Functional App Analyst, AFFS Accounting Onboarding

Jun 13, 2024
Jun 14, 2024
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Amazon is a US-based multinational electronic commerce company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified into many other categories, with a vision to be earth's most customer-centric company & to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online.
Amazon's Finance Operations, Accounting & Analysis (FOAA) team is a fast-paced, team-focused, dynamic environment and delivering great experiences for our customers is top priority. FOAA is seeking a Finance Analyst to support our Accounting Onboarding team.
The Financial Analyst will partner with the Accounting Onboarding team (based in the US) to support various Amazon businesses for launching their products and services by automating their accounting and reconciliation processes. This is an exciting opportunity to join fast-paced businesses at Amazon. The successful candidate will be strategic, analytical, and have a demonstrated ability to support financial systems and architecture. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in cross-functional teams, and demonstrate strong leadership skills.
The candidate must have superior attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities. The position represents an exciting opportunity to be a part of an extremely dynamic and high -paced environment, support a global organization and work with accounting and business teams. The role offers significant opportunities for rapid growth and is a great place to learn about various businesses at Amazon.
Key job responsibilities
- Must have knowledge of an application's functionality. They know what functionality is available in their system and how to configure it to work for business processes
- Help customers author and release accounting configurations using home grown business configuration management solutions.
- Troubleshoot integration issues by partnering with internal technical teams across the orgs.
- Work very closely with the technical teams across Amazon's lines of businesses to come up with innovative solutions that will accelerate the adoption of technology used for Financial Reporting and reconciliation.
- Work independently to manage projects and support Amazon's global businesses and development teams in the design and implementation of accounting systems.
- Provide project management update within and across business units to transition new processes and/or permanent solutions to support the Amazon accounting team.
- Coordinate with the global accounting teams to establish and maintain strong communication channels.
- Identify, implement, and adhere to best practices across all new project launches -Offering and receiving coaching, support, and guidance to the team.
- Supporting in User Acceptance Testing (UATs) in close co-ordination with business and accounting teams.
- Provide inputs for monthly and quarterly business reviews in a timely manner.
- Facilitate the business reviews with data analysis and follow through with business leaders on actionable items for improving business metrics over a period of time.
- Measuring and monitoring of metrics for new business initiatives.
- Present recommendations to senior management on strategic decisions, and planned future initiatives.
- Demonstrate appropriate understanding / working knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls, and apply them.
- Ensure appropriate financial policies, procedures, and internal controls are in place, documented, and operating as intended.
- Drive process improvements required to enhance controls.
- Actively participate in strategic initiatives and special projects when assigned or required.
A day in the life
Prioritization, Resource Planning and Stakeholder Management.
Gathering requirements from various Amazon businesses integrating with financial automation tools.
Collaborate with engineering teams to come up with optimal solutions for accounting automation.
Work on code review and config review process by following the guidelines.
Participate in UAT and guide internal customers with troubleshooting.
Work on deployments to production after acquiring UAT sign-off from stakeholders.
About the team
Amazon's Finance Operations, Accounting & Analysis (FOAA) team is a fast-paced, team-focused, dynamic environment and delivering great experiences for our customers is top priority. FOAA is seeking a Finance Analyst to support our Accounting Onboarding team.
We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:
Pune, MH, IND
Basic Qualifications
1-2 years of relevant experience in identifying, leading, and executing opportunities to improve, automate, standardize or simplify finance or business tools and processes experience
1-2 years of experience of working in Financial Services implementing solutions.
Hands on experience in ERP implementation along with understanding of modules like GL, AP, AR, CM, FA, Expenses, PPM etc.
Act as liaison between customers and engineering teams.
Ability to understand complex business flows and break them into use cases
Experience using data to influence business decisions
Excellent verbal and written communication. Good interpersonal skills
Strong Project Management skills
Experience working with large-scale data reporting tools (examples: SQL, MS Access, Essbase, Cognos) and other financial systems (examples: Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, Lawson, JD Edwards)
Preferred Qualifications
Certified Accountant with CA, ICWA, CIMA, CMA, CPA or other designations
experience in a technical consulting or techno-functional consulting role in a customer centric, fast-moving environment.
Proven ability to develop new ideas and creative solutions
Proven ability to work successfully in an ambiguous environment
Proven ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workload
Ability to work in cross-functional teams
Customer focus and professional demeanor