Accounting Manager - Global Lease Accounting

1 week agoSeattle, WA


Amazon is a pioneering, dynamic, and energetic company that thrives on unique and peculiar ways. We take pride in our single-minded obsession over customer satisfaction and our ability to maintain a curious and vibrant culture no matter how large the company grows. We endeavor to build our legacy as Earth's most customer-centric company and to continue to cultivate and nourish our innovative environment through our mission to hire the best. If you are a financial accounting professional who consistently exceeds expectations, who dares to make bold decisions, and whose ears perk up at the prospect of a challenge, then Amazon is a place where your career can flourish.

When working at Amazon, your ability to make a difference and take ownership of your career begins on day one. You can expect a collaborative, team-driven environment that encourages employees to learn, be curious, and have a bias for action. Part of this propensity for continuous learning shows itself in Amazon's strong encouragement of movement and growth within the Accounting department and within the company as a whole. We aim to hire and develop those who will raise the bar over the course of their career at Amazon (and not just in their first position). Amazon's accounting group offers opportunities at the Accounting Manager level in Legal Entity & Intercompany, Accounting Policy & Reporting, Operations and Capital, Transportation, Payments & Merchant Services, Retail Operations, Digital, and AWS Accounting.

This position will have responsibility for supporting all aspects of lease accounting. 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 design new processes and controls for emerging and growing business activities. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate they were top performers at their level. Key responsibilities include:
• Manage the period-end close process by ensuring the accurate and timely completion of all lease accounting entries and reconciliations.
• Manage key lease life cycle events, such as extensions, amendments, and terminations, through lease accounting software
• Perform analytical review of lease related balances and provide balance sheet account movements to support cash flow reporting
• Act as a subject matter expert for internal tech teams and business partners on the implementation of feature changes to our lease administration software.
• Drive projects, provide accounting guidance and often serve as first point of contact for finance and business partners to resolve issues.
• Prioritization of tasks while providing active coaching to a team of talented individuals.
• Research, conclude and memorialize technical accounting position papers.


  • Degree in accounting or related field with sufficient experience to sit for the CPA exam
  • Seven or more years of related work and management experience in financial reporting and internal control design


  • Familiarity with lease accounting under ASC 842
  • Working knowledge of the COSO internal control framework and a solid understanding of the concepts of control design and operational efficiency
  • Familiarity with GAAP research tools and the FASB codification
  • Experience with lease accounting software such as Tririga or Tango
  • CPA (or equivalent)
  • Accounting management experience with Big Four (public) with Fortune 500 clients
  • Operational accounting experience with one or more Fortune 500 companies for two or more years
  • Working knowledge of the COSO internal control framework and a solid understanding of the concepts of control design and operational efficiency
  • Familiarity with GAAP research tools and the FASB codification
  • Experience working with a fast-paced, high-tech start-up or complex company
  • Experience with researching and documenting support for accounting conclusions
  • Demonstrated history of solving multiple complex operational and accounting challenges
  • Aptitude for team leadershipinfluencing and galvanizing others to follow you toward a solution
  • Natural propensity for organization and an aptitude for information technology
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
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Client-provided location(s): Seattle, WA, USA
Job ID: Amazon-1510346

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