which partners with our operational accounting and business finance groups in developing strategic solutions to support our high growth rate through launch methodology design and training, creation of accounting tools used to support new launches and design inputs to longer-term platform development.
Successful candidates for this senior analyst level position will have a minimum of five years professional experience working with financial processes, project management, accounting requirements documentation, process design, and user acceptance testing responsibilities. They will have developed a passion for driving process improvement across the accounting organization. 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.
In addition successful candidates will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, managing through ambiguity and complexity, and demonstrate and ability to support multiple, simultaneous, project launches at any one time. Candidates will be expected to identify and own projects independently, supported by junior analysts where appropriate. Candidates are also expected to have sufficient finance experience to help the project launch team identify and incorporate the necessary financial reporting and internal control elements into the systems or tools that are developed to support new business activities. Excellent communication and organization skills are required along with the ability to anticipate, identify, and communicate risks to accounting, finance, business and IT leadership, and the ability to communicate project information to senior business leadership.
Job responsibilities will include:
· Working independently to manage projects and support Amazon's business and development teams in the design and implementation of new products and offerings.
· Provide project management within and across business units to transition new processes and/or permanent solutions to support the Amazon accounting team.
· Coordinate with the global accounting teams to establish and maintain strong communication channels.
· Identify, implement, and adhere to best practices across all new project launches
· Offering coaching, support, and guidance to direct reports.