• Senior Financial Analyst - Accounting

    Company/Location (search) SG-Singapore
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/5/2018 8:57 PM)
    Job ID
    713661
    Company
    Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    Singapore
  • Job Description

    Amazon is a fast-paced, dynamic, high-tech company based in Seattle. Amazon’s accounting team is searching for 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, inter-company, 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.

    Amazon seeks a high caliber experienced accountant who will be responsible for proper and accurate accounting across business AWS and retail business operations in the region. This position will work closely with the global payments, intercompany, retail, AWS, and transportation accounting teams as well as operational teams. This team member will represent the accounting organization to various stakeholders internally and externally. In addition, the position plays a critical role in monthly financial review responsibilities. This role requires excellent communication and organization skills, including the ability to anticipate, identify and communicate risks to senior leadership across geographies and time zones.

    Successful candidates for this position will have a minimum of seven years professional experience in similar positions in larger public companies and/or public accounting firms. Candidate experience should cover accounting & financial reporting processes, accounting and operations transitions.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Monthly financial reporting and internal control assessments
    • Continuously evaluate, document and work with regional and US Accounting teams to reach conclusions on the respective country accounting standards for business events
    • Actively engaging with new business initiatives as needed within the region
    • Identifying, articulating and communicating project and accounting operation risks to leadership, along with clear recommendations for resolution or mitigation
    • Have direct responsibility and ownership in executing large scale process improvement opportunities within newly established businesses, existing processes and controls

    Basic Qualifications

    Basic qualifications
    • Degree in accounting or related field
    • CPA, Chartered Accountant or similar qualification
    • 7+ years of relevant experience
    • Strong interpersonal written and oral communication skills
    • Southeast Asia public or corporate accounting experience with multi-national corporations
    • Experience developing or auditing financial statements
    • Sound knowledge of local GAAP standards for a Southeast Asia geography and US GAAP
    • Working understanding of an Internal control framework (specifically COSO) and a solid understanding of the concepts of control design and operational efficiency
    • Basic IT and system integration experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred qualifications
    • Experience working in a US based public company with sales over $5 billion
    • Operational accounting experience with a US based public company
    • 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
    • Experience with documenting accounting conclusions related support across multiple country jurisdictions
    • Excellent analytical skills
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