Senior Financial Analyst - Physical Stores

2 months agoSeattle, WA


Who we are: The Specialty Retail Stores (SRS) finance team supports some of Amazon's most exciting physical retail shopping experiences, including Amazon 4-star, Amazon Books and Amazon Pop-Ups stores. Our stores are a physical extension of the best of, and we put our customers at the center of everything we do. Our teams continue to innovate our concepts, assort the most highly rated products and build experiences our customers love.

The Opportunity: We are looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to support category operations, including financial controllership around selection, pricing, promotion and other key strategic decisions. The individual will have an opportunity to work across multiple components of our P&L, challenge assumptions, build deep dive deep analytical models, and solve complex problems that impact company-wide strategic decisions. The successful candidate will have demonstrated they can influence business owners, support thoughtful decision-making, and adapt to a rapidly-evolving environment. They can collaborate with executives and various business units across the company, and bring excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Team exposure: This role partners closely with a broad range of global finance and business leaders across the Physical Stores, Retail and WW Operations organization. The role has stakeholders including Physical Stores leaders, store planning teams and stores FP&A. This role also works with technical product managers, other finance leaders, and economists.

Key Responsibilities:
• Use solid financial knowledge and business acumen to build financial models, interpret data, draw conclusions, and make recommendations that deliver results, drive improvements, and influence leaders throughout Amazon. These decisions can have global impact.
• Delivers weekly/monthly financial close. Uses financial systems and advanced MSExcel functions to work with large data sets. Outputs plans, forecasts, budgets, and consolidations.
• Creates effective business partnerships, manages competing priorities, and provides guidance based on data analysis during unexpected events
• Uses active listening skills intuitively to communicate data (both written and verbal) in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner. Adjusts style for various audiences to articulate complex finance issues clearly.
• Collects and analyzes quantitative data to develop relevant reports that drive cost reductions.
• Participates in hiring, developing, and mentoring peers and team members. Seeks and leverages diverse perspectives in all activities.
• Identifies opportunities to resolve defects proactively. Improves, scales, or simplifies finance tools across teams and organizations.
• Contributes to work life harmony by being a positive, collaborative, and effective influencer to new team members as an indicator of operations excellence.


• BA or BS in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, or a highly analytical field (e.g., Engineering, Math, Computer Science) or equivalent.
• Minimum 5+ years of finance experience, or master's degree and three years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


• MBA and/or Professional certification (CPA/CMA/Qualified Accounting certificate)
• Experience working with large-scale data mining and reporting tools (examples: SQL, MS Access, Essbase, Cognos) and other financial systems (examples: Oracle, SAP, Lawson, JD Edwards) \
• Experience working for or with a loyalty, rewards or membership program
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities and drive projects to completion
• Demonstrated ability to influence decisions through effective verbal and written communication, logical reasoning ad the presentation of alternatives
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