At Amazon we believe that every day is still day one.
As we continue to open up more interesting opportunities, we’re seeking a savvy, motivated Central Controller to join our world-class Fulfilment & Operations network. You’ll function as the trusted business partner and advisor, helping fellow Amazonians to really understand their financial decisions.
We’re working to become the most customer-centric company on Earth: come and teach us a few things about finance, and we’ll teach you few things in return.
About the role
Finance is all about the numbers…unless you work at Amazon; it’s knowing the numbers and so much more. Enthusiasm helps us deliver new ideas, and solutions. Do you view problems as treasures, and are you willing to dive deep to develop those solutions and deliver results? Will you seek to challenge the status quo, and accept that your ideas and mechanisms may be tested daily? At Amazon, we move with purpose and speed, and this requires us to work with a dynamic network of Operations, HR, Engineering and Procurement partners.
Central Controller will work with at the EU level, across multiple sites, including regional partners. He/she will help others understand results and will be *the* trusted business advisor for all levels of leadership. He/she will employ every facet of data and communication to ensure our leaders have the most up to date and reliable information to help them make the best possible decision.
This is a perfect position for someone who knows how to work with teams that are fast and smart. You will provide the business with big leadership bringing a deep knowledge and a proven record of accomplishment. You know which details make all the difference, and which ones don’t add value. You know the difference between investing wisely, and money wasted. Your experience of delivering operational improvements, driving savings to the bottom or improving customer experience, will support you in knowing where to look.
You’ll be responsible for:
· Creating from the scratch framework for Central Controllership & Fixed Cost Team that would cover Continental Europe;
· Managing and participating in cross-functional business activities across several locations;
· Constantly challenging the status quo and proposing alternative solutions to drive the efficiency;
· Implementing policies and programs that guide Operations towards maintaining and improving its competitive position and profitability;
· Creating a “learn by doing” environment, by engaging with the on-the-floor associates and managers;
· Partner with your team, by managing all weekly and monthly financial activities, including forecasting, planning and reporting;
· Working with data source providers and technology teams, ensuring that key decision data is accurate, automated and timely.
· Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Engineering or a related discipline;
· Proven expertise in finance management, evaluation, and swift analysis: you always deliver meaningful business support;
· Demonstrated analytical, financial acumen in delivering forecasting, budgeting and variance analysis, as well as data interpretation of business impact and results;
· Advanced proficiency in MS Excel (e.g. using pivots, lookups, and so on);
· Fluency in English;
· Ability to travel; 25% travel expected, primarily to local Operations, in addition to regional support.
· Advanced problem solving and root cause analysis ability, combined with confident communication skills for conveying your conclusions;
· You’re highly analytical, detail-oriented and bring a strong sense of business acumen: you have a track record of managing new ideas and creative solutions;
· You can manage and prioritize your workload in a fast-paced, high-growth, occasionally ambiguous environment;
· You have experience of working with large-scale data mining and reporting tools;
· MBA and/or Professional certification (CPA/CMA etc.).
Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.
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