Amazon is looking for a talented, result-oriented and forward thinking Financial Analyst to become a key member of the Luxembourg Accounting team.
This individual will be an exceptional accounting professional, who consistently exceeds expectations, thrives in a challenging workplace environment, and can actively contribute to supporting our growing activity in Europe.
This position will work cross-functionally and will have regular interactions with key business partners in connection with preparation of local statutory and group reporting.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to :
Conducting monthly, quarterly and annual financial closing activities for European entities under US GAAP within relevant deadlines;
Preparation and review of monthly balance sheet account reconciliations;
Preparation of annual financial statements under Local GAAPs;
Preparation of various deliverables to support both internal and external financial reporting needs, including analytic commentary and the preparation of supplementary financial analysis for management and other stakeholders;
Working closely with business partners in the EU and globally, to maintain efficient and compliant accounting processes, effective controls and identify process improvement opportunities;
Actively participating in improvement initiatives, standardization, re-engineering of processes and controls, and implementation of best practices, working closely with systems teams and demonstrating strong understanding of financial accounting systems;
Actively participating in cross functional project launches from scoping through testing and launch;
Conducting thorough analysis of complex accounting issues and preparing US and Local GAAP technical position papers.
Demonstrable years of relevant experience (minimum 4 years) in a large multi-national organization of similar size and scope (public accounting / industry mix preferred);
Exceptional ability in understanding complex accounting structures and strong analytical expertise;
A strong desire to exceed expectations, with a hands on, can-do attitude and ability to think outside the box
Experience working with and handling multiple GAAPs (e.g. US GAAP, IFRS) and strong understanding of statutory filings and their related requirements
Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Fluent in business English.
Convincing personality and ability to work both independently and as a team-player
Great attention to detail, yet able to reflect on and understand the big picture;
Proactive, and results-driven, able to correctly set priorities and meet challenging deadlines;
Advanced proficiency with MS Office tools (Excel) and experience working with financial reporting systems (Hyperion Financial Management
University degree in Accounting, Business, Economics or a related field
ACCA, CPA, CA or similar accounting credentials
Experience working with an ERP system is preferred, Oracle is a plus
Solid organizational skills along with an aptitude for information technology
Must be comfortable working in cross-functional teams and in a fast paced company