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Accounting and Finance

Financial Analyst, Operations - Nationwide Locations

Phoenix, Arizona
Requisition ID: 303587
Finance is all about the numbers…unless you work at Amazon. In business, speed matters. At Amazon enthusiasm and energy help us bring new ideas to the table – always – and we view problems as treasures. We are not afraid to challenge the status quo, and we accept that our ideas and mechanisms are tested daily. We move with purpose and speed, and this requires we work with a dynamic network of Operations, HR, Tech and Retail partners. We help others understand finance and are trusted business advisors by employing every facet of data and communication to ensure our partners and our leadership have the most up to date and reliable information to help them make the best possible decision. Come teach us a few things, and we’ll teach you a few things as we navigate the most customer-centric company on Earth.

This is a perfect position for someone who knows how to work fast and smart. Your experience has taught you how to avoid sticky predicaments, and you are good about avoiding the mess, sooner rather than later. You know which details make all the difference, and which ones don’t add value. You know the difference between spending time wisely and wasting time.

Job Responsibilities include:
  • Expertise collecting, analyzing and managing quantitative data and creating meaningful reports to drive business improvement and cost reductions
  • Root cause analysis and uncovering core issues using data, then assisting the Fulfillment Center improve and create new measures for site productivity
  • Recommend, develop, and implement policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and profitability
  • Lead the development of planning, forecasting, and reporting models and their continuous innovation and improving the use and ease of interpretation by your Operations partners
  • Work with data source providers and technology teams to ensure that key decision data is accurate, automated and timely
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities & providing level-headed guidance during unexpected events
Basic Qualifications:
  • BA/BS degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Engineering and/or similar discipline with analytical bias
  • 2+ years relevant experience in positions that require analysis
  • Demonstrated financial acumen and/or analytical experience including familiarity with concepts of forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis, and/or data interpretation and analysis
  • Intermediate up to advanced proficiency in Excel (macros, pivots, lookups)
  • 1+ years of experience performing financial and ad hoc analysis using data reporting tools
  • Ability to travel; 10% travel expected, primarily to local operations

Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA preferred
  • Measured experience demonstrating problem solving and root cause analysis
  • Familiarity with concepts of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Highly analytical, detail oriented and strong business sense; proven ability to develop new ideas, creative solutions and demonstrated experience implementing such mechanisms to result
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritize workload and achieve effective results in a fast-paced, dynamic, ever-growing and often ambiguous environment; effective multi-tasking skills are vital
  • Demonstrated effective communication and presentation skills working with multiple peer groups and levels of management
  • Experience working with large-scale data mining and reporting tools (i.e. SQL, MSAccess, Essbase and/or Cognos) and providing recommendations based on results of ad hoc analyses to management for strategic decision-making
  • Previous experience in a Manufacturing, Distribution Center or Logistics processes and systems a plus
  • Career progression and willingness to relocate for advancement opportunities

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability /Veteran

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