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Finance Analyst, Kindle

Finance Analyst, Kindle

Job ID 
551108
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
7/3/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Finance & Accounting
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Amazon seeks a Financial Analyst to play a key role on the Kindle Finance team supporting Amazon’s Global Kindle Direct Publishing business. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the most innovative businesses at Amazon. This is a rapidly expanding global product with a growing Finance team. Our vision for Kindle is to have every book, ever written, in any language, all available in under 60 seconds from anywhere in the world.

This role requires a keen attention to detail, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and skills in business intelligence coupled with business acumen. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity, analytical, detail oriented and will possess the ability to work well with cross-functional teams including Amazon retail, finance, and software development teams.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Own, create and maintain weekly/monthly business review reporting of financial and operational metrics

  • Perform deep dives on business trends and performance WW and provide valuable insights to the senior leadership in weekly/monthly reviews

  • Support author acquisition marketing team on metrics, ROI analysis and budgeting

  • Partner with author support teams including Customer Service and Content Risk Management on budgeting, forecasting and development of performance/cost metrics

  • Maintain and drive improvements in unit and program level profit reporting

  • Drive automation of related reporting and analysis

Additionally, there will be opportunities to participate in special projects and ad hoc support in other finance functions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business or related field

  • 3+ years of relevant finance experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced SQL and Excel skills

  • Knowledge of Cognos and Essbase

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Understanding of the consumer business

  • Maintain a high level of attention to detail, ability to work independently, adjust priorities, and work in a continuously changing environment.

  • Experience building and managing financial models

  • Solid communication skills – written and verbal

  • Experience working with cross-functional team

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