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Senior Accounting Manager - Global Financial Accounting & Controls

Senior Accounting Manager - Global Financial Accounting & Controls

Job ID 
317653
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
4/24/2015

Job Description

Amazon is a fast-paced, dynamic, high-tech company based in Seattle. Amazon’s finance team is searching for financial accounting professionals who consistently exceed expectations, who thrive in a challenging workplace, and who can actively contribute to our talented team. The global accounting organization supports our financial reporting, internal control, intercompany, and transfer pricing activities as well as supports new business launches globally for Amazon in the consumer products, digital initiatives, merchant, operations, logistics, payments, and cloud computing lines of business.

Additionally, we strongly encourage rotation within the Accounting department and the company as a whole; we aim to hire people who will raise the bar, not just in their first position, but over their career at Amazon. Given the size and growth of the Accounting department and rotation to other Amazon departments, we are always looking for strong candidates to fill new positions and backfill existing ones.

Responsibilities
This position will have responsibility for supporting all parts of our financial reporting process. In addition, this position will be expected to understand internal control design concepts sufficient to assess the effectiveness of controls in their area and to influence the design of systems, processes and controls for emerging and growing business activities. Technical accounting research and position paper writing will also be a requirement of this position. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate they were top performers at their level.

We are currently looking for candidates who are at the senior manager level. Successful candidates for this position will have the equivalent of 9+ years of professional experience with financial reporting and internal control related responsibilities. Many of our candidates for this position will also have held similar positions in larger public companies or who have held a senior manager level position with a Big 4 public accounting firm serving Fortune 500 clients for 2 or more years. Candidates for this position may have held controller or finance director positions in public or private companies. Demonstrated experience in leading teams to accomplish unusually complex challenges will be expected as this is an ongoing requirement for this position.

Amazon’s accounting group offers opportunities in Legal Entity & Intercompany, Accounting Policy & Reporting, Operations and Capital, Transportation, Payments & Merchant Services, Retail Operations, Digital, and AWS Accounting.

Basic Qualifications

· Degree in accounting or related field with sufficient experience to sit for the CPA exam (a CPA license is not required for this position)
· 9+ years of related experience
· Expert level understanding of an internal control framework (specifically COSO) to assess control design and operational efficiency and teach these concepts to more junior team members.
· Familiarity with GAAP research tools and the FASB codification
· Experience with documenting accounting conclusions related support

Preferred Qualifications

· CPA (or equivalent)
· Big 4 public accounting experience with Fortune 500 clients
· Operational accounting experience with one or more Fortune 500 companies
· Experience working in a fast paced environment similar to a high tech start-up
· A demonstrated history of solving multiple and complex operational and accounting challenges
· Aptitude for leading teams; influencing and galvanizing others to follow you toward a solution
· Strong interpersonal written and oral communication skills
· Solid organizational skills along with an aptitude for information technology
· Excellent analytical skills

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