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Sr Finance Analyst, WW Retail Systems & Services FP&A

Sr Finance Analyst, WW Retail Systems & Services FP&A

Job ID 
564367
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
8/2/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Finance & Accounting
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Job Description

At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you'd like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online, this is your chance to make history. WW Retail Systems and Services is at the heart of these decisions, and we are looking for a dynamic, experienced leader to join as Senior Finance Leader to create a new expanded FP&A function across this group

The Retail Systems and Services team provides strategic services related to Vendor Relationship Systems, Global Pricing and Promotions, Vendor Management, Product Imaging, Shared Services, Product Replenishment (Dash and Subscribe and Save), and more to the global Retail organization. We’re hard at work building new programs designed to streamline key workflow and implement operational excellence systems.

You will own a key role delivering financial and operational analyses, surfacing opportunities to reduce cost and innovate, manage projects, improve processes and help take the business and the finance team to the next level. As a member of this team, you will leverage strong data extraction skills to drive worldwide reporting deliverables, engineer ad hoc financial analysis, support business planning and implement ideas for process improvement. The individual must have the ability to communicate effectively across multiple technical and non-technical business units, as well as across other geographies. A successful leader of this team collaborates effectively to solve data problems, implement new reporting solutions, and deliver successfully against high operational standards.

Duties will include:
- Building and improving existing finance processes to ensure data integrity and efficient analyses
- Support the development of continuously-evolving automated forecast models and methodologies, owning the adoption across the organization
- Manage and develop scalable financial tools or reports that align, and simplify, monthly business reviews, annual planning, and forecasting processes
- Sourcing, analyzing, and reporting quantitative data; perform ad hoc analyses
- Analyzing trends, formulating projections, and evaluating savings initiatives
- Assist in developing monthly/quarterly financial reporting (actual and forecast) and annual budgeting
- Provide fact-based insights into variances and trends
- Presentation of findings and recommendations to Senior Leaders

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following abilities and characteristics:
- Be highly analytical and detail oriented
- Quickly build credibility and trust with internal customers
- Demonstrate work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations
- Strong leadership, communication, and persuasion skills
- Advanced communication skills, both verbal and written
- Building scalable financial processes and metrics by working with functional leaders and other finance functions
- Developing new ideas and creative solutions
- Successful in an ambiguous environment
- Comfortable with tight deadlines and prioritize workload
- Work regularly with remote teams
- Work on cross-functional teams
- Focus on customers and work backwards



Basic Qualifications

- 5+ years of financial analysis, based on large volumes of data
- BS/BA degree in a quantitative field (Mathematics, Engineering, Sciences, Operations Research)

Preferred Qualifications

- Advanced problem-solving skills for difficult and complex issues
- Experience with SQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Cognos and SharePoint
- Proficiency in statistical modeling (ideally using R or Python Pandas)
- Ability to consistently meet deadlines, and provide well-vetted reporting and business recommendations
- Experience communicating results to business leaders
- Motivated self-starter, proactive and action-oriented, requiring limited supervision
- Highly organized and detail focused, have multi-tasking skills, and efficient in ambiguous situations owning full cycle software development / change efforts
- MBA or advanced degree in a quantitative field preferred

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